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Even Post-NBC, Jeff Zucker Still Has No Regrets on Tonight Show Fiasco

Former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker spoke at the Promax/BDA conference in New York Wednesday, and his handling of Conan O’Brien‘s  Tonight Show and Jay Leno‘s 10 p.m. show came up.

Zucker stood firm on the matter, saying that they made the right decision:

“What I regret is that neither show worked. That is really what happened, neither show worked. So we had to make a decision on how to fix both. I think we went with the one that we thought would attract the largest audience, and the broadest viewership. I think we were borne out to be right about that.

It was a very unfortunate period that we went through when we made that change. It wasn’t pleasant for anybody, there are no winners out of any of that. A lot of people got hurt in that process, and that was incredibly unfortunate.

At the end of the day it was my responsibility. Others were on the line to make the decisions, but I signed off on it, so it was my responsibility.”

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