Conan O’Brien scooped his highest-ever ratings in his Tonight Show swansong.
The NBC talkshow wars made O’Brien’s last show in the late-night spot a hot draw. Some 10.3 million viewers tuned in last Friday, according to reports.
The audience was his biggest since he moved into the Tonight Show previously occupied by Jay Leno, on June 1. In his first broadcast, O’Brien drew 9.2 million.
But the network’s decision to return Leno to his age-old spot and push O’Brien back along with the ensuing opposition from O’Brien and competition from former NBC king David Letterman over on CBS gave late-night TV a whole new edge.
The Tonight Show for the week averaged 5.3 million viewers over 3.9 million on Letterman’s Late Show.
Letterman’s season average, however, puts him ahead at 4...Read More