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Re: Conan
« Reply #1110 on: July 03, 2011, 12:27:57 PM »
I couldn't stop laughing at this:

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The "anyone just tuning in now" gag works perfect for that.
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Re: Conan
« Reply #1111 on: July 03, 2011, 08:02:25 PM »
I couldn't stop laughing at this:


The "anyone just tuning in now" gag works perfect for that.
Do you remember which ep that is?


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Re: Conan
« Reply #1112 on: July 03, 2011, 08:25:20 PM »
I couldn't stop laughing at this:


The "anyone just tuning in now" gag works perfect for that.
Do you remember which ep that is?

It was the episode with Liv Tyler from wednesday night this past week.


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Re: Conan
« Reply #1113 on: July 04, 2011, 08:27:55 AM »
"I remember this one time when me and Conan both went camping..."  :D

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Re: Conan
« Reply #1114 on: July 04, 2011, 10:41:41 AM »
"I remember this one time when me and Conan both went camping..."  :D


God, I love that man.


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Re: Conan
« Reply #1115 on: July 05, 2011, 06:19:23 PM »
Just want to express how happy I am that the Audiencey Awards made its debut.
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Re: Conan
« Reply #1116 on: July 17, 2011, 06:24:33 PM »
Make sure to watch Conan giving the Commencement Address at Dartmouth!

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To be honest, I like the speech he gave at Harvard in 2000 a bit more (as it feels more personal throughout), but this one at Dartmouth is coming from a Conan a little older, a little wiser, and he has much more profound things to say after the professional tragedy that was losing the Tonight Show. His pain is our gain!

For those who haven't seen it, in the spoiler is his Harvard Commencement Speech. Warning: Terrible quality.

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Re: Conan
« Reply #1117 on: August 06, 2011, 06:45:42 PM »
Anyone catch what's-that-kid's name at the beginning of Jurassic Park on Thurs night's ep?

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Re: Conan
« Reply #1118 on: August 11, 2011, 04:46:37 PM »
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George Lopez's Late Night Show Canceled, Is TBS Lead-In 'Conan' Next?

Published August 11, 2011


Following news that the ratings starved “Lopez Tonight” helmed by comedian George Lopez was given the ax on Wednesday, staffers at TBS’s other nightly talk show, “Conan,” starring Conan O’Brien, couldn’t help but wonder if they were next.

Show staffers told Fox411 that O’Brien and his writers weren’t even sure if they should address the controversy on his Wednesday evening show for fear that bringing attention to the cancellation would put them under the microscope. Staffers said much debate was made over whether to ignore the 800-pound gorilla in the room.

O’Brien opted to keep the Lopez cancellation out of his opening monologue and instead made sure to assert his place in the late night pantheon by reminding the audience that this was his 3,000th show since he began hosting “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” in 1993.

After his first commercial break, he switched to a serious tone and sent his condolences to Lopez and his staff.

“Had it not been for George being so incredibly supportive of me I would not have come to TBS,” O’Brien said. "It makes me really sad that TBS and George could not work this out….so tonight all of our thoughts are with George and his staff and his crew.”

A spokesman for “Conan”  told Fox411 that he was unable to answer the question about whether their show was in increased danger of being next on the chopping block, and referred us to the network.

TBS vehemently shot down the idea that “Conan” would be next to go, saying that any cancellation rumors were not true, and that O'Brien’s ratings were not similar to those experienced by Lopez's show.

But while the numbers may not be the same, the audience erosion is.

Since moving from the 10 p.m. time slot, Lopez’s total viewership dropped from 910,000 to 543,000. It dropped further to 391,000 this month.

In contrast "Conan" has averaged a little over 1 million viewers for this season and has averaged 709,000 this month. But that’s down from the show’s debut of 2 million viewers.

Industry insiders say that Conan O'Brien is now most definitely in a precarious position.

“Both 'Conan' and 'Lopez' have suffered audience erosion over the past several months,” said Brad Adgate, media analyst at Horizon Media. “Conan’s numbers are down more than half since the show debuted. I think there should be a definite concern there.”

