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Viewers Promise To Abandon Leno!

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Cruel irony at its best!

According to a recent poll, 69% of voters who said they used to watch Jay Leno WILL NOT be after the dramz that was pulled on Conan O'Brien!!


Enjoy the 15% of your viewers you have left you return to The Tonight Show on March 1st.

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64 comments to “Viewers Promise To Abandon Leno!”

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  3. 3

    Okay, I'm still confused as to why people are HATING on Jay. This is what gets me irritated. Jay had nothing to do with Conan's dismissal. Jay or not, Conan would have gotten the boot regardless due to lack of ratings. Would people be hating on whoever would have taken over his spot? Probably not. Jay is just the scapegoat. I can see if Jay was protesting to get rid of Conan to get his old seat back… but he wasnt. Please someone explain to me why Perez and others are hating on Jay. I get it… youre a Conan fan… but other than "Jay isnt funny" please explain. Thanks.

  4. 4

    Fuck off Jay.

  5. 5

    Dear please grab a calculator.
    It is 31%.

  6. 6

    Jay did not cause the drama; the idiots that run NBC did.

  7. 7

    oh please, who were they polling, 24 yr. old frat boys? well of course they won't watch Leno - they never did. blaming Leno for Conan's demise is absurd. he largely did it to himself - the rest were executive decisions.

  8. 8

    Jay did not cause the drama; the idiots that run NBC did. i, for one, won't abandon him!

  9. 9

    Perez you're next

  10. YUCK says – reply to this


    all this shit doesnt mean anything until his show comes back on the air and he kills it by revamping his show. nbc give me a fucking call I can tell you how to make it bigt and over the top and fucking wonderful and shut all these fucking haters up.

  11. 11

    that's just stupid. Conan's threats are what pushed good guy Jay OUT, even though his show was number one for 5+ years. he stepped aside and even lied on camera for the network and Conan (idiot). Conan sucked as host of the Tonight Show. Jay shouldn't go back, but he is, so…..he'll be fine.

  12. 12

    who did they poll - 24 yr. old frat boys? well of course they won't watch Leno, they never did. besides, this Leno bashing is ridiculous - Conan is largely to blame for his own failure and the rest was an executive decision.

    oh yeah, and for the record, if 69% said they won't watch Leno, that means 31% will. your math skills really say a lot for the Miami school system.

  13. 13

    yeah but only a small percentage of viewers do these polls so it is not an accurate statistic

    Jay will regain his popularity

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  15. 15

    GOOD! Screw Jay "the phony" Leno!!! What an asshole he is not giving another talent a shot like he had. Leno's ratings blew for the first year or so, so to say that Conan didn't prove himself in that amount of time is horseshit. Conan deserved a chance & Leno is a greedy, lying fuck that does not deserved to be watched by ANYONE!

  16. 16

    It's 31% not 15%.

  17. 17

    Leno is a selfish, not funny at all, overrated, snob with no talent!

  18. 18

    Re: ashloG1228 – math is not mario's strong point. Neither is english. history. etc. people say things, than do another.

  19. 19

    Leno owns late night NBC you idiots.. LENO made all the decisions regarding the late night line up.. WAKE UP!

    But… This ending was the bext thing that could've happened to Conan… He will rule the night in 6 months and NBC knows it.. That is why they are trying to lock him up doin g other things while Leno gets his viewers back. And since Conan isn't a selfish prick and actually cares about everyone.. He will let NBC have their late night with Leno. COnan will not be the end of the tonight show… unfortunately

  20. 20

    Don't they have math classes in Cuba? If 69% don't return, it means 31% will.

  21. Moron says – reply to this


    I hope the 31% left changes their mind too. i can't wait to see Conan again somewhere…

  22. 22

    Hey, quit picking on Leno, will ya dipshit? He never should have been railroaded out of the Tonight Show in the first place. And, he didn't force himself back in, if you know the facts. Conan never belonged as the host of that veteran show, and the ratings proved it. Did you take this poll yourself??

  23. 23

    Jay sure is a ratings grabber. The Jay Leno Show did wonders for NBC primetime. NBC and Jay deserve each other.

  24. 24

    By the way, to those of you saying Perez screwed up the math, it's obvious you can't read. If you can read, the article at TVguide.com explains why it is 15%. Idiots, figures you would like Jay. Dumb downed idiot humor.

  25. tasha says – reply to this


    Considering most of Leno's viewers DON'T vote in polls online I doubt he has anything to worry about. These would be Conan fans voting not Leno fans.

  26. 26

    WHATEVER!! Who participated in the poll?? All of Conan's family and friends?? They are the only ones who think he's funny. Jay Leno didn't do anything to Conan, NBC did. And if Perez had any idea how things are done in Hollywood, he would be somebody instead of some stupid hate blogger sitting in his living room in his pj's.

  27. 27

    I LOVE Jay Leno - can't wait to see him back on The Tonight Show!

    I'm SO happy Cocopuff is gone!!! Welcome back, Jay!

  28. 28

    Re: EvaDiva – Ummmm….. Looking forward to seeing Conan do the Tonight Show?? He did it for months sweetheart and it sucked. Don't comment on something that you don't know anything about

  29. 29

    Re: tasha – That's because Leno's fanbase are stuck in nursing homes with no access to computers.

  30. 30

    NBC is a failure network. If Jay was as talented as his old crone fans think he is, he wouldn't be stuck on NBC. Dead last in the ratings. Conan got the better deal. NBC is the Titanic of television.

