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'Nightline' Wakes Up ABC Late Night Timeslot - Posted April 7, 2014
ABC's "Nightline" averaged 1.67 million Total Viewers in the first quarter of 2014, giving ABC its best performance in the 12:35amET time period during a Q1 in 11 years, but drawing less than half the audience than it did when it aired an hour earlier. "Nightline" finished second in the time period,... [TVNewser]

David Letterman: Late Night's Version of a Super-Charged Volvo Station Wagon - Posted April 7, 2014
If you never saw the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode featuring David Letterman, now is the time to ... [Fishbowl NY]

David Letterman: Late Night's Version of a Super-Charged Volvo Station Wagon - Posted April 7, 2014
If you never saw the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode featuring David Letterman, now is the time to ... [FishbowlNY]

Your Pick for Piers Morgan's Replacement is... - Posted February 26, 2014
After Larry King fueled speculation about a possible return to CNN following the news of Piers Morgan's show cancellation, ... [TVNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Ad Targeting | YouTube Interface - Posted February 21, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Buzz for Jimmy Fallon Debut vs. Jay Leno Finale - Posted February 20, 2014
Jay Leno's farewell "Tonight Show" episode might have beat out Jimmy Fallon's debut in the ratings by over three million viewer... [Lost Remote]

Columnist: Californians Should 'Declare War' on Jimmy Fallon - Posted February 13, 2014
Look out. In his latest column... [GalleyCat]

After 129 'Best in Show' Awards, This Top Dog is Calling It Quits - Posted February 12, 2014
When your dog's name is the impossibly majestic word-combination Afterall Painting the Sky, you have perhaps a karmic edge at big stages like the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club contest, which came to a close last night at Madison Square Garden. We feel we owe it to this five-year-old terrier, ... [Fishbowl NY]

After 129 'Best in Show' Awards, This Top Dog is Calling It Quits - Posted February 12, 2014
When your dog's name is the impossibly majestic word-combination Afterall Painting the Sky, you have perhaps a karmic edge at big stages like the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club contest, which came to a close last night at Madison Square Garden. We feel we owe it to this five-year-old terrier, ... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' Farewell - Posted February 10, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos ... [Lost Remote]

The Ticker: Dan's Bar, Sean's House, Jay's Goodbye - Posted February 10, 2014
"Nightline" co-anchor Dan Abrams has applied for a transfer of a liquor license at a restaurant space in Tribeca. The community board will take up the issue Wednesday night. Fox News host ... [TVNewser]

How 'The Tonight Show' has changed because of social media - Posted February 9, 2014
Last week Jay Leno finished his 22 year run as the host of The Tonight Show. Among many mixed feelings Grantland's Steven Hyden ... [Lost Remote]

'AC360 Later' Removed from CNN Schedule - Posted February 7, 2014
CNN's "AC360 Later" and Jay Leno have something in common: they've both signed off for the last time. Staffers were informed this morning the 10pm new... [TVNewser]

ICYMI: Sadness Prevails -Facebook, Leno, and Sochi - Posted February 7, 2014
Okay, so maybe you think the Facebook Look Back movies are lame, but this one might change your mind. - by David Cohen at AllFacebook... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Leno Signs Off | Carville Joins Fox | AOL CEO Under Fire - Posted February 7, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Leno Signs Off | Carville Joins Fox | AOL CEO Under Fire - Posted February 7, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Kimmel, Damon Log Another Tense Late Night Chapter - Posted February 6, 2014
As one early YouTube commenter so rightly notes, "OMG, this does not get old!" It also risks upstaging, not by accident, Jay Leno's NBC Tonight Show farewell with Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks. Kimmel, called out by Leno in several ... [Fishbowl NY]

Kimmel, Damon Log Another Tense Late Night Chapter - Posted February 6, 2014
As one early YouTube commenter so rightly notes, "OMG, this does not get old!" It also risks upstaging, not by accident, Jay Leno's NBC Tonight Show farewell with Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks. Kimmel, called out by Leno in several ... [FishbowlNY]

The Evening Ticker: Sochi, Reid, Leno - Posted February 5, 2014
NBC has released the TV schedule for the first two days of the Sochi Olympics. The competition kicks off tomorrow night from 8pm-11pm with figure skating, men's and women's snowboarding, and w... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno 'Tonight' Farewell Building on Social - Posted February 4, 2014
Jay Leno ends his 22-year run as "Tonight Show" host Thursday, and the show's social media accounts have been reveling in the buildup to the finale. // ... [Lost Remote]

KNBC Says Goodbye to Burbank Studios - Posted February 3, 2014
KNBC broadcast its final newscasts from its longtime home in Burbank this weekend. The NBC owned station, which has been in Burbank since 1962, is relocating to Universal City to join the rest of the NBC Universal properties in Los Angeles. The debut of KNBC's new studios coincides with the start of... [TVSpy]

CNN Adds Jay Leno at 10pm... One Night Only - Posted January 29, 2014
CNN is producing another news-focused entertainment special, this time on Jay Leno. "Jay Leno: Mr. Comedy" airs Friday night at 10pmET. CNN's Nischelle Turner hosts th... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' #2 For the Week With 14M Viewers - Posted January 28, 2014
Even with no NFL lead-in, "60 Minutes" was the second most-watched show -- behind only The Grammys -- last week. The broadcast, which featured ... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno Gives Jimmy Fallon a Couple of Great Pointers - Posted January 27, 2014
When Howard Stern recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, he warned that there needs to be a very different kind of opening monologue once the talk show host takes over The Tonight Show. Via The Hollywood Reporter, in a second interview to go along with this weekend's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jay Leno Gives Jimmy Fallon a Couple of Great Pointers - Posted January 27, 2014
When Howard Stern recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, he warned that there needs to be a very different kind of opening monologue once the talk show host takes over The Tonight Show. Via The Hollywood Reporter, in a second interview to go along with this weekend's ... [FishbowlNY]

Kroft on Leno: 'They're Forcing Him Out While He's a Solid No. 1' - Posted January 27, 2014
Steve Kroft's interview with Jay Leno for "60 Minutes" last night comes 22 years after Kroft's first interview with the NBC late night host, when Leno took over "The Tonight Show" from Johnny Carson. What's changed in those 22 years? "[H]is life has changed very little," ... [TVNewser]

The Most Popular FishbowlNY Posts for the Past Week - Posted January 24, 2014
Here's a look at the FishbowlNY stories that made the most buzz this week. 1) Sports Illustrated 's Highest Traffic Day Ever Comes Via Ri... [Fishbowl NY]

The Most Popular FishbowlNY Posts for the Past Week - Posted January 24, 2014
Here's a look at the FishbowlNY stories that made the most buzz this week. 1) Sports Illustrated 's Highest Traffic Day Ever Comes Via Ri... [FishbowlNY]

Jay Leno Explains Himself Via 60 Minutes - Posted January 23, 2014
Late night TV industry watchers have applauded Jimmy Fallon for choosing, from the very beginning of his transition to The Tonight Show, to keep in regular, friendly contact with the man he is succeeding, Jay Leno. That politically astute methodology will ring even 20/20 wiser once the masses have had a... [Fishbowl NY]

Jay Leno Explains Himself Via 60 Minutes - Posted January 23, 2014
Late night TV industry watchers have applauded Jimmy Fallon for choosing, from the very beginning of his transition to The Tonight Show, to keep in regular, friendly contact with the man he is succeeding, Jay Leno. That politically astute methodology will ring even 20/20 wiser once the masses have had a... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: A&E Suspends Duck Star | CNN Courts Leno | WaPo Hacked - Posted December 19, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: A&E Suspends Duck Star | CNN Courts Leno | WaPo Hacked - Posted December 19, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

What's Next for Jay Leno? - Posted December 18, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter looks at Jay Leno's future when his run on "The Tonight Show" comes to an end early next year. CNN's... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Hoda & Al, Rupert, Team USA - Posted December 17, 2013
Al Roker will host his 17th Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's Day alongside Hoda Kotb, who will be hosting her first Tournament of Roses parade. NBC's coverage begins at 11:30amET. Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will be the Grand Marshal... [TVNewser]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Holiday Wishes From Adrian Grenier - Posted December 13, 2013
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to th... [AllFacebook]

Megyn Kelly: 'I Care About Protecting My Audience' - Posted December 10, 2013
Megyn Kelly appeared on "The Tonight Show" yesterday, talking with Jay Leno about her transition from law to television as well as her Fox News primetime show. "I don't care about pandering to the left or the right, I care about protecting my audience," Kelly said. "My boss, ... [TVNewser]

Full Nelson | Angry Yelpers | Loopy Lauer - Posted October 30, 2013
GalleyCat: On the heels of a third studio album in 16 months (To All The Girls...), on which he duets with everyone from Dolly Parton to Sheryl Crow, 80-year-old Willie Nelson has decided to give the autobiography th... [Fishbowl NY]

Full Nelson | Angry Yelpers | Loopy Lauer - Posted October 30, 2013
GalleyCat: On the heels of a third studio album in 16 months (To All The Girls...), on which he duets with everyone from Dolly Parton to Sheryl Crow, 80-year-old Willie Nelson has decided to give the autobiography th... [FishbowlNY]

How Savannah Guthrie Really Feels When Matt Lauer Makes a Mistake - Posted October 30, 2013
After eating chicken heart on the "Today" show yesterday morning, Savannah Guthrie flew out to Los Angeles for an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Guthrie told a funny story about a recent mistake ... [TVNewser]

Conan Faces Steep LinkedIn Battle - Posted October 1, 2013
It's been a few days now since Conan O'Brien set up a LinkedIn profile and declared his intention to topple Sir Richard Branson's status as the site's most followed Influencer. So how is Coco doing? Well, it depends how you look at it. On the one hand, O'Brien at press time is... [Fishbowl NY]

Conan Faces Steep LinkedIn Battle - Posted October 1, 2013
It's been a few days now since Conan O'Brien set up a LinkedIn profile and declared his intention to topple Sir Richard Branson's status as the site's most followed Influencer. So how is Coco doing? Well, it depends how you look at it. On the one hand, O'Brien at press time is... [FishbowlNY]

Ross Mathews Gets Ready to Mingle - Posted September 3, 2013
Twelve years after Ross Mathews started doing remote bits for Jay Leno, he's finally got his own talk show. Hello Ross!, a weekly half-hour pop culture mash-up that sort of picks up where the Kevin Smith Hulu program Spoilers left off, debuts Friday at 10 p.m. on E! And Mathews says... [Fishbowl NY]

Ross Mathews Gets Ready to Mingle - Posted September 3, 2013
Twelve years after Ross Mathews started doing remote bits for Jay Leno, he's finally got his own talk show. Hello Ross!, a weekly half-hour pop culture mash-up that sort of picks up where the Kevin Smith Hulu program Spoilers left off, debuts Friday at 10 p.m. on E! And Mathews says... [FishbowlNY]

Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld: Nothing But Net Worth - Posted August 20, 2013
What's $100 million between very rich friends? We don't usually cover reverse-PR gambits like this one today from intelligence firm ... [Fishbowl NY]

Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld: Nothing But Net Worth - Posted August 20, 2013
What's $100 million between very rich friends? We don't usually cover reverse-PR gambits like this one today from intelligence firm ... [FishbowlNY]

Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld: Nothing But Net Worth - Posted August 20, 2013
What's $100 million between very rich friends? We don't usually cover reverse-PR gambits like this one today from intelligence firm ... [semanticweb.com]

Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld: Nothing But Net Worth - Posted August 20, 2013
What's $100 million between very rich friends? We don't usually cover reverse-PR gambits like this one today from intelligence firm ... [AllTwitter]

TMZ Vet Daniel Goldblatt Now at the Helm of Variety.com - Posted July 29, 2013
Very few people can point to longer terms of service with TMZ than Daniel Goldblatt. He started with the Harvey Levin operation way back in June o... [Fishbowl NY]

TMZ Vet Daniel Goldblatt Now at the Helm of Variety.com - Posted July 29, 2013
Very few people can point to longer terms of service with TMZ than Daniel Goldblatt. He started with the Harvey Levin operation way back in June o... [FishbowlNY]

Cap'n Crunch Confronts Controversy - Posted June 26, 2013
Did you know that Cap'n Crunch has his own digital late-night talk show? Because I didn't. You don't even need to watch it to know that he's better than Jay Leno. The latest episode of The Cap'n Crunch Show addressed a recent uniform controversy about whether or not the Cap'n... [AgencySpy]

Vin Diesel Pulls a Fast One on Jay Leno - Posted May 23, 2013
There are certain guests, like Vin Diesel, that Tonight Show host Jay Leno is utterly familiar and comfortable with. When these people drop by the soon-to-be-shuttered Burbank set, it generally results in very entertaining TV. At one point during the Wednesday interview promoting Fast & Furious 6... [FishbowlLA]

Hanging Out in Venice with the JibJab Crew - Posted May 13, 2013
Remember that great scene in Annie Hall where kids in an elementary school classroom speak directly to the camera and indicate what they will become as adults? On Friday afternoon, a charming echo of that classic sequence unfolded at the offices of JibJab. ... [FishbowlLA]

Boring Guy Tom Hanks Tops '100 Most Trusted People in America' List - Posted May 7, 2013
Reader's Digest just published a piece titled the "100 Most Trusted People in America" and Tom Hanks took the top spot. This is not sur... [FishbowlLA]

From Ross the Intern to Ross the Author - Posted May 3, 2013
It's kind of funny that Ross Mathews' May 7 memoir ... [FishbowlLA]

Matt Lauer: 'It has been an interesting year...' - Posted May 3, 2013
NBC "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer was on "The Tonight Show" last night, and Jay Leno asked him about the negative press he has seen over the last year or so. "It has been an interesting year, no question about it" Lauer said. "I am not a guy who complains, I am the... [TVNewser]

Meet the Nominees for Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Posted April 16, 2013
It's that time of year again. Ernst & Young has pared down its Greater LA Entrepreneur of the Year competition to a worthy group of semi-finalists. Finalists will be announced May 13 and a gala presentation held June 18 at the Beverly Hilton, hosted by FOX 11 news anchor Christin... [GalleyCat]

Joan Rivers Tells Johnny Carson It Still Hurts - Posted April 7, 2013
Wow. On last night's episode of WE program JOAN & MELISSA: joan knows best?, the hint of cancer and some bucket list consideration brought up the notion of dancing on Johnny Carson's grave. That is, until Joan realized Carson was cremated and his ashes given to family members. Rivers instead traveled to... [FishbowlLA]

Joan Rivers Tells Johnny Carson It Still Hurts - Posted April 7, 2013
Wow. On last night's episode of WE program JOAN & MELISSA: joan knows best?, the hint of cancer and some bucket list consideration brought up the notion of dancing on Johnny Carson's grave. That is, until Joan realized Carson was cremated and his ashes given to family members. Rivers instead traveled to... [Fishbowl NY]

Joan Rivers Tells Johnny Carson It Still Hurts - Posted April 7, 2013
Wow. On last night's episode of WE program JOAN & MELISSA: joan knows best?, the hint of cancer and some bucket list consideration brought up the notion of dancing on Johnny Carson's grave. That is, until Joan realized Carson was cremated and his ashes given to family members. Rivers instead traveled to... [FishbowlNY]

The Tonight Show Officially Returns to New York - Posted April 3, 2013
The big late night rumor is now a fact: The Tonight Show is making its way back to New York. TV Newser reports that ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Tonight Show Officially Returns to New York - Posted April 3, 2013
The big late night rumor is now a fact: The Tonight Show is making its way back to New York. TV Newser reports that ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC's Jimmy Fallon To Take Over For Jay Leno Next Year - Posted April 3, 2013
No doubt spurred on in part by ABC's decision to move Jimmy Kimmel into the 11:35 PM slot, NBC is changing up its own late-night lineup, having Jimmy Fallon... [TVNewser]

The End of a Long, Glorious Tonight Show Run for 'Beautiful Downtown Burbank' - Posted April 3, 2013
Sorry, Gary Owens, but one of very best things to ever happen to "beautiful downtown Burbank" is now officially ear-marked for February 2014 east coast relocation. The Tonight Show will soon be Jimmy... [FishbowlLA]

Michael Wolff: 'Fire Steve Burke' - Posted April 1, 2013
Michael Wolff makes the case that "someone at NBC should be fired" over the ongoing talent sagas at both "Today" ... [TVNewser]

Willie Geist Gives Kim Kardashian Parenting Advice - Posted March 31, 2013
Willie Geist was not in his usual perch on NBC's "Today" or MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Friday -- he was in Los Angeles for a taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Kim Kardashian, who is expecting a baby with Kanye West, was also a guest on Thurday's show, and... [FishbowlLA]

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Rushfield Out at BuzzFeed - Posted March 31, 2013
If you look at the masthead for BuzzFeed Entertainment, there's a rather conspicuous name missing. That's because LA bureau chief Richard Rushfield is no longe... [AllTwitter]

Hollywood Reporter Delivers a Leno Lollapalooza - Posted March 27, 2013
You'd think a guy who took a huge pay cut in 2012 on behalf of one of NBC's few TV ratings hits would be bullet proof within the network's executive ranks. But while Matthew Belloni's Hollywood Reporter... [FishbowlLA]

NBC and Jimmy Fallon Need a Late Night Time Machine - Posted March 21, 2013
The late night ratings wars have never been funny. From David Letterman and Jay Leno to Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon, the bitter rivalries and backdoor deals only remind the public of how desperate the television ind... [PRNewser]

Tonight Show Reportedly Returning Home to New York - Posted March 21, 2013
The Tonight Show has been an NBC staple since 1954. For the first 18 years of its existence, Tonight was recorded in Rockefeller Center beginning with original host Steve Allen. In 1972, Johnny Carson, already a decade on the job, brought the Tonight Show to Burbank, Calif... [Fishbowl NY]

Tonight Show Reportedly Returning Home to New York - Posted March 21, 2013
The Tonight Show has been an NBC staple since 1954. For the first 18 years of its existence, Tonight was recorded in Rockefeller Center beginning with original host Steve Allen. In 1972, Johnny Carson, already a decade on the job, brought the Tonight Show to Burbank, Calif... [FishbowlNY]

Social TV explodes as Matt Damon hijacks Jimmy Kimmel Live - Posted January 27, 2013
The late-night race to innovate is on. A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Conan O'Briens entirely crowsourced episode "Occupy Conan" set to a... [Lost Remote]

Matt Damon Finally Turns the Tables on Jimmy Kimmel - Posted January 25, 2013
For several years, it's been the greatest running gag on late night talk TV: Jimmy Kimmel ending a show with the disclaimer, "Apologies to Matt Damon; we ran out of time." Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the double-punchline to that bit was finally delivered by Damon. In spades. With a duct-taped... [FishbowlLA]

'Today' Anchors Judge Weird Human Tricks On 'Tonight Show, Have 'Wardrobe Malfunction' On Red Carpet - Posted January 13, 2013
On "The Tonight Show" late Friday evening, host Jay Leno had the "Today" crew of Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and ... [FishbowlLA]

'Today' Anchors Judge Weird Human Tricks On 'Tonight Show, Have 'Wardrobe Malfunction' On Red Carpet - Posted January 13, 2013
On "The Tonight Show" late Friday evening, host Jay Leno had the "Today" crew of Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

One Night In, Kimmel Tops Letterman In Ratings, But Falls Short of 'Nightline' - Posted January 9, 2013
On his first night at 11:35, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" beat "The Late Show with David Letterman," in the ratings drawing nearly 3.1 million viewers. That said... [TVNewser]

Occupy Conan: Conan O'Brien and Team Coco to crowdsource a full episode - Posted January 7, 2013
Leno did it with Headlines. Fallon does it with Late Night Hashtags, and Kimmel does it with YouTube challenges. Now Team Coco ... [Lost Remote]

Late Night Ratings: 'Nightline' Tops November Sweeps In Viewers, News and Entertainment Demos - Posted December 1, 2012
In its penultimate month at 11:35 PM, and the final sweeps period in that timeslot, ABC's "Nightline" topped late night in total viewers, the key news demo of adults 25-54 and the key entertainment demo of adults 18-49. This is the 4th straight November sweeps that "Nightline" has won in total viewers,... [Fishbowl NY]

Late Night Ratings: 'Nightline' Tops November Sweeps In Viewers, News and Entertainment Demos - Posted December 1, 2012
In its penultimate month at 11:35 PM, and the final sweeps period in that timeslot, ABC's "Nightline" topped late night in total viewers, the key news demo of adults 25-54 and the key entertainment demo of adults 18-49. This is the 4th straight November sweeps that "Nightline" has won in total viewers,... [FishbowlNY]

Late Night Ratings: 'Nightline' Tops November Sweeps In Viewers, News and Entertainment Demos - Posted December 1, 2012
In its penultimate month at 11:35 PM, and the final sweeps period in that timeslot, ABC's "Nightline" topped late night in total viewers, the key news demo of adults 25-54 and the key entertainment demo of adults 18-49. This is the 4th straight November sweeps that "Nightline" has won in total viewers,... [FishbowlLA]

Jay Leno Makes Fun of 'Germaphobe' Matt Lauer - Posted December 1, 2012
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno poked some fun at his NBC colleague Matt Lauer this week. We noted that Al Roker had laryngit... [TVNewser]

