Late-Night Talk Show Host Gets Contract Extension

Feb 22, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A popular late-night talk show host has had his contract extended until 2014.

A press announcement today said, "TBS has extended the popular late-night series ‘Conan’ through April 2014, demonstrating the network’s solid commitment to the Emmy-nominated show and its host, Conan O’Brien."

The release added, " ‘Conan’ has enjoyed three consecutive months of audience growth. In January 2012, the show was up 27% in total viewers compared to October 2011, while adults 18-34 were up 18% and adults 18-49 up 21%. Already in February, ‘Conan’ is showing an additional 12% growth among adults 18-34, 11% among adults 18-49 and 8% among total viewers. In 2012, ‘Conan’ has averaged 1.1 million viewers, with 407,000 adults 18-34 and 702,000 adults 18-49."

In a statement, O’Brien said, “I am excited to continue my run with TBS because they have been fantastic partners. This means I’ll be taping episodes of ‘Conan’ well into the Ron Paul presidency.”

The press announcement adds that O’Brien "has amassed 5,020,000 followers on Twitter, more than any other late-night host. Video clips from ‘Conan’ presented through TeamCoco.com, viral players and YouTube attracted more than 83 million video views in 2011. And the Team Coco Facebook page has drawn more than 1.8 million fans, nearly doubling the page’s January 2011 figures."

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