Adgate noted that the TBS late night space is a grave yard for failed comic variety fare, citing comedian Frank Caliendo’s  "Frank TV," which gave late night comedy a try on the network from 2007 to 2009 before facing cancellation..

“On TBS you just don’t get the huge numbers you do on broadcast. The one thing 'Lopez' and 'Conan' had was a median age was in the early thirties and that is desirable, but the bad news is they didn’t have the huge numbers they were hoping for,” Adgate said.

Lopez surrendered his original 10 pm time slot to the red-haired fan favorite back in November after O’Brien left NBC’s “Tonight Show” following a timeslot dispute with Jay Leno. The theory behind the move was that with a popular lead-in Lopez could actually do better in the later slot.

Right now, TBS seems to be in O'Brien’s corner, but with how suddenly the "Lopez" decision came on, no one at "Conan" will be sleeping easy unless they see ratings rise.

Following the abrupt TBS decision, the last episode of “Lopez Tonight” will air Thursday night.

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Re: Conan
« Reply #1119 on: August 11, 2011, 07:19:20 PM »
I like George Lopez, but his late night show sucked and I never watched it. His style of comedy didn't lend itself well to the late night formula.

I watch every one of Conan's shows, though. Well, I DVR them and watch them later. Does that count? I have no clue how ratings work. I'm not worried about Conan's show being cancelled, but I am worried about TBS showing more freaking Family Guy reruns in the wake of Lopez's cancellation.
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Re: Conan
« Reply #1120 on: August 11, 2011, 09:00:33 PM »
Wonder if they're factoring in online viewing?

Yes and no. Online viewers probably aren't in the numbers reported, but TBS is very happy with Conan having a very loyal online following:

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/08/turner_tbs_conan_george_lopez.html

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When Koonin speaks of the young folks, he's referring to the demographic of viewers 18-34. And by that measure, "Conan is No. 1 or No. 2 consistently," he says. "The average age of its viewer is 32. Leno's audience was born when Ike was president; Conan's was born when Reagan was [in the White House]." In addition, Conan has created what Koonin calls, in true exec-speak, "a three-screen experience": The show does well in live viewership, DVR ratings, and Internet streaming, he says. "You've heard of convergence, but with Conan we actually have it," Koonin says.

In the same article (which was posted just yesterday), it says that Lopez did poorly in all three, especially online viewing.

Also, TBS stated back in January that Conan's million-or-so young viewers is right where they want him, and they'll continue airing him "forever" if they can: http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/12/tbs-conan-ratings/

Of course, that was back in January. I'm sure that TBS knows they have something good with the former Network star that is Conan and aren't ready to give him up any time soon (especially since he'd probably be snapped right up by Comedy Central).
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Re: Conan
« Reply #1121 on: August 11, 2011, 09:12:08 PM »
I might have said this before but I really wish Conan didn't love the talk show format as much as he seems to because to me it's the bits around the monologue and the pretty much rehersed interviews that I like.  That's why I find myself gravitating much more to Craig Ferguson and to a lesser extent Jimmy Fallon more than Conan in the last year I think.

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Re: Conan
« Reply #1122 on: August 11, 2011, 10:29:57 PM »
I might have said this before but I really wish Conan didn't love the talk show format as much as he seems to because to me it's the bits around the monologue and the pretty much rehersed interviews that I like.  That's why I find myself gravitating much more to Craig Ferguson and to a lesser extent Jimmy Fallon more than Conan in the last year I think.

When he lost the Tonight Show, I was hoping he would do something along the lines of a sketch show. I'd just like to see him branch out and stretch his comedy muscles by doing something other than a talk show. He was already kind of doing that with the live tour, but then it was right back to the desk. But hey, the guy does seem to love doing it and he makes boatloads of money in the process, so more power to him.
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Re: Conan
« Reply #1123 on: August 13, 2011, 08:30:56 AM »
So... Steve Zampanides is a made-up person, right?
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Re: Conan
« Reply #1124 on: August 13, 2011, 08:53:18 AM »
HA!  I had the exact same reaction.  Funny that no one cared about the tabasco taster (or whatever that was) from the previous day.