How Reddit Stole a Colorado Journalist's Wizard of Oz Thunder - Posted November 5, 2012
Friday was another bittersweet day for Rick Polito. Actor George Takei posted a screen grab on Facebook of the Boulder, CO freelance journalist's hilarious bygone Wizard of Oz gag synopsis. However, because Takei sourced a Reddit user's errant crop job, tens of thousands of people initially liked and ... [FishbowlLA]

Internet Catches Up to TV Critic's Cheeky Wizard of Oz Synopsis - Posted October 26, 2012
Fifteen years after being recognized in the LA Times by Roy Rivenburg as the "TV Listing of the Week," a brief Wizard of Oz plot synopsis is getting a major new round of props thanks to Reddit and Imgur. ... [FishbowlLA]

'Morning Joe' Books President Obama - Posted October 26, 2012
MSNBC has secured its first interview with President Obama in quite some time. Obama will be interviewed by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' Wins 2011-2012 Season, As Overall Late Night Viewership Falls - Posted September 28, 2012
For the third season running, "Nightline" was the #1 show in late night topping NBC's "The Tonight Show" and CBS's "The Late Show." But as "Nightline" prepares for a late night shift, the show will likely see a drop-off in viewership with the hope of staying #1 against ... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Williams, Nightline, Regan - Posted August 31, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams left Tampa late last night for New Orleans where he'll anchor "Nightly" from Plaquemines Parish. This is Williams' 17th reporting trip from New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck 7 years ago. ABC's "Nightline" won the late night ratings race last week, with its best performance in... [TVNewser]

Jimmy Kimmel Leads the Charge into a New Era of Late Night - Posted August 21, 2012
Late night TV just got a wake-up call. ABC has announced that ... [PRNewser]

Why Did 'Nightline' Get Demoted? The Answer Is Pretty Simple: Jimmy Kimmel Wanted 11:35 PM - Posted August 21, 2012
For years now there have been rumors that ABC would swap "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." In 2013, it will finally happen. The reason is very simple: ... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno Rips NBC, Comcast on Tonight Show - Posted August 21, 2012
Jay Leno used the first minute of Monday's Tonight Show opening monologue to rip NBC and Comcast for the 20 layoffs from last week: "As you may have heard, our pa... [FishbowlLA]

ABC Swaps 'Nightline', 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' - Posted August 21, 2012
ABC News is swapping the timeslots of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in January. In a memo to ABC staffers this afternoon, president Ben Sherwood wrote... [TVNewser]

The Tonight Show Cuts 20 Staffers - Posted August 18, 2012
Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood reported late Friday The Tonight Show lost a... [FishbowlLA]

Sarah Palin at the Beverly Hilton Alongside a Monkey? You Betcha! - Posted July 25, 2012
Canadian journo Bill Brioux is not alone. Although TV critics have taken in some odd sights over the years at the TCA Winter and Summer sessions, last night's poolside NBC party at the Beverly Hilton had them buzzing on Twitter about a possible new watershed. ... [FishbowlLA]

Sue Simmons Ends Historic Run at WNBC, Wants to Be 'Employed Elsewhere at Some Point' - Posted June 16, 2012
And so at 11:35 last night, New York's all-time great anchor team ceased to exist. "Chuck and Sue" became a test pattern of TV history. Sue Simmons concluded a 32-year run at WNBC, sitting next to her "TV husband" ... [FishbowlLA]

From The Tonight Show to Marie Callender's - Posted May 18, 2012
The last time Conan O'Brien dropped in on David Letterman, Y2K was topical monologue material. In the intervening years, the prize they both coveted also slipped right through O'Brien's fingers. The red-haired one did not sound entirely convincing when he insisted (at the top of the clip below) that he ... [FishbowlLA]

The Weekend Ticker: Eisen, Gregory, Wright - Posted April 22, 2012
Bloomberg TV anchor Sara Eisen talks to Wall Street Sector Selector about anchoring "Inside Track" from 6-8amET. "The goal is to talk about all the stories that you're going to be hearing about all day long before they actually manifest themselves in the markets," she says. "It's a... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Bloomberg, Gregory, Meade - Posted April 5, 2012
Bloomberg's Trish Regan will host a live special at 8pmET tonight on Magic Johnson's acquisition of the LA Dodgers. Johnson is also profiled on tonight's "Bloomberg Game Changers," which airs at 9pmET. What was David Gregory's experience as moderator of one of this ... [TVNewser]

Mitt Romney Thinks Rick Santorum Would Make a Good Press Secretary - Posted March 28, 2012
On "The Tonight Show" last night, Jay Leno asked Mitt Romney for one-word thoughts on some potential VP picks. When Leno got to Rick Santorum, Romney must've been thinking about that CBS News video of ... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno's Garage Powers ForbesLife Relaunch - Posted March 26, 2012
Luxury monthly insert ForbesLife is relaunching this week and is also being made available as a standalone publication on newsstands in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York for the purchase price of $6.99. Among the April 2012 rollout issue features is "Temple of Zoom," for which reporter ... [FishbowlLA]

Olive Garden Critic Marilyn Hagerty Discusses Her Newfound Fame in WDAZ Interview - Posted March 12, 2012
Marilyn Hagerty, the Grand Forks Herald columnist who has become an internet celebrity... [TVSpy]

Bill O'Reilly on Whitney Houston, Ellen DeGeneres and 'What's Up With That?' - Posted February 22, 2012
Bill O'Reilly is on the West Coast, and after taping his show in LA yesterday, he dropped by "The Tonight Show." O'Reilly and Jay Leno talked politics, including what might come up at tonight's CNN debate: "CNN is definitely going to bear-bait him into this contraception thing, there's no doubt," said... [TVNewser]

Monday Odds and Ends - Posted January 30, 2012
-Car buffs ... [AgencySpy]

Game On! NBCU to Smother Super Bowl - Posted January 25, 2012
It's more than just a game... it's an opportunity to absolutely blanket TV viewers with the spoils of your consolidated company. Call it Super Bowl everywhere. NBC TV may have the rights to Super Bowl XLVI, but if you turn on just about any NBCU channel or watch any NBC-produced program you... [TVNewser]

Letterman Tops Leno in November Sweeps Ratings - Posted December 2, 2011
It had been a long time (Think, three years before Monica Lewinsky and her blue dress were the late night fodder of choice) since David Letterman... [GalleyCat]

Letterman Tops Leno in November Sweeps Ratings - Posted December 2, 2011
It had been a long time (Think, three years before Monica Lewinsky and her blue dress were the late night fodder of choice) since David Letterman... [FishbowlLA]

Get Ready for Rocky: The Musical - Posted November 21, 2011
Today in Hamburg, Germany, Sylvester Stallone gifted Jay Leno, ... [FishbowlLA]

Irish Radio Host Shatters Leno's Leprechaun Mark - Posted November 17, 2011
Back in March, The Tonight Show filled a room with 224 individuals dressed as Leprechauns to set a Guinness World Record. But stop the mythical presses! The St. Patrick's Day mark has ... [FishbowlLA]

Jay Leno Still Getting a Charge Out of His Chevy Volt - Posted November 16, 2011
When James Cameron sang the praises of his Chevy Volt on a recent episode of Nightline, it seeme... [FishbowlLA]

After Appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Old KIDK Clip Goes Viral - Posted September 29, 2011
After an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" last week, a local news clip featuring some rogue weather graphics (watch above) went viral, becoming fodder on a slew of websites, as well as NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Although the video was uploaded to YouTube on August 29 of this year,... [SocialTimes.com]

'Nightline' Takes Season's Top Late Night Spot For the Second Year Running - Posted September 22, 2011
For the second year in a row, ABC News' "Nightline" topped NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and CBS' "Late Show with ... [TVNewser]

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Husband Takes Media Cake, Again - Posted August 15, 2011
For years now, everyone from Jay Leno to TMZ has made fun of willing target Prince Frederick Prinz von Anhalt, the ninth husband... [GalleyCat]

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Husband Takes Media Cake, Again - Posted August 15, 2011
For years now, everyone from Jay Leno to TMZ has made fun of willing target Prince Frederick Prinz von Anhalt, the ninth husband... [FishbowlLA]

'Nightline' #1 Last Week - Posted August 12, 2011
ABC's "Nightline" won the late night race last week in Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers, while NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" edged out a win in A18-49 viewers. For the third straight week, "Nightline" was up from the same week last year in To... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno to Katie Couric: 'So you're coming to NBC to do a show at 10 O'Clock' - Posted June 7, 2011
Tonight Katie Couric is on her new network -- ABC, on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Last night she was on her old network, NBC and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Couric talks about the kind of show her syndicated program will be. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jay Leno to Katie Couric: 'So you're coming to NBC to do a show at 10 O'Clock' - Posted June 7, 2011
Tonight Katie Couric is on her new network -- ABC, on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Last night she was on her old network, NBC and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Couric talks about the kind of show her syndicated program will be. ... [FishbowlNY]

Jay Leno to Katie Couric: 'So you're coming to NBC to do a show at 10 O'Clock' - Posted June 7, 2011
Tonight Katie Couric is on her new network -- ABC, on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Last night she was on her old network, NBC and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Couric talks about the kind of show her syndicated program will be. ... [TVNewser]

Hack Talking Head Claims Hack Leno Joke Was His First - Posted June 2, 2011
A "Leno Joke" is a term used by comedy writers for the first joke you think of and throw out...that Jay Leno will do that night. Leno is many things, but a joke stealer? No. His jokes are not difficult. They're obvious jokes. His stage act is slightly edgier (think more... [FishbowlLA]

Fox News Contributor Accuses Jay Leno of Plagiarizing Joke from 'Red Eye' - Posted May 31, 2011
Fox News Channel is home to the late night news/comedy/ time-killing hybrid that is "Red Eye," which airs at 3 AM ET, when most of America is asleep. So it is understandable that the show could be ripe for knocking-off. After all, how many people are really watching? "Red Eye'"s Andy Levy... [TVNewser]

CNN's Paul Steinhauser Responds to 'Tonight Show' Comedy Bit: 'I am a popular guy here at CNN' - Posted April 20, 2011
On "The Tonight Show" this week, Jay Leno played a series of clips showing a CNN staffer picking up the phone over and over while appearing behind anchors and correspondents in the newsroom. The staffer in the bit is CNN deputy political director Paul Steinhauser. Steinhauser appeared on CNN today to talk... [TVNewser]

Would Mike Emanuel's Hair Look Better as a Beard? - Posted April 16, 2011
This week NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" featured a new segment "Would Your Hair Look Better as a Beard?" The subject of the segment? Fox News correspondent Mike Emanuel: ... [TVNewser]

