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VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Claims He was Sucker-Punched by Leno


You really didn’t think Jimmy Kimmel would let Jay Leno have the last word, did ya?

During yesterday’s sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, former/new Tonight Show host Jay Leno addressed a number of topics including the zinger he made about David Letterman, the phone call he hasn’t made to Conan O’Brien and the huge paychecks from NBC he doesn’t even need to cash. He also talked about being embarrassed by Jimmy Kimmel on his own show.

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Tuesday Ratings: NCIS Closing in on Idol

Has the mighty started to fall? Or is NCIS just getting better with age? Despite dominating in both the viewers and the demos last night, American Idol saw one of its tightest battles in a long time. The CBS drama - with its 20.1 million viewers -  got as close the reality show as it ever had before.

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  • (24.1 million, 9.0/24 in 18-49) was down 2 million.
  • (4.1/11) brought in 20.1 million.
  • (9.7 million, 3.8/10) lost 200,000.
  • (3.3 million, 1.2/3) remained steady.
  • (2.5 million, 10.2) shrunk by 700,000.
  • * (960,000, 0.4/1) added on 160,000.

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Monday Ratings: Castle is on a High

Do fans need to help “save” Castle anymore? Last night, the ABC program - which faced a CBS repeat - earned series-high numbers. Could this be a one-time thing? Or will the trend continue? The mystery deepens…

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Jay Leno to Sit Down with Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey and Jay Leno

Now that Conan O’Brien’s left NBC, it’s ‘s time to warm up the audience.

Later this week, the old/new Tonight Show host will do his first one-on-one interview since Conan’s finale last Friday. , who is a close friend with Jay, flew to Los Angeles to pre-tape the chat.

Although Winfrey’s people have also extended an invitation to O’Brien, it’s not known whether he’ll eventually do his own daytime sit-down.

Leno’s interview is scheduled to air on Thursday.

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Thursday Ratings: Bones Bests CSI, Deep End Sinks

Last night’s programming ended with interesting results. Despite non-stop promotions, ABC’s freshman series The Deep End struggled to find an audience with the 18-49s during its hour. Meanwhile, CBS had some good and bad news. On the plus side, repeats of The Big Bang Theory did better than original comedies on NBC. On the negative side, Bones actually beat CSI in the demos.

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Jimmy Kimmel Turns Late-Night Battle into Ken Burns-esque Story

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Talk Shows, ABC, NBC, Video,


This could be an interesting programming alternative once Conan O’Brien finally goes off the air.

On last night’s , the ABC host compared the battle over at NBC to a Ken Burns documentary series.

Not seeing the similarities? Then watch this clip from “The Late Night War.”

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Wednesday Ratings: Modern Family Remains Strong Against Target

Despite a huge lead-in, Human Target looked vulnerable against non-repeats. The show’s second outing pulled in over 10 million viewers, but placed third in its hour with the demos.

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Conan O’Brien Receives Over $30 Million to Leave

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Days of haggling have resulted - finally! - with an agreement between Conan O’Brien’s lawyers and NBC.

Although different numbers have been thrown out by the media, it looks like The Tonight Show‘s current host will leave the network with approximately $32 million. That figure does not include a reported $7.5 million severance package to be divided amongst his 200+ staffers and a $4.5 million payout to executive producer Jeff Ross. (It’s unclear how much Andy Richter or Max Weinberg will be compensated.)

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Tuesday Ratings: Human Target Tops All Repeats

There’s a few things that can safely be said when it comes to ratings. One: Anything you place against American Idol - especially if it’s a repeat (and there were a lot of those last night) - will lose. Two: Anything you place after the FOX hit will garner a lot of interest. (Case in point: Human Target.)

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  • (26.1 million 9.9/27 in 18-49) was down 3.8 million from last week.
  • * (2.6/7) checked in 14.1 million.
  • (9.9 million, 4.1/11) piled on 1.8 million more.
  • * (2.7 million, 0.8/2) did about the same.
  • * (0.6/2) scraped up 2 milion.
  • * (800,000, 0.3/1) was up slightly.

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Monday Ratings: Another Painful Outing for Heroes

If NBC doesn’t cancel Heroes after the end of this season, it would be the worst decision that network has made since….well, you know. Although some have claimed the show will return next year, the phrase “hit a series low” is constantly used when referencing the program. (Last night was no exception.) Yesterday’s episode even drew less viewers than The Jay Leno Show.

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