The Best Conan Postmortem



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6 Responses

  1. Avatar Bob Cheeks says:

    Get rid of Conan, Leno, Letterman…bring back Steve Allen reruns, none of ’em are as funny as that dude was…….smock! smock!Report

  2. Avatar sidereal says:

    Meh. I don’t think any postmortem can get any traction if it doesn’t rest primarily on the generational difference. Leno’s audience is older, disengaged people who find Conan over the top and offensive. Conan’s audience is younger people who find Leno derivative and boring as %#!@. Most of the blog commentariat and the active and energetic commentators on the topic are younger, engaged people, so it’ll skew Conan. Leno probably has a ton of supporters who don’t even know what a blog is, but watch enough TV to control the ratings.

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