If NBC thought that Team Coco had let all the bad blood float under the bridge, they were wrong!
Seems that Jay Leno isn't pulling the same kind of numbers as he once was on The Tonight Show. Sources report that his numbers ahve dipped well below Conan O'Brien's old take, losing 21 percent in his overall audience since Coco was booted.
Someone who is parituclry happy about that is Andy Richter, Conan's trusted right-hand man. In an new interview about his new gig with Conan on TBS, Andy admitted he was pleased to hear the news. He explained:
"I don't want to wish ill will on anybody, but I would be lying to you if I said it didn't feel a little bit fun to hear that — that there wasn't some kind of feeling of reward in that. I don't want to wish ill will on anybody, but I would be lying to you if I said it didn't feel a little bit fun to hear that — that there wasn't some kind of feeling of reward in that…It is kind of vindicating in a way. I think that one of the reasons we ended up leaving was because of their impatience with us. And I think that was a mistake on their part. So I had a hunch about that, and it is nice to have that hunch seemingly proven true."
Revenge can be sweet! Now, imagine the double-whammy it will be if Conan's new show gets high ratings than Leno's…and on cable no less!
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