George Lopez used to have almost a million people watch his show on TBS every night. Then Conan came along and George was moved back an hour and he now averages a little under 400,000 people watching per episode. Funny enough that is the number of hookers he hopes to have sex with in the rest of his life. It is also the approximate number of times his ex-wife swears at him daily because she gave him her kidney while he was having sex with hookers.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The staffers at Conan are now wondering if they are next. What started out as a bunch of people watching Conan has now turned into less than used to watch George Lopez in the same time slot. Conan started with 2 million people and is down to a little less than 800,000 people per episode. Not a good sign. TBS probably figures they could throw some reruns of Raymond up on the screen and get half those numbers at about 5% of the cost. Conan needs to do something or get some big guest which can turn things around.
Jay Leno used to always lose to Dave, and then one night he happened to have Hugh Grant scheduled the night after he had been arrested for soliciting a hooker. Jay's numbers were mind boggling and he never lost to Letterman after that night. One guest at the right time or maybe he could shave his head. That could do it too.