[NBC Uiversal TV Entertainment Chairman Jeff] Gaspin said despite lower ratings for NBC at 10 p.m. compared with last year, the network was making money off the show.
But affiliates were upset that the show was leading fewer viewers into their late news programs, costing them significant advertising revenue. Some affiliates told NBC in December they would go public soon about their complaints if a change wasn’t made, or even take Leno’s show off the air.
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> More: FNC reported the Leno news at 1:21pmET, HLN at 1:42pm. CNN and MSNBC have not yet reported it (as of 2:45pmET).