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On The Menu: Are Young Viewers Leaving Network TV For Good?

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Where has the bulk of Jay Leno‘s young audience gone? Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, host Jason Boog of GalleyCat reported that 1.82 million young viewers have fled from the 10 p.m. hour on NBC that’s now home to the new primetime “Jay Leno Show.”


“It’s not news that his show’s not doing well, people have been talking about that for weeks,” Jason told co-host AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven. “But the really funny thing is that CBS and ABC haven’t managed to pick up these viewers.”

Instead, the viewers are going to cable, watching taped shows on their DVRs or (gasp!) simply turning off their TVs. Asked Matt: is it possible that this demographic might not return to TV? Jason thinks so. “There’s just so many options available to people so you can get what you want rather than surfing around to get what you want,” he said.

Also discussed: Are people watching more news video online than on cable news networks? And a recap of what happened yesterday when David Letterman‘s alleged extorter Robert Joel Halderman appeared in court.

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Spot.Us Funded Garbage Patch Story Published|Self‘s January Issue Shows Ad Promise|Letterman Extorter Appears In Court|Layoffs At A&E, Lifetime|Director Speaks Out Against Times Critic

BayNewser: The first Spot.Us funded article published in The New York Times — about the Pacific garbage patch — ran this week.

WWD: It has been a tough year for Conde Nast health magazine Self, but things are looking up for 2010: the January issue will carry more than 70 ad pages, the most for a January issue in 20 years.

New York Times: In court today, alleged David Letterman extorter Robert Joel Halderman claims he was only trying to sell Letterman the rights to his story before he sold a book or screenplay proposal to the highest bidder.

Variety: Over 100 people have been laid off at A&E and Lifetime, stemming from the nets’ consolidation.

Huffington Post: Director Barry Levinson blasts New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley.