'Conan' beats 'Tonight' and 'Late Show' in ratings
November 9th, 2010
04:07 PM ET

'Conan' beats 'Tonight' and 'Late Show' in ratings

And now, for the numbers Conan O'Brien, TBS (which is owned by the same company that owns CNN) and everyone else has been waiting for...

The ratings from "Conan's" debut episode.

During last night's bow on TBS, "Conan" pulled in 4.2 million viewers, many of whom are on the younger side of adulthood. The projected median age for last night's audience is 30, with 2.4 million viewers falling in the 18-34 age range.

Meanwhile, O'Brien's old gig, "The Tonight Show," drew 3.5 million viewers, while "The Late Show with David Letterman" attracted 3.4 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

If you're planning on tuning in again tonight, you'll catch O'Brien chatting with Tom Hanks and Jack McBrayer plus a musical performance from Soundgarden.


Filed under: Conan • Conan O'Brien • Late Night comedy • television

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  1. Indyman

    SOUNDGARDEN IS BACK?

    November 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Carol

    Good job Conan. You beat the RAT PIG Leno.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. loupgarous

    Good. Conan O'Brien writes his own material. Gives him an advantage over Leno and Letterman. Plus, I don't know anyone who cared for the way he was treated by NBC and Jay Leno.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Don

    Coco shouldn't be on TV. He looks like the overgrown kid at the cash register. Freaky.

    November 25, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. BDinTO

    I, for one, welcome our new Ginger haired overlords.

    Team Conebone 4eva

    November 24, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Erin

    Man, I love Conan.

    "I’m at the market, and I see Shanjita, and who she with? Sanjay. And its like, girlfriend, if you're going to go with Sanjay, what’s the problem? I’m okay with it!"

    November 24, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. BevyInBC

    NBCs HUGE Loss! But the World's Hillarious GAIN!!!!!
    Welcome back, Buddy! We missed you so much! XOXO

    November 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. NDM

    It was able to beat Leno and Letterman on his debut and perhaps the opening week(s) because he's been absent for such a long time from late night TV. But after a while, his ratings will fall and Leno & Letterman will get better ratings than him because just like when he had the Tonight Show, he had great ratings at firs but he wasn't able to keep it up and he fell to Letterman. But the good thing for him, he won't be kicked out from TBS for that

    November 23, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. Richard Allen

    for a cable late night host to beat a major network host is amazing.

    November 20, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. Shaun

    "The old tokyo sandblaster"......love it.

    November 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jay Leno sucks

    I am so glad to have Conan back. Jay has sucked forever and Dave has sucked over the last 4 years. Conan is awesome. He doesn't pander to bland stupidity (NBC's calling card) and he isn't old and bitter like Letterman. Plus I have a semit lead in to Craig Ferguson.

    November 18, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Conan Sucks

    CONAN SUCKS! He is absolutely one of the most un-funny persons on television.

    Just because his ratings were spiked for his first night performance doesn't mean that he'll ever again be on top. And besides, he wasn't up directly against either Dave or Jay so all you teenagers and teenage wannabees who are fans of this terrible comedian. More people are still up at 11pm when he's on versus even a half hour later when Letterman and Leno do their thing.

    Oh, and if he was that hot a person, why is he on cable? Answer? TBS is desperate for anything...

    November 18, 2010 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. denalilady

    I am sorry to say that I have never liked Conan's humor. But I do like Leno and Letterman. At least when I watch them I don't change the channel. That is how I can tell if I like them or not. However, the Mexican comedians beat them all. Their comedy is sooo stupid that is funny. It is nice to understand 3 or 4 languages, that way if you don't like this one, you can change and choose the funniest.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  14. conan

    i is 12 yrs old and conan totally pwns leno is doodie

    November 15, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. J Smith

    If you don't think Conan is funny then you should watch Leno, since you are probably over 40 years old and think "jaywalking" is the funniest thing ever. If you don't like his humor stick to watching old people tell old people jokes. Ill stick to watching someone who isn't older than my grandfather. Go Conan!!!

    November 12, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  16. hannah

    people think george lopez is funny? now thats a joke.

    November 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. GLo

    Found both Jay and Conan funny on their own terms, but recently Jay has actually been more consistently funny.
    Since about the mid 2000's, Conan had changed his comedy (probably in attempts to get others to like him). He started doing less skits and tried harder in his monologues (which have never been his forte). It got to the point where since about 2007 I hardly watched Late Night anymore.
    I watched his first show on TBS, and.....meh. I was expecting more for all the hype – I mean seriously, except for the lil skit where he got shot 'Godfather' style by 'NBC' – what else was funny?
    An interview with Seth Rogen? Lea Michele from Glee? Jack White? – that's it? Again, seems he's trying too hard to be an interviewer (which also is not his strong suit – comedic bits are).
    And last night – Tom Hanks, really? I get it – Hanks popularized the term 'CoCo' but echh – he wasn't even promoting anything!
    As a matter of fact, "Conan"s numbers already went down, and Jay beat him last night – That's right: his Rating's are already down.
    Meanwhile, the real funnyman: George Lopez has been getting funnier and funnier. From his stand-up career, knows how to deliver a monologue, and from his work in TV and movies, knows how to do cheesy skits and comedy bits, not to mention he has had more interesting guests.
    Make mine Leno, Lopez, and Ferguson! O'Brien...I'll watch once in a while, but not holding my breath for laughs.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. jay

    Lopez is funnier than Conan, Leno, and Letterman combined!

    November 10, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  19. judy

    The poll should have added "none of the above".

    November 10, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  20. Theresa

    Leno is the rich kid at school whose dad donated alot of money for a new football field so his son could be on the team. its sad and pathetic. but sad and pathetic people need someone to watch too.

    November 10, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  21. MLW

    JJ – Good point.

    Leno, Letterman and Conan – They offer a variety of humor. You can pick and choose who to watch. Everyone has their own favorites and types of humor they appreciate. Like any other program, watch what you like and skip the rest.

    November 10, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  22. JJ

    What I find funny (besides Conan's new show) is that Leno had a 3.6 million viewers on average (before Conan's show aired), when Conan had an average of 3.5 million viewers on NBC, before the talks started about him getting fired from NBC.

    So, NBC paid Conan $45 million, lost a host and his fanbase just for extra 100K viewers – biggest fubar on TV history.

    November 10, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  23. 10watcher

    Sorry, I just don't see the "talent" in Conan OR the others. They are not that funny nor do they provide "useful" informaton.

    November 10, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  24. Jenny O

    As far as I'm concerned CO still sucks. His stuff isn't humor.

    November 10, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  25. JM

    What about Jimmy Kimmel? His show is by far the best for his time slot.

    November 10, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  26. nova

    What about the king? Craig Ferguson! He blows everyone out of the water!Wake up America!

    November 10, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Jenny O.

      I'll second that. Craig knows comedy. Conan's ratings will tumble. Last night was just ppl looking in to see what all the hoopla was about. And it's not much.

      November 10, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • GL

      This is true – Craig does way more with so little. I've actually attended a taping of his show and came out an even bigger fan. He's constantly funny and breaking that fourth wall too!
      While Conan did have his funny moments many years ago – his last 2 or so years of 'Late Night' along with his 'Tonight Show' run, he seemed lacking.

      November 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  27. MJ

    Yeah – it;s the curiousity factor. Those numbers will go down

    November 10, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  28. kari

    Yeay Conan!! I missed you sooo much!! Welcome back :)

    November 10, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  29. Dolce21

    Hope that Stewart goes home with his head hanging down, afer getting political, when all he is, is an entertainer.

    November 10, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  30. ron

    someone once said..." Love it or hate it the underdog's on top!!!!!!"

    November 10, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  31. Steve f

    Go Coco! Welcome back we all missed you. The difference in the time and style from Leno/letterman will ensure the new show is successful. Conan obviously gets more ou of entertaining than just the money and power like the others

    November 10, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  32. Dave

    Not just all 30 somethings watch CONAN. I'm 46, my wife is 29, and my mom is 78, and we all watch CONAN. Welcome back!

    November 10, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
    • moon627

      why does everyone think AGE has anything to do with humor ?? You are younger than Conan – he's 47 – which is OLD compared to most of his coco fan club

      November 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jim

    COCO, COCO,COCO,COCO!!!!!!! Ohhhh yeaaahhhhh -Go Conan!

    November 10, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  34. Abs

    Conan's hilarious...

    November 10, 2010 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  35. ray

    the new format with andy Ricther sitting like carson and Mac did , kicker partner will be the
    big reason for potential success, , band is great , comedy routine with band is good,
    monologues of current events a must, informative and less of funny faces for future good luck

    November 10, 2010 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  36. conrad

    I used to love to watch Jay then follow it up with some CoCo (Conan was ALWAYS more funnier though). Then this whole Tonight Show crap happened--I can't stand Leno now. Great to see a class act like Conan back where he belongs. And it was awesome to see the masturbating bear again ;)

    November 10, 2010 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  37. Squincher

    Way to go Conan!!! It is a big deal that a Basic Cable Show beat out the network shows. Yeah, Conan's ratings will settle down, they always do. That's still quite an acheivment that a cable show beat out broadcast networks shows.

    As for the other hosts, yeah Craig Ferguson is funny, a diamond flying underneath the radar. Kimmel is okay, he's finally coming into his own after 7 years.

    The rest....well. Letterman was the innovator, but no longer. He just seems tired and is phoning it in. Fallon isn't cut out for late night. Too uncomfortable.

    And Leno........unless you're a Tea Bagger, Sarah Palin fan or on Medicare, he's not funny. Period. A total Hack.

    November 10, 2010 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  38. kazz

    i'm too cheap to pay comcast more $ for TBS, but watching coco online is totally entertaining and well worth the wait!

    November 10, 2010 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
  39. Fel08

    Conan is just another case of "trying too hard". The guy isn't funny. Most of his viewers are young people who thinks anything is hilarious. Just give it a week and he will be back to third place in no time.

    November 10, 2010 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
    • moon627

      His debut show had me laughing at all the NBC Tonight Show jokes but he still isnt funny and i predict that aside from his core coco fan club he wont bring in any new viewers.

      And dont you hate how he laughs at his own jokes ? UGH

      November 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  40. dat dude

    Thank god I have all u under-achieving comedic genuises 2 tell me who & what is funny. if yall are so certain u know what's what, then how come I don't see any of YOU with a show? How come YOUR name is not mentioned among these names? Jay, conan, dave, jon, et al-get YOURS-these clowns have forgotten 2 go out & get THEIRS!

