TBS may be cutting back on Conan. According to The Wrap, the network has plans to shift the late night talk show to a weekly format.
Hosted by Conan O’Brien, the chat show has been on the air since 2010 and features celebrity interviews, sketches, and musical guests. Recently, the show has expanded its reach internationally, taping specials in South Korea, Cuba, and Berlin.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Turner CEO John Martin said a once-a-week format will help the show compete in the crowded late-night market. Per The Wrap, Conan does not fare well in the ratings when compared to late-night juggernauts like The Tonight Show or even other cable programs like The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. During the last quarter of 2016, Conan “averaged 638,000 total viewers in Nielsen’s Live + 3 Day numbers” compared to The Daily Show‘s 1.3 million per episode.
Neither TBS nor Conan producer Conaco have confirmed the format change.
What do you think? Do you watch Conan? Do you think the show should air only once a week?
I used to never miss his show, then most of his monolog and skits were devoted to bashing Trump, i finally just had to stop watching because of this.
To be honest, i like conan. With the type of devastating incidents that’s taking place nowadays the world needs humor. Yes, there’s other tv late night shows but it just seems that most of them phone it in and try way too hard to capture the audience’s attention. Programs like Conan, John Oliver, and daily show are few in to comparison of the other programs. I will still watch the show whenever it will air.
Conan has absolutely no talent. He and his guests are subpar, and his shows come across as stupid. His type of comedy is for tweens and teens. Not adult. He also comes across as a pompous a–!
What’s adult comedy as opposed to tweens and teens comedy?
I like watching Conan weeknights. I would still watch if only one day a week. The show is funny and has enough good material to do weeknights. The camera man sikts are always good and Andy is the best
Conan antics in the beginning of his show only lasts 1 minute, he is an excellent host and would be a bad move by TBS. His ratings reflect being on a cable station as opposed to a national channel like CBS, ABC and NBC.
Conan just doesn’t have the comedic chops. He’s a good writer, but his delivery and his guests are subpar. There’s a reason NBC desperately replaced him with Leno.
Word of advice Conan: Keep your politics to an absolute minimum, and keep your jabs even between right and left
I cannot watch the show just because of the stupid marionette thing he does at the beginning of his show. It looks like he is pulling his nipples or something – just gross
Bad news for Conan. This show might be on its way out.