Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Tonight Show lays off 20 staff, Leno takes a pay cut

I don't think NBC could have actually thought that Jay Leno would come back as big as he was before he handed over the reigns to Conan (and then subsequently stole them back)...did they?

Since Jay returned to the Tonight Show the ratings have been gradually declining, especially in the golden demo (18-35). It definitely has something to do with the way things went down when he came back, but it probably also has something to do with the fact that Leno is not that great. No offence Jay, but you are not as funny as you think (actually, totally take offense to that - it's offensive and I mean it).

The news came out today that the Tonight Show had laid off 20 of its staff and Jay, who was making upwards of $30 million a year on the show, also took a pay cut. Things are not looking good over at funny time on NBC.

No word yet on how much Jay's pay cut is or who the 20 staff were that got the boot.

Well Jay, it looks like you have finally met the karma boomerang...we're pretty good friends and when she whacks you in the box, it kind of hurts.


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