The big battle going down on late night Television correct now is Jay Leno vs Conan O’Brien. In 1992, Johnny Carson stated goodbye to a faithful audience that had watched him for 30 years. Jay Leno hosted the Tonight Show for only 17 years before handing the reins over to Conan O’Brien last may possibly.
NBC and television and media in common are in a crisis. With the internet and free content giving people ACTUAL OBJECTIVE OPINIONS, massive media can’t compete with their current business model. It seems an attempt to boost ratings to bring Jay Leno back.. Inevitably, this means either giving Conan O’Brien the boot or pushing him to a significantly less desired time slot.
Numerous are saying that Jay Leno is screwing over Conan O’Brien, and in this scenario I’d have to agree. Jay left the tonight show to pursue a new original show on another network. Whether his ratings are down, he’s not getting paid sufficient, or his new show just does not have the ring “The Tonight Show” has, Jay is attempting to take back the pokemon card he fairly traded to Conan.
The debate rages on inside NBC and between Conan and Jay… but we want to know what you feel! Who need to host , Jay Leno or Conan O’Brien? Which host would you rather watch?
Conan or Leno?
Jay Leno had this to say about the dilemma:
“”There’s in no way been any tension among Conan and (me). Between the network? Yeah, probably a little bit. But, appear, Conan is my friend. We’ve been pals a lengthy time. Do you know one thing? American tv, it’s football. Whoever controls the ball controls the game. When you play, that’s how you play. Somebody asked, will there be booking wars among you and Conan? No. Will we fight like cats and dogs to book guests? Yes. I mean, I have to go to my Common Motors analogy. When General Motors had separate divisions like Buick and Oldsmobile and they each made their own engine, that’s when those firms were powerful, since Buick would come out with one thing and Oldsmobile would go, ‘We’ve got to come out with a motor, bigger, stronger, quicker.’ And then they would come out with some thing, and they would be the leader. Then Cadillac would come in. Every single one developed their stuff under the same umbrella, and it was a powerful business that had 72 per cent of the marketplace.” -vancouversun