    November 10, 2010 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  41. Mike

    Man im stuck. I dont know should it be Conan&Colbert for president or Bruce Campbell & Chuck Norris? ahh NUTS! But Leno is not my cup of tea, Conan though now that man is pure funny. Now not all ppl may say the same but like music, tv and movies we all have our favorits and not so much, Like me i hate Beyonce so i dont listen to her, so problem solved

    November 10, 2010 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  42. talar

    He might not be the funniest but is way better than the cheating Letterman.

    November 10, 2010 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  43. finn

    Why are so many of you forgetting that being on cable vs. NBC makes a huge difference. So even though it was just a debut, a cable show beating out a primetime network is a HUGE deal and shoes what kind of dedicated fans he has.

    November 10, 2010 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  44. Greg

    And the funniest man in late night is... Craig Ferguson !

    Leno and Conan aren't even close.

    November 10, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  45. Dave

    Ok...so on the *opening* night for his new show, he beat out Leno/Letterman regular ratings by a smallish margin. Not particularly unexpected. Why he has such a fan base at all, I'll never know. I'll take virtually any other late night show – barring perhaps Jimmy Fallon – over Conan, one of the least funny and most annoying personalities. "Coco"? No, thanks. Run along, ginger.

    November 10, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  46. Robert Warner

    echo wrote "Just because you don’t get the jokes doesn’t mean he is bad. It means your old or unaware." Actually, he is incredibly uncreative. I watched him when he first started, and over the years would check him out occasionally. Over all of the years he's been on, his act hasn't changed one bit- same mugging for the cameras, same everything. He is BORING! And, btw, I may be old but I know the difference between "your" and "you're". You're showing your illiteracy.

    November 10, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  47. Leno's a doosh

    I used to like Letterman the best, then when Conan started up he quickly became my favorite. Now, though I have to say Stephen Colbert is the greatest man alive and should be president. COLBERT FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012!!!!!

    November 10, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  48. Mindy

    I am glad Conan is back..All the hosts have their good and bad traits. Its a matter of personal preference and your bedtime. FYI Conan didn't come up with team CoCo..Tom Hanks started it all :) stop bashing ppl for doing their "jobs" and make your CHOICE..it's America..we have that right to make our own choice.

    November 10, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  49. rb

    don't put me in that old category...I had been watching Conan from the first time he started...and I'm 35. Jay got boring for me and I never liked Letterman. I'm glad Conan is back..

    November 10, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  50. Michael

    Now you have to admit Conan rules! Plus take in to the fact that alot of ppl includeing ppl over seas dont have access to tbs. So had conan been on a regular network imagine the numbers then. Anyone around the world can get NBC but not everyone can afford to spend money for channels along with TBS. So to Conan, Nice job bro you are truly and will forever be one of the best in late night. Leno well, your time was up long ago, heck for 5 years or more befor leaveing you knew. But Coco has his new show and thats all that matters so at night my dvr will be set for Conan at 11 and Fallon at 12:35.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  51. Hawk

    Conan has talent, but the talk show venue doesn't fit him. I doubt if we'll be here a year from now talking about this.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
    • pointless1

      Lol... the talk show venue doesn't fit Conan? Maybe I missed something the last 17 years he has been on the air...

      November 10, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  52. chuck canuk

    You are all missing the point.... Admitt it... Craig Fergussen is the funniest guy on the late nite circuit

    November 10, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  53. babycelebs411

    Congrats Conan on your opening night:) Happy birthday to your son Becket ..many blesings http://babycelebs411.com/2010/11/09/conan-obriens-son-beckett-is-turning-5/

    November 10, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  54. lovethecoco

    Welcome back Conan! I used to watch Leno and Conan and loved both shows, but since Leno took over the Tonight Show again, he doesn't seem as funny. He's not able to do things impromptu and everything seems so staged. Conan can react (and most of the time it's over-the-top) with such silliness that it's hilarious. Altho the late night shows compete, the advertisers will still be there if millions of people are watching, regardless of who's on top.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  55. Mike Bedrosian

    Leno is like Carson. The old folks and the Midwest like him because he is a nice drap interviewer. The great thing is Conan only needs to pull in a 1.5 rating to be considered a success on basic cable. Go CoCo. Leno can have his dream job back and die there like Carson did.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  56. duh man

    your only as funny as the writers who work for you. I don't think any of them could do a standup comedy routine. DUH!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  57. SKY

    FACT: C O N A N "HAS WON" JAY LENO YOU LOST.
    MONEY IS NOT LOYAL, PEOPLE ARE LOYAL.....
    JAY LENO NEEDS TO RETIRE. HE IS OUT AND CONAN IS IN!

    November 9, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Tara

    I'm so glad he's back. At least he doesn't have to ask his fans to send in headlines to have a great joke. And personally could care less what anyone else thinks. All people use comment boards for anymore is just to put people down so there pathetic lives look a little better!

    November 9, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  59. iknowthingz

    Some of you idiots don't know what humor is. This guy is far and away funnier than any other late night talk show host. I mean i chuckle sometimes when i watch Leno but when i watch Conan i laugh out loud! Where were you 4.3 million people when he was on the Tonight Show?

    November 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Tim

    He's not funny, he got the curiosity factor in. People will stop watching him, just like they did on the Tonight show, and then he will have to find a new way to blame his lack of success on Jay Leno.

    November 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  61. D

    oh boy here we go again...SKY don't your 'doctors' put a lock on your door?

