I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.
TBS’s pricey Conan O’Brien experiment is flopping—and is about to get even more expensive.
The viewship for “Conan,” has fallen from about 2.4 million in the show’s first month on air in 2010 to roughly 958,000 people this past July, according to Nielsen Co. data.
Mr. O’Brien trails all major competitors on broadcast and cable during his 11 p.m. time slot. In certain weeks, he’s also fallen behind newer faces such as Chelsea Handler.
In July, Mr. O’Brien averaged about 685,000 viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, placing him behind cable competitors such as Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart as well as broadcast rivals Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman and Jay Leno.
Despite the 60% drop in Conan’s ratings during his first year, TBS is continuing to support their investment. TBS is putting their money where their mouth is. They have hired Conan for $12 million a year, and have committed to a second season. They are also going to begin airing episodes of CBS’ comedy hit, The Big Bang Theory, as a lead-in for Conan twice a week, which will cost an estimated $2 million per episode. They hope this will jive well with Conan’s younger audience.
As a fan of Clay Aiken, I am really laughing at this information. I will NEVER forget the cruel way that Conan made fun of Clay for years. Maybe some can forgive and forget, but I am not that kind. Any comedian who bases his routines on bullying other people is not funny. A real comedian can be really funny without hurting another person!!
I agree with Sandra Bullock!! Karma bites you when you least expect it!!
What do you think? Maybe you can convince me I am wrong…