When news came in about Jay Leno's departure from the Tonight Show, the biggest worry to face NBC was if replacement Conan O'Brien could keep Leno's numbers.
Well, he can't.
Tough luck, O'Brien!
For the first time in 8 months, David Letterman's Late Show beat Tonight in the overnight ratings this week.
What was once a huge gap between the programs is now beginning to narrow.
But is NBC worried? Nah!
They are placing the blame on the youngster viewers who haven't been included in the ratings. NBC co-chair Marc Graboff conceded that when the 18-49 figures become available this week, it will prove Conan is holding his own against veteran Letterman.
Only time will tell if Conan can't keep the Tonight Show alive. Of course, if Jay Leno's gig falls through, he can always come back!