    November 9, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  62. SKY

    FACT: WE SAW HOW HE WAS TREATED.....UNFAIR.....
    SO WE ARE SAYING WITH ONE VOICE..........WE WILL NOT GO ALONE
    WITH ANYONE WHO TREATS OUR NEIGHBOR UNFAIR.

    November 9, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  63. CW

    It's funny, which comedian you like should be a matter of personal taste and opinion, but after reading all the Conan-bashing, I think it's pretty obvious what the character of anti-Conan individuals are. Criticizing the tastes of others in un-American, you guys give us a bad name. No wonder the world complains about American arrogance. "What I think is always correct/better" isn't a very persuasive argument. Ours is a nation built on diversity. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. As a commenter stated previously, generations go by, society and jokes change. What is funny today might not be funny a decade from now. If you're trying to dictate an opinion for someone else, get a life. All the comedians have their pros and cons, it all depends on your personal taste. That's why they still have fans. A lot of my friends "get" Jon Stewart's jokes, but don't "get" Leno's. You could apply that to almost any comedian. Is one good and one bad? No.

    November 9, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Dan

    Those boys are a big bunch of nothin'.

    November 9, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Dan

    Who cares??????

    November 9, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  66. OFFTOPIC

    WHY YOU HAVE TO BRING UP POLITICS IN AN ENTERTAINMENT BLOG??? WHAT DOES SARAH PALIN HAVE TO DO WITH NIGHT TIME TALK SHOWS???? THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE WHO BRINGS UP POLITICS AND IT'S ANNOYING...GO TO THE CNN TAP FOR 'POLITICS' IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT!

    November 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Oldgus2

    Conan, Letterman, Leno, and Will Ferrell–mostly middle school silliness and parodies of humor.

    November 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Marco555

    And all of you Conan haters are too dumb to know that you're part of his act. Yeah, you get a feeling the whole time you watch him that he's the hated comedian that only a few of us get, and it takes off from there. Now you try and go out and create something.

    November 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  69. D

    I'm 22 and i don't think Conan is funny at all. I think letterman and Ferguson are funnier than any of the other talk show hosts. And I can't stand Leno...

    November 9, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  70. BENNYHO1

    DONT MATTER WHAT CHANNEL HE'S ON. HE STILL SUCKS.

    November 9, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  71. John L

    The fact that he beat Leno and Letterman while on TBS is pretty amazing. I've always enjoyed Conan and plan on sticking with him for the long haul. Leno is a hack and Letterman has been past peak for about 25 years now.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Chas

    I'd submit the Late Evening NEWS, Weather & Sports is more interesting, informative and humorous than Conan. TBS should replace him with Johnny Carson reruns.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Bob

    Why am I not surprised! Conan is NOT funny, looks stupid and yet the new generation watches. Much the same as Palin has an IQ of 1/2 yet the media keeps pushing her. DUH......We are in DEEP trouble here folks.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  74. CanNorth

    This is why Conan rocks, love him or hate him, people will always read about. Welcome back Coco!

    November 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  75. someoneelse

    It was his FIRST show. I don't know who is funnier, I don't stay up that late (unfortunately). But this shows what journalism is nowadays. You can't compare a pilot of a show that has as much controversy as it has had with other shows. Stupid.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Chas

    I was looking for a reason to stay up past 11:00 PM. I'm still looking.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  77. John Bradley

    The only reason he got the rating last night was to see if he got any better. He didn't. He's still a big Bafoon and not worth wasting my time to watch.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  78. scott

    I am 48 and Conan is the funniest most in tune late nite host since Carson. Take it to the bank.
    Scott
    Nashua NH

    November 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Linda Ferris

    Yeow, right. I don't believe this story for a minute. His "pull my finger" brand of humor is so lame and pathetic. If he was funny, he would still be on NBC.. Go figure.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  80. me

    Um, i watched Chelsea and she is funnier than all those stupid boys!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Mike Havenar

    Conan O'Brien still owes me five bucks after 25 years.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  82. chels

    Leno was nvr on top, he's the worst out of all four, jimmy conan dave then leno. Conan's ratings will maintain.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  83. rositaCA

    Conan rocked last night because he is REAL!! You have to have brains to understand his yokes, GO CONAN!!

    November 9, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  84. William

    Finally... something on TV that actually makes sense! Conan is by far and away the funniest, brightest, most talented and most original comedian/talk show host in the history of late night TV talk shows.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Tam

    It's the novelty. It will wear off. Let's check back in a month. I don't find him funny, not even amusing. Inane, juvenile, trying too hard. But, there's choice. Change the channel, or don't watch tv at all.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Common Sense

    Konan starting to look like Olbermann – YUK!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Common Sense

    Bill O'reilly is more fun to watch than any of these kooks.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  88. george

    Konan aint funny . He aint gonna last one year. He got that bisquit head and he need to shave..looking like an itchy gumball head.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • CanadaKid

      Itchy gumball head indeed, George..thank you...and to hell with proper grammar..who's with we?

      November 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  89. jomarie

    Conan is stupid, and just because he beat Leno one night does not mean he will always be number one. I personally cannot stand his jokes, and his guest. He makes an ass of himself at times.

    Who the hell cares is he is first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Common Sense

    Tomorrow the ratings will flip. The opening gig for a new show will always pull high numbers – even junk shows like Hawaii 5-0 own the top spot then the interest fades. Enjoy the top Conan ... gonna end tomorrow.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Joyce Grady

    Stick with Jon Stewart ,,,, He is the best of all of them old has beens..