How Is a HuffPo Striker Like an L.A. Comedian? - Posted April 4, 2011
Some contributors to the Huffington Post have decided it's time to stop giving away their work for free. That might sound snort-worthy -- yeah, right. Good luck with that. By this point, "content" is so widely devalued in many corners of the Internet that the writers may have little chance of... [MediaJobsDaily]

Ross Mathews Finally Makes It Into an Oscar Night Party - Posted March 2, 2011
All these years of doing bits for Jay Leno, and Sunday, February 27th turned out to be the first time Ross Mathews finally crossed over from the red carpet into a big-time LA Oscar party. His report from Sir Elton John's fundraising bash at the Pacifi... [FishbowlLA]

Cable Newsers Take to the Late-Night Talk Shows - Posted February 23, 2011
The last few days have seen a flurry of TV news personalities taker to the late night talk shows. With the situation in the Middle East still evolving rapidly, and the protests in Wisconsin, there has been plenty to talk about. On Monday, CNN's Wolf Blitzer stopped by CBS' "Late Late Show"... [TVNewser]

Experian Hitwise: Glee Clubs Its Way to the Top; Leno's Turn to Bump Conan - Posted February 18, 2011
Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor remained atop the Experian Hitwise rankings of cable-news-show Web sites for the week ending Feb. 12 yet again, followed by two offerings from MSNBC: Zeitgeist and The Rachel Maddow Show, respectively. The ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Experian Hitwise: Conan, Leno Continue to Joust; Hardball Overtakes The Last Word - Posted February 10, 2011
Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor remained atop the Experian Hitwise rankings of cable-news-show Web sites for the week ending Feb. 5, and MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show finished second again, but MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews bumped network sibling The Last Word out of third place. The top two late-night talk-show... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Howard Stern on Piers Morgan: Primetime Leno Bashing - Posted January 19, 2011
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'Nightline' Continues #1 Run - Posted December 3, 2010
ABC News' "Nightline" was the No. 1 show last week and for the November sweep, among Total Viewers, the A18-49, and A25-54 demos. This is the first time "Nightline" has outperformed both "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Show with ... [TVNewser]

Conan ?'s Man-Jeggings - Posted December 3, 2010
On his show Thursday night, Conan O'Brien brought the jeggings trend to a new and disturbing level. ... [FishbowlLA]

OpEd: A Watermelon Grows in Brooklyn - Posted December 3, 2010
We continue our industry op-ed contributions with this piece from Drew Miller, director of client development at Sound Lounge and RadioFace. The soapbox is yours, Drew. ... [AgencySpy]

'If you ever see me sign up for a gig on Fox News, it'll be a clear indication that I've decided to run for president' - Posted December 2, 2010
One-time Presidential candidate Mitt Romney sat down with Jay Leno last night to talk about the potential of another run, in 2012. "If you ever see me sign up for a gig on Fox News, it'll be a clear indication that I've decided to run for president," joked Romney. In the clip... [TVNewser]

Pop Culture Gridlock at LA Auto Show - Posted November 19, 2010
At the New York Times "Wheels" blog (a.k.a. The Nuts and Bolts of Whatever Moves You), contributor Tori Tellem has a fun rundown of the VIP party events that surrounded the... [FishbowlLA]

Late Night Author: Leno Not the Villain - Posted November 17, 2010
On today's edition of KCRW's The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell... [FishbowlLA]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted November 16, 2010
-SolutionSet promoted Zain Raj to president and CEO, effective January 1, 2011. -Zynga sees life beyond Farmville, ramps up in-game ads. ... [AgencySpy]

'Nightline' #1 Five Weeks in a Row - Posted November 11, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" has now been number one in late night five weeks in a row in Total Viewers topping David Letterman on CBS and Jay Leno on NBC. Letterman and Leno each won in younger viewers -- Leno in A18-49, Letterman in A25-54 -- but "Nightline" was second in both... [TVNewser]

Conan O'Brien Raking in the Cabbage for TBS - Posted November 5, 2010
Conan O'Brien is bringing home the bacon for his new cable network. Advertising for the upcoming show "Conan" is reportedly selling at $30k to $40k for a 30-second spot -- an amount that rivals the ad prices for Letterman and ... [FishbowlLA]

Conan vs. Jay: The Book - Posted October 28, 2010
Wow, that sure was fast. It's only been ten months since Conan O'Brien was forced off the Tonight Show by ... [FishbowlLA]

NBC Extends Midterm Election Coverage to Late Night - Posted October 21, 2010
Sorry Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, NBC News will be taking over late night on November 2. NBC and MSNBC already ... [TVNewser]

Friday Odds and Ends - Posted October 1, 2010
-Perennial hack Jay Leno digs up Morgan Freeman's McDonald's ad. ... [AgencySpy]

A Mixed Ratings Bag for ABC's 'Nightline' the Week of Sept. 20 - Posted October 1, 2010
It was a mixed bag for ABC's "Nightline" the week of Sept. 20, as the program finished third in total viewers to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and the "Late Show with David Letterman." The AB... [TVNewser]

Another Good Week For 'Nightline' - Posted September 10, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" outperformed CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" among Total Viewers and adults 18-49, and tied the program among adults 25-54. NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" took home ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric on 'Tonight Show' Ahead of Stand up to Cancer Event - Posted September 9, 2010
She once hosted -- one night only, folks -- and tonight, Katie Couric returns to NBC's "The Tonight Show" as a guest of ... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' Tops Letterman 20 Consecutive Weeks - Posted September 2, 2010
ABC News' "Nightline" finished last week on top of the late night ratings race -- ahead of NBC's "The Tonight Show" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman." The ABC News program tied Jay Leno... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Tries to Convince Brian Williams Not to do 'The Tonight Show' - Posted August 29, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" last week, and while their conversation was wide-ranging, the highlight was an awkward and hilarious exchange about Jay Leno. Quoth Williams: "Let's talk abou... [TVNewser]

Late-Night Ratings: Week of August 9 - Posted August 19, 2010
NBC's "Tonight" show may have returned to the top of the 11:35 heap since Jay Leno returned, but ABC's "Nightline" is still the number one program season-to-date in total viewers. "Nightline," which was number two in all categories last week, has now outdrawn CBS' "Late Show" in ... [TVNewser]

McPherson Out at ABC, What Does It Mean for Nightline? - Posted July 28, 2010
Yesterday Steve McPherson, ABC's President of Entertainment, submitted his resignation. The shakeup took the media world by surprise last night. M... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan on Jay Leno Tonight, Will He Talk Larry King? - Posted July 27, 2010
Tonight "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan will be a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." While Morgan is presumably there to discuss the semi-finals of the NBC talent show, Len... [TVNewser]

Late Night Ratings: Nightline Tops In Total Viewers During Odd Week - Posted July 9, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" had the most total viewers among the late night shows for the week of June 28. The news program finished second behind "The Late Show with David Letterman" among viewers 25-54 and 18-49. It was an unusual week, with "The Tonight Show with ... [TVNewser]

Late-Night Ratings: 'Nightline' Draws More Viewers than Letterman in Q2 - Posted July 1, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" averaged more total and 25-54 viewers than CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" in the just completed second quarter of 2010. That hasn't happened in a Q2 in 10 years. "Nightline," which was also #2 in 18-49, had its largest Q2 total viewer average in ... [TVNewser]

Cue Schadenfreude: Leno's Ratings Lowest Since '90s - Posted July 1, 2010
Jay Leno should talk to Larry King about retiring and Larry King should talk to Jay Leno about marriage. That would b... [FishbowlLA]

Late-Night Ratings: Week of May 24 & Sweeps - Posted June 4, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" drew the highest ratings among the late-night programs last week, as the ABC program grew week-to-week in total viewers and both demos. Ratings were boosted, in part, by a high-profile interview with Jesse James... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Is A Leno Guy - Posted May 22, 2010
Our sister blog FishbowlDC grills MSNBC host Ed Schultz in the FishbowlDC Interview. Schultz comes out as an NBC Universal company man, saying he prefers Jay Leno over his predecessor ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews Schools Chelsea Handler - Posted May 21, 2010
On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night Chelsea Handler interrupted, "Could yo... [FishbowlLA]

Late-Night Ratings: Week of May 10 - Posted May 21, 2010
NBC's Jay Leno remains atop the late-night ratings card with last week's numbers in. "Tonight" posted small gains in total viewers, but was down week-to-week in both demos, while CBS' "Late Show" and ABC's "Nightline" were down in all three categories. Year-to-year, "Nightline"... [TVNewser]

Late-Night Race Getting Tight - Posted May 14, 2010
Things are getting closer at 11:35, with the gaps between NBC's "Tonight" show, ABC's "Nightline," and CBS' "Late Show" shrinking once again. The time slot's lone news program, "Nightline," was second across the board once again, growing week-to-week in total viewers and the demos and cutting the gap with ... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' Tops Letterman, Trails Leno - Posted May 6, 2010
NBC's "Tonight" show has been atop the late-night competition again of late, but last week, the gap between NBC and second place "Nightline" on ABC was the smallest it's been since Jay Leno took over the program again. "Nightline" has solidly been in second in total viewers, ahe... [TVNewser]

Leno Depended on Nobody Watching His Show - Posted May 5, 2010
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Conan Helps Push '60 Minutes' into Top 10 - Posted May 4, 2010
CBS' "60 Minutes," which drew 13.5 million viewers on Sunday evening, finished the week as the #8 most-watched program in television. This Sunday's broadcast featured Steve Kroft's anticipated sit-down with former NBC "Tonight" show host ... [TVNewser]

Conan O'Brien: 'I don't know how thought-out this whole thing was' - Posted May 3, 2010
On CBS' "60 Minutes," former NBC "Tonight" show host Conan O'Brien sat down with Steve Kroft for his first full interview to since leaving the network and being replaced by his predecessor, Jay Leno. When Kroft asked if he thought Leno had "acted hon... [TVNewser]

Coco on 60 Minutes: 'I'm Okay' - Posted May 3, 2010
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'Nightline' Again Number 2 in Late Night - Posted April 30, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" made it five weeks as the second-most-watched late night show, finishing behind NBC's Jay Leno, but ahead of CBS' David Letterman in total viewers. Both "Nightline" and the "... [TVNewser]

Conan O'Brien on his Final NBC Days: 'I think this relationship is going be toxic and maybe we just need to go our separate ways' - Posted April 29, 2010
Conan O'Brien in his Los Angeles home last week talking to Steve Kroft in his first interview since leaving The Tonight Show. TBS's Conan O'Brien tells "60 Minutes'" ... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Preaches With a Choir - Posted April 21, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlLA]

