Dick Ebersol used to work on SNL and so did Conan - I think they were there at the same time, but now that Dick is in management, I think he felt the need to speak for the suits. I was really surprised and disappointed reading his quotes.
What if Conan took the 10 o'clock spot? Maybe NBC would see that it wasn't Conan's fault, but the abysmal lead-in from the 10:00 Jay debacle. After moving all those families for Conan's show, it's unconscionable that NBC would just let him swing in the wind. Shame on you, NBC!
I'm what you could probably call an old geezer, and I like Conan and Jimmy Fallon better than Jay. From the first week Jay took over and had no THEME SONG, I didn't like it. Can anybody sing Jay's theme song??? But Conan and Jimmy Fallon have great musical backup, which doubles the appeal to me.
Stray, I know exactly how they choose Nielsen families (they don't sign up), but I'm not allowed to write about it on an open forum. PM me