    November 9, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Heath

    Congrats, Conan. What a great opening night. I have to admit, though, that I will only be able to DVR your show. Stewart and Colbert are just too good to miss.....What did we do before DVR??????

    November 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Joyce Grady

    Why do you idiot compare rating for programs that do not even come on TV at the same time???? Conan come on a half hour earlier than Leno and Letterman so how can you say who won that time slot when its NOT the same time slot??? You do the same idiotic thing with Jon Stewart when you put him up against Len and Letterman, he also comes on 30 mins earlier, so how can you compare them??? Can someone explain this to my simple mind please??

    November 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katharine

      It totally depends on your timezone. Where I live Conan comes on at 8pm and Leno is at 10:30pm. I think it some markets both are at 11pm. It really seems to vary.

      November 9, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  94. texasnative

    Conan who? In the old days when Conan was on after Leno, I tried to watch and enjoy Conan. That never happened for me. I was upset when he was moved into Leno's spot. Now that he's on a cable channel, I still don't care and will not watch Conan. Go Jay, you're the only late nighter for me.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Steve

    Leno is NOT funny, and NBC is going to lose in the ratings to their superstar former host and eventually cancel "Tonight" before they realize they made a mistake. Maybe without Zucker's leadership it'll finally stick in their heads.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Shane

    His show last night was mediocre at best. If he's planning to stay on the air, he better do a whole lot better than last night. I suggest getting some rubber chickens and using some of Henny Youngman's material - "Take my gay lover, please!"

    November 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Mitchell

    Even as a Conan fan, you guys should stop saying how much worse Leno is doing since "stealing" the show, because, he stole the show in the first place from Letterman. Let's not forget Carson disowned of the show because of Leno.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  98. wedding guru

    Didn't realize he was back on the air

    November 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Katie

    I am 25 and HATE conan, I don't like him at all. I don't think he is funny and he is mean. The only good one left is Jimmy Fallon – he is awesome. Great comedic timing, funny and not mean spirited – he truly is a throw back.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitchell

      This is a joke right? Jimmy Fallon is one of the worst comedians of all time, i felt embarrassed watching him on SNL. A comedian that can't say ANYTHING without laughing...

      November 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • G. Schmidt

      I don't like disagreeing with someone's opinion, but sorry Katie...Jimmy Fallon is terrible!
      Or were you kidding and the joke whooshed over my head?

      http://www.logicwire.net

      November 10, 2010 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  100. David

    I think Conan is a talented comedian but he is not a good talk show host. Remember he did have Leno's spot for 6 months and his rating kept on going down.
    The same thing will happen here. So maybe he can compete against Jimmy Fallon or Greg Ferguson.

    P.S. I'll still with Jon Stewart.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Observer

    After people have verified that Conan hasn't improved, the ratings will drop down just like when he tanked the Tonight Show.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Spartacus

    So happy for the man, but that first show last night could have been way better.
    Congrats Conan, you were always infinitely more talented than Leno et al anyways so it IS POETIC JUSTICE as someone said so well...in future I look for Robert Scmiegel & Triumph ASAP {they should have been there last night} a return of "In The Year 2000", and continued use of the video film format and special report videos you make so well these days and as you did right before all this retarded shiznit hit the retarded fan.
    Seth, as credible as he may be, was a terrible guest to start with and it came off bad...Look forward to some good old fashoned improvisation in your "tete a tete" with Tom Hanks tonight!

    November 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  103. NotALenoFan

    Chime me in as another party pooper saying it won't last. I'm saying this though because the fair weather "I'm with Coco" internet terrorists will jump on the next big bandwagon after this ends. I don't care what anyone says no one used the term "Coco" back in the day and it was created by these idiots who latched on to the hype and unfortunately for Conan they will be unlatching now. Conan deserves better fans and not attention seeking, fair weather morons. Hope it works for you, I was with you in the 90's and thank god these retards are finally going away.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Mike

    Actually Jimmy Fallon is kinda funny but he always seems to be on the nervous side!

    November 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  105. stephie

    now THAT, my friends, is poetic justice! go team conan!

    November 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Mike

    Conan should tie George Lopez in a bag and throw him off a bridge.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  107. chuck canuk

    Admit All... the truly funniest late nite host is CRAIG FERGUSON!!!! Forget Jay.. Dave and Conan the wannabe

    November 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  108. matt

    Leno is one of the worst comedians ever. I put him right there with the blue collar guys and kathy griffith

    November 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Jo Jo

    I'm in the forty something range and I get his humor but just don't think it's funny. It's like he's trying too hard to be funny (by any means necessary). I'm with the rest who say give him a few weeks and I doubt very seriously his ratings will stand at number one.

    November 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Chris

    For all you Jay Leno groupies, his ratings are worse now that Conans ever were. The public is fed up with him. He went behind Lettermans back to screw him out of the Tonight Show, then he pushed Conan out. Letterman is number 1 in the 11:30 timeslot, and he's been number 1 almost the whole time Leno has been back. Conan is a comedic genius, and if he would've had a decent lead in, instead of the bomb that was The Jay Leno Show, he would've had good numbers at 11:30. Conan, George Lopez, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and the rest of the basic cable latenight hosts are the future of the medium.

