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NBCU’s Steve Burke Declares Victory Asks to be judged on 18-49 performance, suggests better measurement

“We don’t want you to think that we were trying to hide or conceal anything but we didn’t want to talk about what we were doing. [We wanted] instead [to]…

April 7, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

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…

April 3, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

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…

February 18, 2014, 1:38 PM EST

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…

February 7, 2014, 1:14 PM EST

Letterman Re-ups With CBS Late Show host signs on through 2015

Jay Leno may be riding into the sunset in a denim tuxedo, but his longtime late night rival David Letterman is staying put, extending his contract with CBS for another…

October 4, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

It’s Official: Seth Meyers Named Late Night Host NBC taps SNL head writer to replace Tonight Show-bound Jimmy Fallon

NBC on Sunday locked in the final piece of its late-night schedule, naming Seth Meyers the host of Late Night. The Saturday Night Live head writer and “Weekend Update” mainstay…

May 12, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

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…

April 3, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

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…

April 3, 2012, 2:26 PM EDT

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