NBC Makes It Official: Jay Leno's 10PM Show Axed

Mark Watson markwats@comcast.net
Sun Jan 10 14:07:31 EST 2010

  From the Boston Herald website, NBC has made it official: Jay Leno's 
nightly prime time hour has been cancelled as of the start of the Winter 
Olympics Feb.12th. Saturday's Herald had front page headlines stating 
Channel 7's opinion on the low rated Leno's show and it's effects on their 
11PM news ratings: "You're Killing Us" was the headline. The article recalls 
Channel 7's owner Ed Ansin's battle with NBC when he announced plans to air 
local news in place of the Leno show as he predicted Leno at 10 would be a 
flop and harm his 11PM news ratings. Guess Ed was right: in the November 
sweeps, 7's 11PM news fell to third place overall and lost 21% of it's 
viewers in the 25-54 age bracket.

Article announcing the end of Jay at 10:


 Article from Saturday's Herald about 7's ratings woes:


Mark Watson

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