    November 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      Well hopefully in the future, they all get kicked off of their own shows, and we never have to hear from those clowns again. None of the people listed in your post are funny. I put up with Leno and Letterman, but that's it. The rest are a waste of a TV timeslot.

      November 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  111. DogMan

    Who cares!

    November 9, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Sandy

    Of course he got the highest ratings, people tuned in to see what he would be doing. I watched it myself until it was time for Leno to come on and then switched channels to watch him. Conan isn't funny and given time he won't be leading in the ratings. Another thing, when are people going to realize that it was the head of NBC who caused all this mess and not Leno? Get your facts straight.

    November 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  113. pflo99

    Letterman is the only one with comic timing ,intellect and a true taste for the absurd. Leno sucks, Conan is likable but just not funny.

    November 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Zool

    I bet this won't last....shave the beard.

    November 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  115. chiguy4

    Letterman is definitely funny at times. Leno on the other hand is not even remotely funny. Any laughs he gets are a result of the applause and laugh sign posted in front of the audience. Conan is a legitimate riot.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Annie

    Last nights premiere was boring. V disappointing. I'd rather see Bill Maher every night. But he's too smart for that. I love you, bill!

    November 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • moon627

      ANNIE _ YOU ARE RIGHT _ BILL MAHER IS THE FUNNIEST AND SMARTEST GUY ON TV_!!

      November 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  117. RAF MARINEZ

    There's no real comedians anymore

    November 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  118. saywah

    meh, who cares about ratings. obviously studios and actors do as it determines the money, but from the viewers perspective, ratings are a poor poor poor indicator of a show's quality. Even if Leno resumes trouncing Conan in the ratings, that doesn't make Leno's show "better", it just confirms that on the whole people are simple and are more likely to tune into shows that demand less thought and cater more to the masses. It's a sad but true realty. Other examples of better written, better acted, wittier, funnier, more nuanced programs that routinely get beat by simpler, low-brow, mass-consumption programs in the same time-slot: 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights; Mad Men; Community, Parks & Recreation, The West Wing, Firefly, etc. etc.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Kimberly

    YAWWWWN! BORING AND WHO CARES! CONAN ISN'T FUNNY AND NEITHER ARE THE REST OF THEM. I'LL WATCH RE-RUNS OF BENNY HILL BEFORE THE SCHLOCK OF THESE OVER-PAID COMEDIANS WITH OVER-INFLATED EGOS! 'NUFF SAID...

    November 9, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  120. arguablybetter

    What's with all the HATE?? If you think he's funny, watch the show – if you think Leno's funny, watch HIS show...i mean, you really think YOUR comedic preferences are the only valid ones in existence? All these "conan sucks" and "leno sucks" comments – do you REALLY THINK YOU ARE ADDING ANYTHING OF VALUE? All you are doing is displaying how many dumb people read cnn news stories...

    November 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Vasmikey

    I give him a month.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Love Conan

    But that beard needs to go!

    November 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  123. ts9

    Don't forget that TBS is a basic cable channel, which makes these ratings all the more impressive. Maybe he won't be able to sustain them over time, but it is a great start for his new show.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  124. edward

    I think all of them are funny in their own way and each one attracts people with differing senses of humor. I like Leno the least, conan and letterman about the same and Stewart the best

    November 9, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • r2d2

      I'm with you on that one... Stewart's d best. conan, letterman and leno are ok.

      November 9, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Johnny Carson

    Conan is not funny. After a couple of weeks of the same old schtick, his ratings will be much lower. He is not a good interviewer either. He is constantly interupting his guests and trying to complete their sentences with bad jokes instead of listening to what they have to say.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny Corpseson

      Johnny Carson was great if you're 165 years old.

      November 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Happy Jack

      Personally, I think Jack Parr beats them all. Certainly better than Carson. I quit watching TV twenty years ago, so I don't know much about these young kids though.

      November 10, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  126. aasys

    Conan gonna rock TBS. Letterman and leno are overrated.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  127. gahh

    Conan is about as funny as a heart attack. Letterman is about as funny as getting hit by a car. Neither one is worth a damn.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lenoh No

      May you suffer a heart attack while getting hit by a car. That would at least be funnier than Lopez Tonight. Even you have to admit that.

      November 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Louise

    Conan sucks

    November 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Joe

    duh letterman was funny 12 years ago and leno...well he was never that funny conan appeals better to the younger audience and i expect his ratings to keep going the same way they r now

    November 9, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Ramirez Wolfen

    He needs to shave...

    November 9, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Mo

    Leno is really bad! I'm sorry, I just don't see what is funny about him, funny looking–maybe. Dave is alright...though a little creepy, however, he's in NY, which makes a difference! Conan needs to come back to NY. Btw, CoCo nickname is really lame and kind of gay.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  132. jrs_39

    Love Conan – have watched him every night since he started in 1991. However – His spastic antics are wearing very thin. He is genuinely funny but needs to relax and just be himself. That is why he lost the Tonight Show. He needs to hire to me to be in the audience every night. He will wear a shock collar and every time he starts into his nervous tics such as the string dance or his nerd schtick I will push the shock button. I think in very short order I can make him much more attractive to a wider audience. I coud have saved the Tonight Show for him as well. It's a shame because he knows what is funny – mainly hiring the right writers.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  133. vette gal

    Well of course his first show had high ratings....it did when he was on the Tonight show also. Give it a few weeks and the ratings will drop just like they did before. He's such an idiot. I'm not an older person, but even though I'm young, I like comedians who actually make me laugh and Conan definitely doesn't fulfull that requirement.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lenoh No

      ...You're not young. If you're driving a 'Vette, you're easily 40+. But more like 50+. I see it now: you're the Barbie stereotype with the bleached blonde hair, plastic surgery on at least the face, and a pool boy in your bed every now and then. I mean, good for you, but you're old. kthxbye

      November 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Kim

    He is not funny

    November 9, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeah, You're Wrong

      Yeah just because you think so it definitely verifies it.