  31. 31

    Seriously Perez? I realize it doesn't take a genius to do what you do…..but you cant subtract 69 from 100??? Even with your lame ass pandering to people with juvenile senses of humor, you should be able to figure out that he'd have 31% of his viewership. I hate Leno, but I hate people who don't show any semblance of intelligence even more. Perhaps smarter jokes from now on? (And dude, so what if John Mayer is in the closet. He's hardly being a douchebag about it.)

  32. 32

    Re: itsatrap – Learn to read an article. 69%+15%+12%+4% = 100

  33. 33

    WHO CARES? Late night talk is a dying genre anyway. They set this all up so sombody cares. Well maybe the over 60 set watches late night. That's it.

  34. 34

    Apparently Jay's fans abandoned him already since his failure ratings at 10pm led to his cancellation. :)

  35. 35

    perez didn't screw up the math.
    from the article:
    "Only 15 percent of votes cast were from people who said they will continue to watch Leno when he returns as host of The Tonight Show on March 1.

    Of the remaining votes, 12 percent said they never watched in the first place and 4 percent said they will remain open-minded about the show"

    Did people really think a grown man couldn't subtract 69 from 100?

  36. 36

    I used to watch him, but when this mess started up… nuh uh. I'll never watch The Tonight Show again

  37. 37

    Nice Denim Suit, Jay!

  38. 38

    69%+15%= 84%….???

  39. 39

    I think viewers lie…by the time the next scandal comes around they will forget Leno be talking about what happened at the Olympics and be watching Leno. Besides how many people deny watching The HIlls and do…..how else can you explain why its still on the air so whoever says they wont watch it is probably going to be hypocritical and watch it anyway.

  40. 40

    15 % ?
    A little problem with maths?
    (Can't read, can't write, can't count.)

  41. 41

    why the ffffcccckkk is this jay's fault???

  42. 42

    It's not Leno's fault that Conan lost his show

  43. 43

    It's not Leno, it NBC. Enough of these personal attacks.

  44. 44

    Re: EvaDiva – Okay "EvaDiva"…. what if Leno wasnt taking over Conan's spot? Who would u bitch about then?

  45. 45

    sweet justice!

  46. 46

    EVERYONE I KNOW WILL BE WATCHING THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO NO ONE TOOK THAT STUPID POLE! We love Conan too! And we'll be watching him when he comes back.

  47. 47

    Conan has no talent. The end.

  48. 48

    Some of you people are dumbasses. Do you honestly think that Jay was just silent in all of this? He went along with NBC's decision. He could have gone to another network if he wanted, but he basically waited around. Conan was getting his demo ratings without a problem, his viewers were around 2.5 million a night, it was Leno who screwed over the nightly news with his shitty lead in. Leno is a shameless corporate whore and he deserves the backlash. Seriously, learn to read before you throw your two cents on things.

  49. 49

    Re: Scorpioleidy


  50. 50

    That is 15% more than the shiteous Conan had so it's a win for NBC. Conan is the suckiest host ever and was lucky that he could use Leno to hide is own personal failure.

  51. 51

    Re: uranus

    Seriously, use your brain before you make another ignorant comment. How can you miss the obvious?

  52. 52

    gee !? is Conan ok with this ? Jay is such a liar & so unfunny. Jay's shitty prime time show ratings lost viewers for local news , hence fewer viewers for conan, When nbc approached jay about moving his lame ass show back to late night he claims he asked if conan was ok with it. When conan wasn't ok with it Jay continued to suck the cock @ nbc. so i hope they lose billion$ & viewers. they deserve it.

  53. 53

    I'm with them it's all about Letterman

  54. 54

    Good! he deserves it!

    I wouldn't ever watch his show again no matter who is his guest!

    NBC deserves this too.

  55. 55

    Someone's not a math major!

  56. 56

    Shame, shame, Jay!!! I'm with whatever Conan does! You've done him 'dirty' enough!!!

  57. 57

    I will still watch. I love Jay Leno and yeah, he was kind of an ass with the whole Conan thing, but the studio are the real ones to blame here.

  58. 58

    Studies have shown that 69% of voters lie.

  59. 59

    ppl that watch leno are morons
    do they even know how to vote?

  60. @v@ says – reply to this


    OH, we'll see. They said the same about Paula and now Idol is up with Ellen.
    Jay doesn't deserve any of this crap.

  61. 61

    what did leno do? Why can't I get a straight answer from anyone.

  62. 62

    Team COCO. Can't wait to hear that Leno tanks. I won't be watching Leno ever.

  63. 63

    Just shows how uninformed the public is - and how columns like this continue to fan the fires of a situation which was not Jay Leno's fault. NBC is solely at fault here - first, by going to Jay five years ago and telling him that in five years, they would be replacing him - then to realizing last Spring that Leno's ratings were killing Letterman's and trying to scramble for a plan to hold on to Jay —- then, to the NBC affililates who refused to carry Leno's show in primetime because of lost ad revenue — which then provided zero lead in for Conan. People need to remember: Conan, Leno, etc. - they are EMPLOYEES and not the decision makers. In this last debacle, both made choices based on offers from the NETWORK. Conan had a new deal on the table and refused to take it. That is NOT Leno's fault. When Conan quit, Leno was offered the full hour. Both Conan and Leno as employers look to take care of those working for them. Both did that. START BLAMING THE NETWORK!!!

  64. 64

    Good. Bye bye snake in the grass.