Letterman overtakes Conan

Letterman overtakes Conan

Oops, I spoke too soon. In my column today, I mention that the ratings for Conan O on Tonight Show have declined since the big numbers he posted on opening night. But I also said that NBC has to be happy because Conan is still beating David Letterman.

At the time I wrote it that was true. But since press time, Letterman, in deed, has overtaken the new kid on the block. On Tuesday,
Letterman overtakes Conan
Letterman garnered a 3.4 rating compared to Conan 2.9. Even more alarming for Conan: His debut on Tonight Show drew a 7.1. That what you call a major free fall.

Totally agree that Conan is very disappointing. Maybe that humor was funny in New York or later at night, but it doesn work in LA. And why is everything directed around Conan? Jay found the humor in daily life, but Conan has to be the center of attention of every joke, creating this pitiful, loser character, like driving his old clunker around LA.

And I am getting tired of the constant plugs for Universal Studios. He missed an interesting bit taking us into the Foley Stage where additional sound effects are created to enhance scenes. Instead of showing us how this is done (and some of the funnier parts of this job),
Letterman overtakes Conan
Conan took over the whole thing doing the sounds himself and showing his ignorance along the way. I felt embarrassed for the man Conan was mocking and turned the set off.