Blind Item (26/06/2015)
I’m hearing worries about the future of this B-list host and his incarnation of that long-running show. “His ratings are identical to the previous guy and the previous guy had been here for several years. What will the ratings look like in a year?” They’re using the example of Jay Leno and the Tonight Show as an example of optimistic success, but others at the network are much more pessimistic. “This guy’s okay, but [name removed] was in a league of his own.”
Who is our host?
Example of Jay Leno & the Tonight Show: Jay Leno initially took over the Tonight Show and received a lukewarm reception with viewers and critics, but after an interview with Hugh Grant – Leno took over all his competition in the ratings and the Tonight Show became the biggest late night show again.