Sorry NBC, I’m Following Leno
July 25, 2008 9:51 AM
Now it’s official: Jay Leno’s last “Tonight Show” broadcast is May 29 and Conan O’Brien will inherit the throne.
It’s been widely reported that Leno will land his own show on ABC, and if that’s the case, count on me to be in the audience.
Frankly, I just can’t understand why NBC would let Leno go, given that his show consistently wins the time period. Personally, I think the switch is all about NBC trying to lure younger demos, hence O’Brien.
To me, O’Brien is an acquired taste who just doesn’t appeal to my palate at all. Leno is part of my evening ritual. He makes for a better night’s sleep than O’Brien, whom I find sophomoric.
So if Leno goes to ABC, will you be following him there, like me?