New Report Says NBC Affiliates Disgruntled About Leno Lead-In

Oct 19, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The "Leno Effect" is starting to show around the country on NBC affiliates and stations are disgruntled about the hit local late newscasts are taking because of the weak network lead-in, reports the Los Angeles Times.

NBC has more than 200 affiliates, and the news programs are feeling the pinch, the Times says. Leno show is averaging 5.6 million viewers, Monday through Thursday, which is now less than half the numbers it pulled initially, and down more than a third from the audience dramatic series have drawn traditionally for the network.

— Allison Waldman


  1. Well, I can’t speak for everyone but I know the reason I have stopped watching my local nightly news on NBC is because I no longer watch The Tonight Show. Since Conan took over, I have switched to Letterman and therefore watch CBS for my local news while waiting for the Late Show to come on.

  2. I watch NBC local news and then switch to Letterman on CBS. Suggest you buy a remote.

  3. I like the efforts you have put in this, thank you for all the great posts .

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