'Nightline' Draws Second-Most Viewers Behind Leno - Posted April 1, 2010
Jay Leno might not be seeing the big numbers he saw the first week he returned to the "Tonight" show -- the program is down over a million Total Viewers from then -- but the NBC late-night show was still the most watched program at 11:35 last week. ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Joy Behar Doesn't Hate Glenn Beck - Posted March 31, 2010
HLN's Joy Behar appeared on Jay Leno's "Tonight" show last night and had this to say about her appearance on Glenn Beck's "I hate Glenn Beck" list: "Glenn, listen I don't hate you. "Sincerely, Glenn Beck, from the bottom of my heart, I don't hate you. I ... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' Tops Letterman, Leno Monday Night - Posted March 23, 2010
•With a little help from "Dancing with the Stars," ABC's "Nightline" drew 4.87 million Total Viewers Monday night, which was more than Jay Leno (4.19 million) and David Letterman (4.12 million), according to overnight fast affiliate numbers. "Nightline" also drew the... [TVNewser]

Leno Returns Strong Against Letterman, 'Nightline' - Posted March 11, 2010
The Olympics are over. Jay Leno is back. David Letterman's live again. The late-night race is on. In the first week of his return to 11:35, Leno handily topped the l... [TVNewser]

Was Sarah Palin's Tonight Show Set 'Sweetened?' - Posted March 5, 2010
Sarah Palin was on the Tonight Show on Tuesday doing a standup routine for the first time. Jay Leno, not known for launching actual standup comics, actually noted for the exact opposite, had the also-ran veep candidate current ... [FishbowlLA]

Sarah Palin On The Media: 'What I'd Like Is Perhaps More Opportunity To Follow Up' - Posted March 3, 2010
During her appearance on 'The Tonight Show' with Jay Leno... [PRNewser]

Our 'Jay Leno Sucks' Round-Up - Posted March 2, 2010
We were trying to find some television critic who just loved Jay Leno's return to the Tonight Show. We dug through a bunch of bad reviews, some just tepid and then finally gave up. So instead we have a round up of some of the more interesting reviews. The general theme... [FishbowlLA]

Jay Leno's Return and Nightline's Run - Posted March 1, 2010
As Jay Leno returns to his old timeslot tonight, we wanted to know if there was any concern at ABC News, considering that network's apres late local news show, "Nightline" has been ... [TVNewser]

Internet Gold: Jay Leno in 80's B-Movie Bashing Asians - Posted February 25, 2010
What? You've never seen nor heard of Collision ... [FishbowlLA]

Leno's Back at Late Night Line-Up: American Heroes and Zeros - Posted February 22, 2010
NBC's revival of their prime time line-up, er Jay Leno moving back to late night, starts next week. His guests include athletes who won gold at the Olympics like Apolo Ohno, ... [FishbowlLA]

The Writing's On The Hand | Leno Exits Early Night | Phoenix Poachers | Google's Buzz - Posted February 9, 2010
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The Writing's On The Hand | Leno Exits Early Night | Phoenix Poachers | Google's Buzz - Posted February 9, 2010
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Jay Leno Finally Moves Back to His Old Time Slot - Posted February 9, 2010
In the triumph of the human spirit story of the decade, the beaten but not out Jay Leno is leaving the 10:00 time slot for the original Tonight Show spot after the local news. What a nail biter. Tear jerker. Heart warmer. On a serious note: here are some pictures o... [FishbowlLA]

Super Bowl PR Winners and Losers - Posted February 8, 2010
[Coke teams up with The Simpsons for their Super Bowl ad.] This is more AgencySpy's territory, but PRNewser wanted to provide a quick recap of who "won" and who "lost" in last night's Super Bowl marketing bonanza. Winners: Pepsi Refresh Although the jury is still out on Pepsi's decision to skip the Super Bowl in... [PRNewser]

The Leno, Letterman and Oprah Super Bowl Spot - Posted February 8, 2010
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Letterman Adds A Female Staff Writer - Posted February 4, 2010
One upside from the David Letterman extortion/sex scandal: a woman has been added to the late night comedian's writing team. The New York Times ... [Fishbowl NY]

Letterman Adds A Female Staff Writer - Posted February 4, 2010
One upside from the David Letterman extortion/sex scandal: a woman has been added to the late night comedian's writing team. The New York Times ... [FishbowlNY]

Joan Rivers|No More News Corp. Deal With NYT|Zuckerman Weighs In On Local Journal Section|Bloomberg In A Reuters Ad|Salinger TK|NYTimes.com Pay Wall - Posted January 29, 2010
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Joan Rivers|No More News Corp. Deal With NYT|Zuckerman Weighs In On Local Journal Section|Bloomberg In A Reuters Ad|Salinger TK|NYTimes.com Pay Wall - Posted January 29, 2010
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Jimmy Kimmel Answers Jay Leno's 'Sucker Punched' Allegation - Posted January 29, 2010
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Conan's Final Tonight Show - Posted January 25, 2010
Just in case you missed it. Conan O'Brien went away with dignity. Johnny Carson... [FishbowlLA]

'O'Reilly Factor' Tops NBC Primetime Programming - Posted January 22, 2010
Fox News' 8pmET "O'Reilly Factor" was the top rated cable news show last night, but it also drew more viewers than "Community" and "Parks and Recreation" the NBC broadcast sitcoms that run during the 8pm time-slot. Bill O'Reilly's show also had more total viewers than Jay Leno. Last night's 4.8 million... [TVNewser]

NBC Licks Wounds After Late Night Wars - Posted January 22, 2010
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NBC Licks Wounds After Late Night Wars - Posted January 22, 2010
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Broadcast Networks Stay Focused on Haiti, Not 'The Sideshow' of Late Night - Posted January 21, 2010
If Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien were to suddenly relocate to Haiti, Steve Capus would need a defibrillator. Thus far, NBC News chief Capus has been able to sidestep the network's nasty late-night melodrama to focus on the earthquake disaster in Haiti. ... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Conan Out. Jay Returns to Late Night. Affiliates Relieved - Posted January 21, 2010
Around 4am this morning, the deal to release Conan O'Brien from NBC was signed. Jay Leno returns to "The Tonight Show" March 1. And NBC affiliates hope the viewers they lost to NBC's Jay@10 experiment return. ... [TVNewser]

The 2004 Clip of Leno Explaining What Will Happen in Five Years - Posted January 20, 2010
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NBC's Jeff Zucker: "Leadership Is About Taking Chances" - Posted January 19, 2010
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NBC's Jeff Zucker: "Leadership Is About Taking Chances" - Posted January 19, 2010
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Jay Leno: NBC Fired Me Twice - Posted January 19, 2010
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Jay Leno: NBC Fired Me Twice - Posted January 19, 2010
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NBC Head Zucker's First Interviews To Address Late Night Fiasco: NY Times and Charlie Rose - Posted January 19, 2010
NBC Universal president & CEO Jeff Zucker is beginning to speak, after weeks of damaging media coverage and public battling between the network's two main late night talents, Jay Leno and ... [PRNewser]

Conan v. Leno: The End of The Week - Posted January 15, 2010
Can you believe it: this time last week we were going about our Friday afternoon business, completely unaware that the following week would see the dra... [Fishbowl NY]

Conan v. Leno: The End of The Week - Posted January 15, 2010
Can you believe it: this time last week we were going about our Friday afternoon business, completely unaware that the following week would see the dra... [FishbowlNY]

Kimmel to Leno: Leave Our Shows Alone - Posted January 15, 2010
In case you're tired of the late night dramedy of ... [FishbowlLA]

Jay Leno to Return to 'Tonight Show;' Conan O'Brien Free to Go - Posted January 15, 2010
The Washington Post, and other publications, report NBC is prepared to return Jay Leno to "The Tonight Show" while allowing Conan O'Brien to leave NBC with the freedom to work for another network. Last night in a promo, O'Brien joked the show could be the final Thursday episode and, later in... [TVNewser]

Sources Say Leno Wants to Walk Too - Posted January 13, 2010
Rob Shuter at Popeater has an exclusive. He writes: Sources close to former 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno tell me he is furious with the way NBC has treated him and Conan O'Brien... [FishbowlLA]

Conan Airs His Grievances - Posted January 13, 2010
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Conan Airs His Grievances - Posted January 13, 2010
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Jimmy Kimmel Does His Entire Show as Jay Leno - Posted January 13, 2010
Jimmy Kimmel did his show as ... [FishbowlLA]

Conan Says No Way To NBC's Late Night Plans - Posted January 12, 2010
Since last week, NBC's plans to shuffle its late night line-up has relied on Conan O'Brien, the current host of the "Tonight Show." If he agreed to quietly accept the move -- basically a demotion ... [Fishbowl NY]

Conan Says No Way To NBC's Late Night Plans - Posted January 12, 2010
Since last week, NBC's plans to shuffle its late night line-up has relied on Conan O'Brien, the current host of the "Tonight Show." If he agreed to quietly accept the move -- basically a demotion ... [FishbowlNY]

Conan Says He Won't Host 'Tonight' after Leno; Has Not Received Other Offers - Posted January 12, 2010
Breaking: NYTimes reports that Conan O'Brien will not accept NBC's plan to move the "Tonight" show to 12:... [TVNewser]

FishbowlNY Editor On AOL, Leno and Conan On The Menu - Posted January 12, 2010
On today's mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu, FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst got the ball rolling on this Tuesday with a discussion on this week's ... [Fishbowl NY]

FishbowlNY Editor On AOL, Leno and Conan On The Menu - Posted January 12, 2010
On today's mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu, FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst got the ball rolling on this Tuesday with a discussion on this week's ... [FishbowlNY]

Conan Discusses His Options - Posted January 12, 2010
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Conan Discusses His Options - Posted January 12, 2010
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Morning Shows Report Leno News; ABC Stands Behind 'Nightline' - Posted January 11, 2010
This morning, the weekend news of Jay Leno's move from 10pm back to late-night was a hot topic on the morning shows. "Good Morning America," "The Early Show," and the "Today" show all featured the story, with ABC labeling it: "Inside NBC's Nightmare." The ABC, CBS, and NBC weekend evening newsc... [TVNewser]

NBC Officially Plans To Move Leno From Primetime - Posted January 11, 2010
Back in September, when "The Jay Leno Show" debuted on NBC at 10 p.m., a Time magazine cover line declared: "... [Fishbowl NY]

NBC Officially Plans To Move Leno From Primetime - Posted January 11, 2010
Back in September, when "The Jay Leno Show" debuted on NBC at 10 p.m., a Time magazine cover line declared: "... [FishbowlNY]

NBC Needs To Solidify New Plans Fast After Late-Night Shake Up - Posted January 11, 2010
After just several days of rumors and speculation, NBC confirmed Sunday a change to the network's late-night line up. Now, the question is, will all parties involved except it? The changes -- moving Jay Leno... [PRNewser]

