Topic: Johnny Carson

David Letterman Announces His Retirement During Late Show Taping

Host will step down when contract expires in late 2015

Wake the kids and phone the neighbors, because David Letterman is hanging it up after his contract expires at the end of next year. The 33-year late night veteran and host…

Strong Sampling for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Debut

Post-Olympics opener ties Conan, but trails Jay

While the overnights for Jimmy Fallon’s first night at the helm of The Tonight Show were promising, it would be premature to crown the antic talk show host the King…

NBC Snows Over Rivals in First Night of Winter Olympics

20 million viewers tune in for bonus Sochi coverage

NBC on Thursday iced the competition with its first night of Winter Olympics coverage from Sochi, averaging 20 million viewers, an 11.3 household rating and a 6.0 among adults 18-49. Because…

It’s Official: Fallon Will Succeed Leno as Tonight Show Host

Longtime NBC host will step down next spring

After weeks of poorly contained leaks and a public airing of grievances, NBC on Wednesday made it official, confirming that Jimmy Fallon will succeed Jay Leno as the host of…

Letterman, Ferguson Renew CBS Deals

Extensions will keep late-night lineup intact through 2014

Although he was passed over to replace his friend and mentor Johnny Carson in the Tonight Show chair, David Letterman will have the last laugh. The Late Show host has…