Jay Leno is staying!! Yes – he is not leaving NBC. Instead he is going to be on NBC at 10PM, 5 nights a week. He is going to be in the ER prime time slot.
This is revolutionary. Hour long dramas are expensive, costing as much as $3 million to produce. With cable, the internet and the battered economy – advertising revenue is just not there.
Jay is estimated to be making $30 million per year.
How does this affect Conan O’Brien – who is set to replace Jay Leno in the 11:30PM time slot?? Conan is going to have to figure out he can differentiate himself but should be breathing a sigh of relief since he won’t be competing against Jay Leno. He’ll just be following him.
What do you think of Jay Leno at 10 o’clock?? I will actually be awake to see it.