Conan's Having a Rough Go in LA - Posted January 11, 2010
Whoever thinks New York is tough can go suck a Hummer tailpipe. This is a mean town and we need no further evidence than what's happened to Conan O'Brien. He was at the top of his game in Ne... [FishbowlLA]

Jay Leno's Primetime Show Will End in February - Posted January 10, 2010
Jay Leno's primetime show will end on February 12 with the start of the Winter Olympics, according ... [TVNewser]

Leno, Conan, 'Nightline' and the Late-Night Ratings - Posted January 8, 2010
The NYTimes's Bill Carter reports today on a new NBC plan "to restore Jay Leno to his old spot at 11:35 each weeknight for a half-hour, while pushing the man who replaced him, ... [TVNewser]

Will Leno Return To 11:30? - Posted January 8, 2010
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Will Leno Return To 11:30? - Posted January 8, 2010
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Jay Leno To Reclaim 11:30 Slot?|Car & Driver SVP Leaves Hachette|Huffington Post Parody|Forbes Sells Building - Posted January 7, 2010
TMZ: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jay Leno To Reclaim 11:30 Slot?|Car & Driver SVP Leaves Hachette|Huffington Post Parody|Forbes Sells Building - Posted January 7, 2010
TMZ: ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC PR Swings Into Gear On Leno Show Cancellation Rumors - Posted January 7, 2010
NBC Universal PR has been battling negative press around the re-shuffling of their late night line up since before the changes were even implemented. This week, they've issued perhaps their most blunt statement regarding "The Jay Leno Show" which has seen low ratings and angered... [PRNewser]

Breaking on TMZ: Leno is Going Back to 11:30 - Posted January 7, 2010
According to TMZ, it looks like NBC's prime time experiment with Jay Leno is ending. They write: We've learned Jay's 10:00 PM show will go on hiatus February 1. After the Olympics, Jay will take back his 11:30 PM time slot. What has not been decided -- whether Jay's show will be a... [FishbowlLA]

WSJ Wine Column No More|Yes, We Know There Are Fashion Bloggers In The Front Row|Francis Threatens Suit|TMZ Expands|2010 Predictions - Posted December 28, 2009
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WSJ Wine Column No More|Yes, We Know There Are Fashion Bloggers In The Front Row|Francis Threatens Suit|TMZ Expands|2010 Predictions - Posted December 28, 2009
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Jay Leno to Glenn Beck: 'I Must Say,You Are a Polarizing Figure' - Posted December 19, 2009
Those were the first words Jay Leno said last night as he welcomed FNC host Glenn Beck on the NBC show. Beck responded, "Me? I'm not a polarizing guy... I find myself just being a dad saying the things that have to be said. Beck's tea party and 9/12 mentions got... [TVNewser]

Tis The Season...For Person Of The Year Polls - Posted December 1, 2009
Since it's now December (eek) the year that was 2009 is coming to a close. And you know what that means: for the next few weeks, end of the year lists and "best of" retrospectives will be filling up all of the magazines and Web sites that we love to read. In... [Fishbowl NY]

Tis The Season...For Person Of The Year Polls - Posted December 1, 2009
Since it's now December (eek) the year that was 2009 is coming to a close. And you know what that means: for the next few weeks, end of the year lists and "best of" retrospectives will be filling up all of the magazines and Web sites that we love to read. In... [FishbowlNY]

Fox to Win November Sweeps for First Time Ever - Posted November 30, 2009
Due to the extended World Series, Seth MacFarlane and Glee, Fox is number one. Thanks to Jay Leno...NBC is number four. Reuters repo... [FishbowlLA]

On The Menu: Are Young Viewers Leaving Network TV For Good? - Posted November 11, 2009
Where has the bulk of Jay Leno's young audience gone? Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, host Jason Boog of GalleyCa... [Fishbowl NY]

On The Menu: Are Young Viewers Leaving Network TV For Good? - Posted November 11, 2009
Where has the bulk of Jay Leno's young audience gone? Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, host Jason Boog of GalleyCa... [FishbowlNY]

"9 @ 9": Laura, Jenna & Leno - Posted November 5, 2009
NBC's Jay Leno adjusted his "10 @ 10" segment for ... [FishbowlDC]

Comcast, GE Close To Deal On NBCU|WaPo Newsroom Fight|Time Inc.'s Vivek Shah Departs|Gannett's New Guidelines|Business Press Struggles|Jay Leno - Posted November 2, 2009
TVNewser: Comcast ... [Fishbowl NY]

Comcast, GE Close To Deal On NBCU|WaPo Newsroom Fight|Time Inc.'s Vivek Shah Departs|Gannett's New Guidelines|Business Press Struggles|Jay Leno - Posted November 2, 2009
TVNewser: Comcast ... [FishbowlNY]

Comcast Getting Closer to NBCU Deal - Posted November 2, 2009
The NY Times reports that Comcast is getting closer to a deal with GE for control of NBC Universal. According to individuals that have been briefed on the discussions, the deal could be reached as early as next week: After a series of meetings last week, the two companies reache... [TVNewser]

Leno's "10 @ 10": Gregory Pinch Hits for BriWi - Posted October 29, 2009
Brian Willaims was lined up to do ... [FishbowlDC]

Former Letterman Writer Reveals Late Night's Dirty Secret: No Women Writers - Posted October 27, 2009
Today's Vanity Fair article by former "Late Night with David Letterman" writer Nell Scovell star... [Fishbowl NY]

Former Letterman Writer Reveals Late Night's Dirty Secret: No Women Writers - Posted October 27, 2009
Today's Vanity Fair article by former "Late Night with David Letterman" writer Nell Scovell star... [FishbowlNY]

Jay Leno's Media Mentions: ESPN, Fox News, MSNBC - Posted October 27, 2009
In his monologue last night, Jay Leno talked up several media stories, including fired ESPN analyst Steve Phillips, declining newspaper circulation, and the White House war on Fox News... complete with a presidential prop: ... [TVNewser]

White House v. Fox News: Carey, Gardiner, Leno - Posted October 21, 2009
At the B&C OnScreen Media Summit in Manhattan this morning, News Corp. COO and deputy chairman Chase Carey said of the Fox News/White House fight, "It's probably been PR and marketing we couldn't have bought." Meanwhile, ... [TVNewser]

Tonight's "Ten @ Ten" Starring... - Posted October 19, 2009
First Lady Michelle Obama. "The Jay Leno Show" will be joined by the First Lady via satellite Friday for "10 @ 10," Leno's ten rapid fire questions. Other DC-ers to have participated in the "10 @ 10" include Rep. Barney Frank, Sen. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.07.09 - Posted October 7, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Yesterday's featured desk was ... [FishbowlDC]

Letterman Blackmailed: Morning Reaction - Posted October 2, 2009
• Drew Barrymore on CBS' The Early Show: "I hope I didn't start anything by jumping on his desk, I've always had fun there, it's an unfortunate situation. I am no one to comment on it. I wish them the best." • ... [TVNewser]

Covering Comcast/NBCU - Posted October 1, 2009
While most of the TV news coverage on the Comcast/NBCU deal was reported on CNBC, Fox Business mentioned it throughout the day as well, including on "Happy Hour" with Cody Willard asking, "Why does an industrial company want to own a broadcast network and... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.23.09 - Posted September 23, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Viewing List 09.22.09 - Posted September 22, 2009
Your must-see clips of the day... First, via Politico, a montage of Tom DeLay dancing clips from last night's debut on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," where he earned a modest score of 16, placing 4th. ... [FishbowlDC]

Primetime Emmys Bring Network TV's Challenges Into Sharp Focus - Posted September 21, 2009
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Primetime Emmys Bring Network TV's Challenges Into Sharp Focus - Posted September 21, 2009
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President Obama to Make "Late Show" Appearance Next Week - Posted September 15, 2009
Well, Jay Leno didn't get a prime time interview with the President last night, but David Letterman will get a late night one next week. Broadcasting & Cable reports and the White House confirms to the press corps that President Obama will... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Apologizes to White House, CNBC Over Off-the-Record Tweets - Posted September 15, 2009
So, Jay Leno almost made Kanye West cry last night, asking him what his mother, who died in 2007, would have thought about him interrupting Taylor Swift's VMA acceptan... [TVNewser]

How Did Kanye West Do on Leno? - Posted September 15, 2009
In his much hyped interview on the first night of "The Jay Leno... [PRNewser]

Jay Leno's New Show, Just Like His Old Show - Posted September 15, 2009
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Obama Interviews: Fact or Fiction? - Posted September 14, 2009
NYT's Adam Nagourney is reporting that President Obama may do back-to-back (to-back) interviews on the Sunday shows: White House officials said that while nothing is certain - schedules are still be worked out and all that - they are looking to land Mr. Obama to back-to-back appear... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 09.14.09 - Posted September 14, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Congratulations to WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Time: Jay Leno Is The Future Of TV - Posted September 3, 2009
If you can't wait for Jay Leno to change the face of primetime television when "The Jay Leno Show" debuts on September 14, Time magazine has you covered. This week's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Time: Jay Leno Is The Future Of TV - Posted September 3, 2009
If you can't wait for Jay Leno to change the face of primetime television when "The Jay Leno Show" debuts on September 14, Time magazine has you covered. This week's ... [FishbowlNY]

'The Only Thing Different in Late Night' - Posted August 26, 2009
ABC News has begun a new promotional campaign for "Nightline." The spot which ran at the end of the program last night, will begin appearing on national cable channels over the next two weeks. The campaign takes aim at the competition with the tagline, "The only thing different in late night."... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.20.09 - Posted August 20, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.17.09 - Posted August 17, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Catching up on the Morning Reading List after a we... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.06.09 - Posted August 6, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Thursday ... [FishbowlDC]

More On Ben Silverman's New Project - Posted July 28, 2009
Embedded video from CNNMoney.com Video Yesterday, IAC announced that NBC Universal co-chair ... [Fishbowl NY]

More On Ben Silverman's New Project - Posted July 28, 2009
Embedded video from CNNMoney.com Video Yesterday, IAC announced that NBC Universal co-chair ... [FishbowlNY]

Michael Jackson and Comedians - Posted July 8, 2009
"You heard the one about Michael Jackson?" was how most of the school yard jokes of the 80's and 90's started. Yes, MJ was the butt of jokes. But at the Michael Jackson trial, the accuser had met the pop icon at the Laugh Factory on Sunset. So those testifying at... [FishbowlLA]

Late Night Race Tightens, Nightline Finishes #2 in A18-49 - Posted June 18, 2009
The late-night race is tightening, as just 36,000 Total Viewers separated the three programs last week. NBC's Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien finished first in all categories, followed by CBS' Late Show with David Letterman and ABC's Nightline. Nightline finished 2nd in the A18-49 demo, but a close third in the... [TVNewser]