      November 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Tom Moore

    Jay beat Conan and Letterman for 17 years END OF STORY. TBS should get their money back

    November 9, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Jay Leno

    Barely beat Leno and I would not be so arrogant because he will be number 3 in about two weeks with Leno back on top.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitchell

      Yeah almost a million viewers is definitely "barely." Don't be in denial that there's solid proof of how badly Leno sucks now.

      November 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Truth

    So Conan beat Leno at Leno's own gig when Conan's Tonight Show received better ratings that Leno is getting now...AND Conan is beating Leno on a completely different, cable network. Leno and Letterman are dinosaurs. Conan will be relevant for several more decades, not just a few more years.

    November 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  138. castnews

    Friggin' LOVED Lea Michele on Conan! She was the reason why I tuned into the show in!

    http://www.castnews.us/conan-premiere-earn-huge-ratings-from-last-night-114/

    November 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Bob A'Booey

    Good job boss. Get my Book...In Stores now....Hello Hello

    November 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Calvin

    Jay Leno sucks. Go CoCo!!!!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  141. chuck canuk

    After watching all three.. Dave is East Coast.. Jay is West Coast.. Conan is .. well he is trying... I do not think he is funny and he comes across as a bit of a spaz... although he is trying.. Still think Leno is the better of the three

    November 9, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • lenoblows

      I challenge anyone to find a funny quote where Leno makes a clever and funny quip in any interview he's ever done.

      November 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  142. cf

    Also important to note, Conan's Tonight Show ratings were higher than Leno's are since stealing the show back.

    November 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  143. tiara

    So? Give him a few more days and see if he maintains the momentum. Jay is still the Man of the Late Night shows!

    November 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      ^^ This

      November 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      And Jay is how old? How many more years can he keep doing the show? He admitted that he may pull 10 more, tops. And who will they find to replace him? No one in their right freaking minds would take over the flagship after he's gone without constantly looking over their shoulder wondering when they will be sac'ed. Jay's days are numbered.

      November 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  144. resinrats

    1st show ratings are meaningless. Wait 2-3 weeks to see where the ratings are before knowing if he will beat Leno/Letterman nightly.

    November 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      What really matters is, well, I don't care. He can perform at a .6 Nielsen and TBS will not kick him to the curb and I'll still be watching him while all the Leno fans are demanding how unfunny Coco is and scratching their heads trying to figure out why he's still on TV. The joke, is really on you.

      November 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Love CoCo

    Go CoCo

    November 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  146. E.Alvarez

    Conan was funnier than Lopez and Im hispanic,more interesting than Leno,and not boring like Letterman.Hope he stays on the air longer than last time,lol

    November 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  147. E.Alvarez

    Conan was funnier than Lopez and I'm hispanic,more interesting than Leno,and not boring like Letterman.Hope he stays on the air longer than last time,lol

    November 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  148. roger

    Conan is way better that leno and letterman combine!

    November 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  149. echo

    Take your heart meds and go back to bed old folks! Conan rules!!! Just because you don't get the jokes doesn't mean he is bad. It means your old or unaware.

    November 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • bradlastings

      Of course, I am sure you realize that you too will one day be old, right? One day you won't "get it" any more, either. And you will ridicule some new comer, saying things like, "These new guys just aren't funny. Conan is funny," etc. Just saying that glass house you live in must be real, real nice.

      November 9, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      I'm old and I get it. I'm just not a bitter and afraid of change. Go Coco!

      November 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • TomG

      I'm old too (65) and I've always Conan's humor was hilarious. The sad thing is how people have to generalize about everything.....if you're over a certain age, then you must think "this" about something and "that" about something else. Sorry, but that's not always the case. Some people, no matter WHAT their age, are fully capable of thinking for themselves..... well, maybe not Republicans.

      November 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • TomG

      I meant to say "I've always THOUGHT Conan's humor was hilarious" Guess I left out a word because I'm old. I think EVERY old person does that, doesn't he?

      November 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • stwebb@mac.com

      YEAH Tom YEAH!

      November 9, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anton

      Go TomG!

      November 10, 2010 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  150. Ray

    First show...what do you want. The man gives me gas!!!!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • bradlastings

      Thank goodness you finally told us. We were all wondering about your gas.

      November 9, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Aurelio Rodriguez

    Way to go Conan!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  152. A. Smith

    yes I say the same... wait a few and the ratings will go down just like they did when he was on the Tonight show. His humor is to childish for more than the 20 somethings to delight in and well they'll get bored and move on lol...

    November 9, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • sal

      too*

      November 9, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • pierce

      Yes, the humor on Leno is so intelligent and clever. Ooops, my eyes are rolling.

      November 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      What's childish is the way people like you go out of your way to bash Conan. If you are right, he will disappear. If you are wrong, you'll still be calling him childish.

      November 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • delightful

      @A. Smith...i'm a 25 year old and i'm very delighted by conan and have been for the past 10 years.

