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Leno Says He'd Return to 11:35 If Asked

Jay Leno

Jay Leno likened himself to a boxer who can take body blows and go the distance in an interview with Broadcasting & Cable, counterpunching criticisms about his ratings and his stranglehold on NBC's 10 o'clock slot on weeknights. He also said he would return to 11:35 p.m. — if asked.

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Female Writer Recalls Hostile Workplace at Late Night; Calls for More Diversity

David Letterman

One of the few women to write for Late Night with David Letterman recalls a hostile, sexually charged workplace when she worked for the show in the late '80s.

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Michelle Obama Shows Her Brady Bunch Love on Leno

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama sure knows her Brady Bunch trivia.

Obama named all six Brady Bunch children — as well as Cousin Oliver — in under ten seconds when she appeared on The Jay Leno Show... read more

Ratings: Sons of Anarchy Rides High — And Over the Networks

Sons of Anarchy, The Jay Leno Show

Sons of Anarchy isn't taking its hand off the throttle.

The FX biker drama has been averaging around 4 million viewers all season, but Tuesday's episode — which pulled in 3.7 million viewers to handily win the night among cable channels — was competitive with the major networks in the adults 18-49 demographic. More significantly, Sons' 2.2 rating outperformed both The Jay Leno Show (1.8) and ABC's The Forgotten (2.0) in the demo.

NBC stands behind Leno's numbers. "The Jay Leno Show continues to top our expectations," a network spokesman told TVGuide.com. "And, as always, we are looking at this on a 52-week basis."

Calls to ABC for comment were not immediately returned.

Sons
creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter wrote in his blog that networks have opened themselves up to being beaten by cable by producing the same shows over and over... read more

Michelle Obama Appearing on Jay Leno Show

Michelle Obama, The Tonight Show

Michelle Obama will appear on The Jay Leno Show Friday, NBC announced.

Set to appear via satellite, the first lady will participate ...
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Ratings: Did Heroes' Girl-on-Girl Kiss Boost Its Numbers?

Hayden Panettiere and Madeline Zima

Hayden Panettiere and Madeline Zima's same-sex lip-lock might have titillated fanboys, but the buzzed-about kiss did not draw in many new Heroes viewers.

Read our recap of the Heroes kiss

The NBC superhero drama pulled in... read more

Dollhouse and Smallville Ratings Surge Thanks to DVR

Dollhouse

It's not all bad news for Dollhouse: The Joss Whedon sci-fi drama is among the shows that are most-watched on DVRs.

Dollhouse and Smallville tied for the largest gain in viewers, with each obtaining 50 percent more viewers in the seven days following their initial airings.

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Both shows also saw a jump in their ratings this past Friday. Dollhouse pulled in... read more

Letterman's Late Night Rivals Take Hits at Extortion Scandal

Jay Leno, David Letterman

David Letterman has spent years ridiculing the sordid details of celebrities' personal lives, but the tables were turned Friday as other late-night hosts seized on his admission that he had sex with employees.

Letterman's longtime rival, Jay Leno, was the first to take a swing at Letterman, who said Thursday... read more

Lady Gaga to Tour Without Kanye West

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is going on tour — without Kanye West, according to Billboard.

Gaga broke the news Thursday evening just hours after Gaga and West's Fame Kills Tour was canceled. "Kanye's going to... read more

Chris Rock on Roman Polanski: "It's Rape!"

Chris Rock

Chris Rock says he doesn't understand why fellow filmmakers are coming to the defense of Roman Polanski, saying of the charges against him, "It's rape."

"People are defending Roman Polanski because he made some good movies? Are you kidding me?" Rock said on Thursday's Jay Leno Show. "He made good movies 30 years ago, Jay! Even Johnnie Cochran didn't ...
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