David Westin On 'The New Normal'...In Life and on TV: "I Don't Take Any Pleasure In Seeing Any Competitor Do Badly" - Posted June 11, 2009
Alissa Krinsky TVNewser Contributor Starting Monday, ABC News will begin a multi-platform, division-wide series, The New Normal. Broadcast on TV and radio and on ABCNews.com over seven days, Normal will focus on what happens after the recession eases. ... [TVNewser]

On The Menu: Thrillist CEO Lerer Talks About Success In A Bad Economy - Posted June 1, 2009
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On The Menu: Thrillist CEO Lerer Talks About Success In A Bad Economy - Posted June 1, 2009
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Morning Reading List 06.01.09 - Posted June 1, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Catching up on birthdays... Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Nightline Finishes #2 in Late Night For Season; First Time in Six Years - Posted May 29, 2009
As NBC prepares for tonight's late night change up - Jay Leno's final "Tonight Show" - the folks at ABC are celebrating a second place finish for the 2008-09 season (using the prime time TV calendar). For the first time in six seasons, "Nightline" is the #2 show in late night... [TVNewser]

Lippin on Leno: "Courageous Thing" To Move Him To Primetime - Posted May 29, 2009
The Lippin Group CEO Dick Lippin sounded off to Reuters on Late Night star Ja... [PRNewser]

Tonight is Jay Leno's Last Night as the Tonight Show's Host - Posted May 29, 2009
It's been 17 years since Jay Leno took over Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In all those 17 years Leno has personally groomed/mentored/launched exactly zero other comedians. But maybe now that he has an earlier show that will change, right? Anyway, ... [FishbowlLA]

What The Upfronts Mean For News, Comedy News - Posted May 20, 2009
The broadcast and cable networks are holding their Upfronts this month - most this week - hoping to get their piece of the $9 billion advertising pie. One of the most talked about stories today is the remarks from ABC's late-night host Jimmy Kimmel at ABC's upfront yesterday.... [TVNewser]

Roberta McCain Weighs in on Rush, Olbermann - Posted May 14, 2009
Sen. John McCain's 97-year-old mother, Roberta McCain, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last nigh... [TVNewser]

Nightline In Second Place in Late Night - Posted May 7, 2009
ABC's "Nightline" came in second again last week in Total Viewers behind Jay Leno but ahead of David Letterman. Letterman edged the ABC News show in younger viewers, however. "Nightline" is up 18% compared to the same week last year while NBC's "Tonight Show" was flat and CBS' "Late Show" increased 3%.... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Barry Diller (on a Vespa!), Harvey Weinstein & Judge Judy - Posted May 6, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Maybe it was because it finally stopped raining for five minutes, but the power-lunchers were out in force today at Michael's. There was a crowd gathering in the lounge before noon waiting for tables. Of course, most of the regulars breezed in at their appointed hours, making su... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Barry Diller (on a Vespa!), Harvey Weinstein & Judge Judy - Posted May 6, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Maybe it was because it finally stopped raining for five minutes, but the power-lunchers were out in force today at Michael's. There was a crowd gathering in the lounge before noon waiting for tables. Of course, most of the regulars breezed in at their appointed hours, making su... [FishbowlNY]

With Abdul On and Leno Out, Nightline Wins Late Night - Posted April 24, 2009
ABC's Nightline outperformed both NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman in the Nielsen overnight metered markets last night. Nightline had a 3.7 HH rating, while Leno had a 3.1 and Letterman had a 2.7. In younger viewers (A25-54) Nightline had a 1.8 to Leno's 1.4... [TVNewser]

With New Late Shows, Letterman Still Loses to Nightline - Posted April 23, 2009
ABC's Nightline beat CBS' Late Show with David Letterman last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo — with the late night show back in original episodes. NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno was #1. All three shows declined week-to-week in the demo, with only Nightline down in Total Viewers. ... [TVNewser]

Why NBC's "Must-See TV" is Now in News - Posted April 16, 2009
Media Life Magazine's Toni Fitzgerald writes about the "fall" to 4th of NBC's primetime over the last five years — and the "saving grace" of its news programs and Jay Leno: Wha... [TVNewser]

Leno on Letterman and How Staying at NBC Is 'a Gamble' - Posted April 14, 2009
In the latest issue of GQ, Jay Leno talks about his decision to stay at NBC, moving to the 10 p.m. time slot and his relationship with ... [Fishbowl NY]

Leno on Letterman and How Staying at NBC Is 'a Gamble' - Posted April 14, 2009
In the latest issue of GQ, Jay Leno talks about his decision to stay at NBC, moving to the 10 p.m. time slot and his relationship with ... [FishbowlNY]

Leno Wins Big With Obama, But Nightline Beats Letterman - Posted March 26, 2009
With the strong ratings Thursday night for President Barack Obama's appearance on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC won the late night week big last week. But ABC's Nightline topped CBS' Late Show with ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.24.09 - Posted March 24, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 64 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted March 23, 2009
What we almost missed today... Coming off a visit from President Obama last week, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to stop by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" tomorrow. Fox Business Network filed a lawsuit against the SEC this afternoon for "a failure to respond to a FOIA request submitted... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 20, 2009
Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: Responding to questions on the Congressional Budget Office's release of new numbers this morning on the trillion-gazillion-bajillion-sized deficit and its potential growth in the coming years, Robert Gibbs said it'd be "hard to predict seven to ten years into the future" but added that the president is... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Scores for Leno - Posted March 20, 2009
President Barack Obama's stint on the Tonight Show last night helped give Jay Leno his fourth most-watched show in his 16 years as host. The show averaged an 11.2 metered-market househo... [TVNewser]

Excerpts of President Obama's Appearance on Tonight Show - Posted March 20, 2009
Last night's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, featuring a historic appearance by President Barack Obama, as you've heard, was the biggest Tonight rating in four years (since the special tribute to Johnny Carson) and matched its highest number in 11 years, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Here are some excerpts: ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Talks Rush, AIG on Leno - Posted March 19, 2009
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann was a guest last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The majority of the interview revolved around the financial crisis — AIG and ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Gets Real Time (Alone) With Maher - Posted March 17, 2009
Those looking for potential fireworks when MSNBC's Keith Olbermann is a guest Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher may be disappointed. TVNewser has learned Olbermann's segment will be the second interview, and he will not appear on the panel which this week is made up of Independent Sen. ... [TVNewser]

Prez Obama to Appear on "Tonight Show" on Thursday - Posted March 16, 2009
According to the NYT, President Barack Obama will be a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" this Thursday. We're guessing thi... [FishbowlLA]

The Ticker: Maddow, Martin, Friel... - Posted March 9, 2009
> Variety's Ted Johnson profiles MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and some observations about the way MSNBC is using the host. "She guested on Ja... [TVNewser]

Maddow: "I'm More of a Quiet Angry" - Posted March 4, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was back on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. She made her first Tonight Show appearance ... [TVNewser]

Nightline Tops Late Show Last Week - Posted February 27, 2009
ABC's Nightline topped CBS' Late Show with David Letterman last week in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Compared to the same week last year, Nightline grew 24% in Total Viewers and 11% in the demo. It also continues to close the gap with NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (which... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Menu: 02.11.09 - Posted February 11, 2009
From FishbowlNY... Today on the Menu: Former TVNewser editor, and current New York Times reporter, Brian Stelter joins us to discuss his story in today's paper about NBC's controversial new war criminals show. Also, will the Guild actually press charges against ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Menu: February 11 - Posted February 11, 2009
Today on the Menu: Former TVNewser editor, and current New York Times reporter, Brian Stelter joins us to discuss his story in today's paper about NBC's controversial new war criminals... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Menu: February 11 - Posted February 11, 2009
Today on the Menu: Former TVNewser editor, and current New York Times reporter, Brian Stelter joins us to discuss his story in today's paper about NBC's controversial new war criminals... [FishbowlNY]

Gregory "Working Like Hell" To Live Up Russert Legacy - Posted February 2, 2009
Meet the Press moderator David Gregory has made TVWeek's "12 to Watch in 2009" list...the only tvnewser to do so. "For someone like me who loves to cover politics,... [TVNewser]

Kimmel Moving to Nightline's Slot? Not So Fast - Posted January 28, 2009
The New York Times' Bill Carter brings up the idea of Jimmy Kimmel moving up a half-hour into ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: FBN, CNBC, CNN... - Posted January 21, 2009
> Mediapost reports that BrandIndex, which tracks consumer perception of brands, finds Fox Business Network (and not "Fox Business Channel," as they write) to be the 15th-largest gainer of all brands. Four other TV networks, including CNN, were in the top 25. > CNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Franken and Davis on Letterman - Posted January 6, 2009
The internets are being flooded with old film ... [FishbowlLA]

Nightline Edges Letterman - Posted December 18, 2008
ABC's Nightline finished ahead of CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in the A25-54 demo last week. The ABC News show tied Letterman in Total Viewers. It is the third week in a row ABC has topped CBS. Nightline is up 13% in Total Viewers and 5% in the demo year-to-year.... [TVNewser]

NBC's Leno Memo to Affiliates - Posted December 15, 2008
Last week when Jay Leno announced he was heading to prime time, he talked about how NBC had done research on behalf of the idea. TVNewser has obtained some of that research. It was sent to NBC affiliates to, as one NBC exec puts it,... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Why So Glum, Anna Wintour & Ralph Lauren? - Posted December 10, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was standing room only at Michael's today with a head-spinning assortment of movers and mavens doing some serious table-hopping between bites. We were brightened to see there was a dash of celebrating between all the intense conversations that were going on all around. It's t... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Why So Glum, Anna Wintour & Ralph Lauren? - Posted December 10, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was standing room only at Michael's today with a head-spinning assortment of movers and mavens doing some serious table-hopping between bites. We were brightened to see there was a dash of celebrating between all the intense conversations that were going on all around. It's t... [FishbowlNY]

Nightline EP Relieved by Leno News - Posted December 10, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter's Paul J. Gough talks with Nightline EP James Goldston about the renewed outlook for the show, now that Jay Leno is staying with NBC. "I don't think we viewed what was going on a... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Menu: mediabistro.com Launches Audio Podcast - Posted December 9, 2008
Want to listen to our news instead of read it? Starting today mediabistro.com is launching The Morning Media Menu an audio podcast based around the our Morning Newsfeed and the mediabistro.com blog network. The online radio show, which will be hosted by myself and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Menu: mediabistro.com Launches Audio Podcast - Posted December 9, 2008
Want to listen to our news instead of read it? Starting today mediabistro.com is launching The Morning Media Menu an audio podcast based around the our Morning Newsfeed and the mediabistro.com blog network. The online radio show, which will be hosted by myself and ... [FishbowlNY]

