“Conan” Ratings Drop For Episode Two, Still Strong With Young Viewers

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Ratings for “Conan” took a predictable drop Tuesday, providing a glimpse of a decline that will likely, on a macro level, continue as the new TBS late night show reduces to its core audience.

But despite turning away a third of its premiere audience to garner viewership of 2.8 million, the show still scored big, by late night standards, with young viewers. With 2.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.4 million adults 18-34 watching, Tuesday’s episode undoubtedly outshined competitors “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Show with David Letterman” with the younger audience.

The show’s metered market overnight rating was a 2.1, which should fall short of the “big three” (‘Leno,’ ‘Letterman’ and ‘Nightline’).

  • michael jerome

    Does the people who watch it the next day on teamcoco.com, or the ones who DVR it count? It’s the young crowd that matters, and we know how to DVR, and watch on the computer! The Nielsen ratings don’t mean SH*T in 2010!

  • Victoria S

    It’s true… The young crowd is more likely to end up watching it on the net.
    I streamed it online myself because im not in the country…