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Fascinating Fact 7342

11th May 2009

THE TONIGHT SHOW host JAY LENO cheered up unemployed workers in Ohio by performing a free concert to 4,000 people as part of his Comedy Stimulus tour. The funnyman has already played a set in...

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Moonves To Advertisers Prepare To Pay More

8th May 2009

CBS, which was the only network to increase its ratings among young adults during the 2008-2009 season, plans to increase its rates to advertisers for next season, the network's president and CEO said Thursday. During...

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Leno Against Crime

5th May 2009

Not only did Jay Leno acknowledge that he'll be up against killer shows when he debuts with his nightly variety hour in the fall, but he predicted that people, weary of all the murders in...

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Leno Was Hospitalised For Exhaustion

2nd May 2009

U.S. talk show host JAY LENO has blamed his recent hospitalisation on his hectic schedule - he was suffering from "exhaustion". The comedian sought medical attention last week (23Apr09) and cancelled the taping of his show...

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Station Group Sues Nielsen

1st May 2009

Sunbeam Television, whose owner, Ed Ansin, drew much attention when he announced his decision to replace the upcoming Jay Leno nightly variety show with local news -- and later reversed the decision -- has filed...

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Redstone Predicts Csi Will Sink Leno

30th April 2009

Sumner Redstone, the chairman of both Viacom and CBS, appeared to have lost none of his feistiness when he appeared on CNN's Larry King Live Wednesday night. Asked about NBC's decision to air a nightly...

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Jay Better; Nbc Execs' Hearts Still Palpitating

28th April 2009

Jay Leno returned to NBC's Tonight show Monday without a hint about the illness that caused him to cancel a show last week. He said that he came down with a fever after driving to...

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Leno Returns To Show

28th April 2009

JAY LENO returned to his U.S. talk show on Monday night (27Apr09) following a brief hospital stay - and joked that his leave of absence was down to the swine flu outbreak. The comedian sought medical...

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Leno Released From Hospital

25th April 2009

American comedian Jay Leno has been released from hospital after admitting himself earlier this week because of a mystery illness.The NBC chat-show host cancelled the taping of his shows on Thursday and Friday - the...

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Leno Released From Hospital

25th April 2009

U.S. talk show host JAY LENO is back at home, 24 hours after he was hospitalised suffering from suspected dehydration. The comedian cancelled a taping of the Tonight Show on Thursday (23Apr09) and a scheduled interview...

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Leno Hospitalized

24th April 2009

Jay Leno, whose workaholic constitution has been the theme of numerous profiles about him, canceled the taping of the Tonight show Thursday and checked himself into a hospital for observation, his spokesman, Dick Guttman, said...

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Leno In Hospital

24th April 2009

Late-night U.S. chat show host JAY LENO cancelled his Tonight Show on Thursday (23Apr09) after checking into a Los Angeles hospital. The revered TV presenter was supposed to chat with actor Ryan Reynolds on his show,...

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Leno Represents Opportunity For Rivals, Abc Exec Says

22nd April 2009

NBC's decision to air a five-night-a-week Jay Leno variety hour at 10 00 p.m. will give rival networks a chance to make important gains in that hour, ABC affiliates board chairman Darrell Brown has predicted...

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Networks Give Up Viewers For Lent

15th April 2009

Adding to the networks' current woes, the number of viewers for their current fare dropped again last week amid numerous reruns and failing new series. Even Fox's American Idol , which continues to pull in...

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Leno Stages Free Show In Detroit

8th April 2009

Bringing to mind Bob Hope's free USO performances during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, Jay Leno staged a free show in embattled Detroit (suburban Auburn Hills) Tuesday and scheduled another for tonight (Wednesday) for...

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Leno Says Boston Dispute Will "Work Out"

7th April 2009

Jay Leno came to Salem, MA Monday, a town in the shadow of Boston, where the station manager of WHDH-TV, the Boston NBC affiliate, has said he will not run Leno's 10 00 p.m. nightly...

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Boston Station May Air Leno After All

6th April 2009

WHDH-TV, NBC's Boston affiliate that had indicated that it intended to dump Jay Leno's upcoming nightly variety show and run local news instead, may be having second thoughts after the network threatened to yank the...

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Nightline In Position To Become No. 1

3rd April 2009

Less than a year after many people in the industry were predicting that ABC's Nightline would be replaced by a new late-night variety show hosted by Jay Leno, the newscast has topped CBS's Late Show...

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Diesel Fights Off Marriage Grilling

31st March 2009

Hollywood hardman VIN DIESEL was left squirming on U.S. TV on Monday (30Mar09) night as talk show host JAY LENO grilled him on his marriage plans. Diesel has been dating Paloma Jimenez for seven years, and...

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Obama Boosts Leno

23rd March 2009

President Obama's appearance on NBC's Tonight show with Jay Leno Thursday produced the show's highest ratings in years. NBC and Nielsen Research said that the 11.2 rating and 26 share was the best score that...

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Prez Scores Low With Lame Remark On Leno

20th March 2009

President Obama, who has been faulted for having a teleprompter erected in front of him at virtually every public appearance, may wish he had had one operating during his interview with Jay Leno on Thursday...

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Fascinating Fact 7017

19th March 2009

JAY LENO will make history on Thursday night (19Mar09) when he becomes the first U.S. chat show host to interview a president in office. BARACK OBAMA will make an appearance on Leno's The Tonight Show...

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Abc's Nightline Beats Letterman, Challenges Leno

6th March 2009

Aided by the fact that both NBC's Tonight show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman were both in reruns most of the week and that a top-rated three-hour season finale of The...

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Leno Testifies At Wga Discipline Hearing

26th February 2009

Jay Leno was called on the carpet by the Writers Guild of America West Wednesday as he union looked into claims that Leno violated strike rules last year by writing his nightly monologue, Daily Variety...

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Will A Sag-amptp Deal Fly With Unionists?

11th February 2009

For the first time since last November, the Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers will meet again on February 17 and 18 in hopes of reaching a new labor...

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Fox's Reilly Praises Nbc For Leno Move

14th January 2009

Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly, who was fired from a similar post at NBC two years ago, has saluted his former employer for its decision to move Jay Leno into the 10 00 p.m. hour...

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Nbc Affiliates Worry About Leno Move

16th December 2008

NBC has sent to its affiliates details of the research it conducted prior to turning over the 10 00 p.m. hour to Jay Leno beginning next fall, the website TVNewser reported on Monday. It told...

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Rivals Happy About Leno's Move

11th December 2008

Some of NBC's rivals expressed confidence Wednesday that NBC's decision to devote its 10 00 p.m. hour to Jay Leno will benefit them. Turner Broadcasting's chief researcher Jack Wakshlag predicted that Jay Leno will not...

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Networks Likely To Slash Production Costs

10th December 2008

Some advertising executives have suggested that NBC's decision to fill its 10 00 p.m. time slot with a talk show hosted by Jay Leno could be a harbinger of similar moves by TV networks to...

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Leno To Play Defensive End For Nbc

10th December 2008

NBC executives acknowledged Tuesday that a principal reason for turning over the 10 00 p.m. M-F time period to Jay Leno was to preclude the possibility of his jumping to ABC with a competing late-night...

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