Jay Leno On ABC Rumor: "That Was Started By a Disgruntled Employee — Me" - Posted December 9, 2008
It's official. Jay Leno stays at NBC and gets a prime time slot — 10pmET/PT — most likely to be called "The Jay Leno Show." In a news conference, carried on MSNBC, Leno said the show will be similar to the Tonight Show with "the monologue and news" and "man on the... [TVNewser]

New Jay Leno Show Naming Contest - Posted December 9, 2008
Jay Leno is 'retiring' from the "Tonight Show" that airs at 11:35 at night and developing a new show to air at 10:00 on NBC. Since "ER" is already in its final season, "My Own Worst Enemy" and "L... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Media Menu: December 9 - Posted December 9, 2008
Starting today, mediabistro.com is launching a new audio podcast based around the mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed and mediabistro.com blog network, including TVNewser. The Morning Media Menu is broadcast live each morning, Monday-Friday at 9amET, on BlogTalkRadio.com (blogtalkradio.com/mediabi... [TVNewser]

Nightline Saved By Leno's Move to Primetime? - Posted December 8, 2008
If tonight's news proves true — that Jay Leno will stay with NBC and move to a prime time slot — new life has just been breathed into the once-left-for-dea... [TVNewser]

Williams on Gregory Speculation: "On the Lives of My Wife and Two Children, I Have No Idea" - Posted December 5, 2008
As he was getting a new EP in New York, Brian Williams was in LA appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It didn't take Jay long to ask Williams about the big TV news story of the we... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Amanpour, Dobbs, Mitchell... - Posted December 3, 2008
> Christiane Amanpour appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote tomorrow's special airing at 9pmET/PT on global genocide. Amanpour will also take questions on the issue on CNN.com Live tomorrow at 1pmET.... [TVNewser]

"A One Way Ticket to New York" for FBN's Cody Willard - Posted December 2, 2008
Happy Hour anchor Cody Willard talked about the not-so-happy times in the American economy with Jay Leno last night on the Tonight Show.... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: (P.M. Edition): Williard, Cooper, Overshare... - Posted December 1, 2008
> Fox Business Network's Cody Willard makes an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. > 18.6 million people watched CNN's Anderson Cooper race (to put it... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Sawyer, Emanuel, Regan... - Posted November 19, 2008
> As we reported on Friday, ABC's Diane Sawyer conducted an exclusive interview with Ashley Dupre (no more Alexandra) for this Friday's 20/20 (at 10pm). "I was doing my job. I don't feel that I brought him down," says Dup... [TVNewser]

Cooper Talks Holograms, Housewives and Heroes on Leno - Posted November 14, 2008
CNN's Anderson Cooper appeared on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno last ... [TVNewser]

Nightline Wins Big Over Leno, Letterman - Posted November 13, 2008
Thanks to huge numbers on Election Night, ABC's Nightline beat NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. It was the first time the program beat both shows (when they were in first-run programming) in both categories since... [TVNewser]

Carl Cameron Talks...And So Does "Martin Eisenstadt" - Posted November 12, 2008
Today FNC's Carl Cameron opened up about his reporting on Gov. Sarah Palin from "unnamed sources." The story first came to light the day after the election, and has itself made news ever... [TVNewser]

The First Post-Election Interview with John McCain Goes To... - Posted November 7, 2008
...Jay Leno. That's right. Leno will interview Sen. John McCain next Tuesday on The Tonight Show, in honor of Veterans Day. This will be McCain's first interview since his defeat last Tuesday. Since the show tapes earlier in the evening, expect to see clips on the cable networks before the airing... [TVNewser]

David Gregory on Sarah Palin and Jimmy Choo - Posted October 28, 2008
NBC/MSNBC's David Gregory is on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in a few minutes. Leno asks Gregory about the apparent rift between the McCain and Palin camps. ... [TVNewser]

First Ever "Dual" Obama-Clinton Interview Scores for ABC - Posted October 21, 2008
Billed as "their first dual interview ever," Cynthia McFadden's campaign trail chat with Barack Obama and ... [TVNewser]

Nightline's Highest Viewership Since Relaunch - Posted October 5, 2008
For the fifth straight week, ABC's Nightline beat CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Last week it was a bigger milestone for Nightline — the program saw its highest total viewership since the relaunch in November 2005. Both networks grew week-to-week in both categories. The... [TVNewser]

Nightline Beats Letterman Last Week and For Q3 - Posted September 25, 2008
Now we know why David Letterman really wanted John McCain on his show last night. ABC just announced that Nightline beat Letterman again last week and it also topped the Late Show in Total Viewer... [TVNewser]

Nightline Tops Letterman For Third Straight Week - Posted September 22, 2008
ABC's "Nightline" outperformed CBS's Late Show with David Letterman among Total Viewers and the A5-54 demo for the third week in a row during the week of September 8. Helped by strong numbers on Thursday and Friday for the interview with Gov. Sarah Palin, "Nightline" continues to increase during the third quarter... [TVNewser]

World News, Nightline Strong With Palin - Posted September 12, 2008
The first part of Charlie Gibson's interview with Gov. ... [TVNewser]

Nightline Tops Letterman During RNC - Posted September 11, 2008
For the week of September 1, ABC's "Nightline" outperformed CBS's Late Show with David Letterman among Total Viewers and the A5-54 demo. This marks "Nightline's" eighteenth victory (plus one tie) over Letterman in the demo and the thirteenth victory (plus two ties) over Letterman among Total Viewers. "Nightline" also continues to close... [TVNewser]

Nightline Tops Letterman During DNC - Posted September 7, 2008
For the seventeenth week this season, ABC's Nightline outperformed CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in the A25-54 demo and for the twelfth time in Total Viewers. The wins are for the week of Aug. 25, during coverage from the DNC. Nightline grew week-to-week, as did Letterman. Year-to-year, Nightline is up 8%... [TVNewser]

Study on Late-Night Humor Omits Some Comedians - Posted August 24, 2008
Center for Media and Public Affairs did a study on late-night political jokes. LAT's Top of the Ticket Reports: The study covered all jokes between Jan. 1 and July 31 in late-night monologues by ... [FishbowlLA]

Another Strong Week for Nightline - Posted August 14, 2008
ABC's Nightline again topped CBS' Late Show with David Letterman last week. The ABC News program beat Letterman in the A25-54 demo but lost in Total Viewers. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno came in first in both measurements. This is the fifth week in a row Nightline has either beaten or... [TVNewser]

Nightline Ties Letterman in Demo - Posted August 7, 2008
After three weeks in a row in front, ABC's Nightline tied CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in the A25-54 demo last week and lost th... [TVNewser]

How the Cablers Have Covered (or Not Covered) the Edwards Story - Posted August 4, 2008
Since the John Edwards National Enquirer story broke more than a week ago, the cablers have largely ignored it. There are ... [TVNewser]

ABC NY Staffers Make Way For Nightline - Posted August 4, 2008
Despite a looming Jay Leno, Nightline is increasing its real estate at ABC News' New York headquarters. Tipsters tell TVNewser many formerly DC-based Nightline staffers have taken up the part of the 7th floor of 147 Columbus Ave. building the show didn't already occupy. Nig... [TVNewser]

Matthews: "I'm A Frickin' American, I Do Have A Reaction To Things" - Posted July 22, 2008
The Huffington Post highlights Chris Matthews' appearance on The Tonight Show last night, where he responded to his now-famous ... [TVNewser]

KFI and KTLK Sitting in a Tree... - Posted July 22, 2008
We had a little FBLA blogger meeting last night and one of the things that came up is that we really don't do enough items about radio in LA. So here goes: KFI the conservative talk station with Rush Limbaugh and ... [FishbowlLA]

Final Tonight Show with Jay Leno Set For May 29 - Posted July 21, 2008
From the TCA press tour and the NBC Q&A...the Associated Press reports the final Tonight Show with Jay Leno will be Friday, May 29, 2009 and ... [TVNewser]

Date Announced for Leno Leave - Posted July 21, 2008
From TVNewsday: Jay Leno's last show will be Friday, May 29, and Conan O'Brien... [FishbowlLA]

Don't Say Goodnight to Nightline, Just Yet - Posted July 21, 2008
B&C's Ben Grossman says all the talk about the uncertain future of Nightline gives ABC News time to plan. The talk centers around Jay Leno who could end up at ABC. There is also talk that Leno could be presented a deal that would keep him at NBC while forcing out... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.17.08 - Posted July 17, 2008
Good morning Washington. Where can you find the above bathroom in Washington, D.C.? Email us your guesses. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

If Leno Goes to ABC, What Happens to Nightline? - Posted July 16, 2008
TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio, and other Hollywood press types, cornered ABC's entertainment chief ... [TVNewser]

Nightline 's Late Night Growth - Posted July 11, 2008
ABC's Nightline finished second in the ratings last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Nightline posted its highest delivery in both categories since the week of May 19th, and week to week, Nightline increased among Total Viewers (up 3%) and A25-54 (up 8%). Nightline was up 7% compared... [TVNewser]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted April 25, 2008
Last Laugh: It's been argued that Jimmy Fallon would be nothing without Tina Fey. We'll get a chance to find out when he takes over for Conan O'Brien after Conan succeeds Jay Leno next... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted February 15, 2008
What's The Hottest Thing In Hollywood? A octogenarian. Tina Daunt focuses her column today on Norman Lear, 81, who is inspiring the under-30 set to vote in record numbers. Daunt mentions a party he threw... [FishbowlLA]

WGA 07 Strike News - Posted December 19, 2007
The WGA won't issue a waiver for the Golden Globes, causing much gnashing of crooked, stained teeth at the Hollywood Foreign Press offices. The Guild has also denied the Academy from using clips from films and past Oscars dur... [FishbowlLA]

Who's A WGA Strike Winner? Gimme An E! - Posted November 5, 2007
Well, we guess there's a benefit to putting all your eggs in Kim Kardashian's ass after all. As the writers' strike simmers, the network that boasts virtually no writers (nope, that 11-year-old on a stripper pole thing... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted October 15, 2007
Kicking And Screaming: Reporter Meg James writes "three people familiar with the situation," told her that Jay Leno doesn't want to leave when his Tonight Show contract expires in 2009. Our solution: Put... [FishbowlLA]

Jimmy Fallon: Heir To Conan's Late Night Throne? - Posted February 23, 2007
In a move that is sure to thrill Carson Daly, ex-Saturday Night Live star Jimmy Fallon is close to signing a long-term development deal with NBC that could eventually place Fallon in Conan O'Brien... [Fishbowl NY]

Jimmy Fallon: Heir To Conan's Late Night Throne? - Posted February 23, 2007
In a move that is sure to thrill Carson Daly, ex-Saturday Night Live star Jimmy Fallon is close to signing a long-term development deal with NBC that could eventually place Fallon in Conan O'Brien... [FishbowlNY]

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