      November 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael F

      Yes, because humor is supposed to mature and sedate. All Conan does is make people laugh when he's trying to. FWIW, he's actually a pretty good interviewer too – that's what got him the late night gig all those years ago.

      November 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • bre

      His humor is "childish"? Guess what? Leno's humor is LAME. How's that for childish!? I've been watching him for over 10 years and will continue to watch him. You enjoy your boring, old, lame backstabbing Leno. I'll enjoy my childish, but hilarious, Conan.

      November 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa1982

      Leno sucks. His humor is corny and seems to be geared at 85 year olds. I'll take childish over that any day.

      November 10, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      I like that you referred to someone as "childish," and then ended your post with "lol..."

      November 15, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  153. mtech101

    Won't last long, give it about 2 weeks of hype.

    November 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      No, he won't be able to always beat Leno but he will have great numbers for a cable show. Too bad he isn't on at the same time as Leno. I'd love to see CoCo take a chunk of Leno's ratings.

      November 9, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • CanadaKid

      There's a reason his show didn't get the ratings the first time around...the whole late night talk show format is dull...no one really cares about celebrity interviews...his sketch off the top and dueling axes with Jack White were killer...Seth Rogen wasn't doing it for me so I flipped channels...the next interview (hot girl from some hit show I'll probably never watch) was hot, but TV is saturated with hotties now...Conan (i don't call him Coco) has to stick with the fast-paced, filmed sketches the way Demitri Martin does in his show, which are hilarious. His guests can participate..new ones for different skits, make it worth their while, instead of having them just 'drop in' for a quick plug en route to the Today Show. Conan knows that sense of humour (the absurd, yet smart) very well..he's a progenitor. Its non-topical, and makes you think. And Masturbating Bear?..c'mon...put that thing away..clean slate, Coc...I mean..Conan..

      November 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  154. cheefsfury

    HAHAHAHA IN YO FACE LENO

    November 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      I loved where at the end of the show, he played guitar along with the guest band...now that was worth watching!!

      November 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      IT BEAT "THE TONIGHT SHOW"! SUCK EGGS, LENO! LLOLL!

      November 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joyce Grady

      why do you people compare rating with Conan and Leno and Letterman when Conan and Jon Stewart BOTH come on 30 mins earlier than??????????????????????? its ridicilious !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • snowey

      I guess you didnt see the pole on CNN earlier,,Conan just barely made 53 % popularity rating ..good thing for the good guys hey!

      November 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      Conan was great and is was soooooo good to see him back in action!!!! I cant even watch Leno, who I used to like, since the whole fiasco. I am older and I think Conan is hilarious!! I hope he kicks butt for a long time to come!!

      November 9, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • danielName*

      Wow, day 1 vs year 15? and he barely beat him. what a disastrous debut.

      November 9, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yoyoyo

      We knew all along that Conan was better than Jay and Letterman.. Those guys are really boring, and tiring.. and I miss Carson more than I would ever miss either of those guys.. All ego.. no show..

      November 10, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
    • not1mr

      Conan will do well for the first week, then the younger kids will (20 – 29) will get antsy, bored and thirsty and will go back to the corner bar. Conan's humor is completely too childish for anyone over 30 and JAY will go back to being the king. Mark my words!!!

      November 10, 2010 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
    • whatTHUH

      OMG! Soundgarden, Tom Hanks... So the 2000's were all just a dream and I wake up and its still 1999! Oh thank you Jebus, THANK YOU JEBUS!!!

      November 10, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
    • christopher

      No, not in your face Leno, in your face NBC for doing what they did to Conan.

      November 10, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Marie

      Most people are just watching the show because it is "sort of" new but once it wear off people will go back to watching the "other" late night shows. If I could watch a late night show it would be Jon Stewart, he is the BEST.

      November 10, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
    • krysno

      Conan and Fallon: the only two that get it. Slight pandering, but at least it's creative and smart. GO CONAN!!!!! (btw: I actually like the beard...jus sayin)!

      November 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • lovefunny

      LENO is annoying at best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 22, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Zayrina

      I am 51 and always enjoy Conan and his general silliness. The problem with watching his show is that it is on too late for me to enjoy. I am in healthcare and the day starts early so have to hit the hay early.

      November 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      hahaha, a one-time thing – why does anyone think this guy and Jay are funny? Amazing...

      November 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimrytwn

      I, for one, was ecstatic when the adolescent humor of kooh-naan ohhh-briii'-yhan was removed from what had typically been an entertainment NBC-TV time slot for mom and pop to have a light, humorous, cuddling respite prior to toddling off to sleep.

      November 25, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      GREAT!

      November 26, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • JRB

      Conan is awesome. Even better is it comes on right after Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert so I get two hours of comedy awesomeness.

      December 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  155. H.M.C.

    Yeah, his "Headlines" are awesome! Oh, wait, but...they aren't written by him. Hmm...
    Okay, but "Jaywalking?" That's full of win...except that the only reason it's funny is because he talks to the idiots on the street, and they are the ones who get laughed at, not Leno...
    Yeah, Leno is awesome. For me to poop on!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  156. JiveTurkee

    Leno blows....he's a snake. he's not funny can't interview and is old. Plus, he's gutless. Next.

    November 9, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  157. katmoondaddy

    Both Conan and Leno suck. Letterman RULES!!

    November 10, 2010 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |

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