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Who knows what will be going on with The Tonight Show and Late Night, but Conan's staying put right where he is. (insidetv.ew.com)



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Quick poll: who watches "Conan" and how regularly do you watch it?

It's on a half hour too early for me... I am devoted to catching the local news when it starts, so I haven't watched an episode in forever. I end up watching Dave after the news ends and staying through Craig. (Dave is really more something I sit through to get to Craig these days. I've a hunch we may start watching Jimmy when he moves up an hour when that time comes.)



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I'm not in a place where late nite TV is appointment viewing, so I DVR Conan and wait for bedtime.




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I DVR'd Conan religously for about the first six months of its run until I had to sadly admit that the show wasn't funny (especially the recurring bits, which were largely horrible), the guests were largely low-caliber, and Conan's constant flirting with female guests was kinda creepy. Since then, all I've seen was one Triumph bit at a Chicago hot dog stand, which was pretty funny.
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I watch Conan every day at 7am as I eat breakfast and get ready to leave the house. I watch no other late night shows and have no interest in any other shows.

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I used to watch regularly when I traveled in my old job, but don't watch much at all now that I'm home and try to catch the weather on local news. Still watch Letterman pretty regularly and DVR Fallon every night. I'm thinking I'll watch him a bit more this summer with no College Basketball to keep my tv on ESPN and the like but we'll see.

Very glad he's staying put. He deserves it and I'm glad TBS seems to be pleased with him and his performance as well.



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    Originally posted by KJames199
    I DVR'd Conan religously for about the first six months of its run until I had to sadly admit that the show wasn't funny (especially the recurring bits, which were largely horrible), the guests were largely low-caliber, and Conan's constant flirting with female guests was kinda creepy.
This is pretty much my story too, word-for-word.

I DVR Fallon every night and watch them the next day after work. I really enjoy his show and I havent missed an episode in months.

I DVR Letterman every night but I never get around to watching them and they almost always end up on my "Delete these shows when necessary to make room in my full DVR" list. It made me really sad to type that.

Leno sucks and I hate him. Occasionally, I'll find out that someone I like will be on his show and I'll DVR that episode to see them. When I watch the show back, I'm reminded why I hate Leno, and it's almost never worth even watching his show to see a guest I like.

I DVR'd a few Kimmel episodes a couple months a ago to see what all the fuss was about and I just couldnt get into him either. I think it's the fact that he doesnt seem to find his own material funny. Not that he was pissed off or anything, but he just never seemed to be having a good time, and I can't get into his show if he's not into it either.

I've never seen a Craig episode but I might DVR a couple to check him out.



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You could say Conan had fallen out of the zeitgeist, and that's true, but he'd actually fallen out of the zeitgeist by the time he took over The Tonight Show. With the exception how he lost The Tonight Show and the furor that followed, Conan's cache was hottest nearly a decade ago. A lot has changed and continues to change in late night. Fallon's emergence as the new It Guy for the young college crowd and under 35s took a lot of Conan's steam away, as did going to TBS and leaving network television. Plus Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have always competed, usually successfully, for Conan's demographic.

Conan's best where he is, on a network that has embraced his brand and lets him do what he wants to do. Conan's never been the guy who needs to be number one in late night (that's Leno's M.O.) His lackadaisical attitude towards ratings is one of the things that worried NBC when he hosted The Tonight Show. If you remember his statement when he quit The Tonight Show, Conan said he and his staff wanted to work for a network "that values their work". He found it in TBS.

As for whether or not Conan is funny or ever was funny, that's entirely subjective. I think his show is funny and has always been, but that stems from the fact that I just really, really like the guy and appreciate his style of comedy. I've said it before: Conan O'Brien is my Johnny Carson. That's my guy, I like him, I watch his show until he doesn't have a show anymore.

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.57
    Originally posted by CRZ
    Quick poll: who watches "Conan" and how regularly do you watch it?

    It's on a half hour too early for me... I am devoted to catching the local news when it starts, so I haven't watched an episode in forever. I end up watching Dave after the news ends and staying through Craig. (Dave is really more something I sit through to get to Craig these days. I've a hunch we may start watching Jimmy when he moves up an hour when that time comes.)


During the height of the Tonight Show fiasco and then shortly after the move to tbs, I watched a few episodes of Conan because I was very much on his side in the dispute, but it didn't last because I'm just not into those late night talk shows. The daily show is it for me. But that might be because Stewart's show is hilarious, Conan's show is terrible.

I never watched the dude at 1230, so I can't comment on the frequent claim that he used to be funny and then all of a sudden wasn't.

I like the guy, he seems great. His humor, not so much.

I'll say this for Conan though: Even not being funny, he's still way funnier than Jay Leno.

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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    but he just never seemed to be having a good time, and I can't get into his show if he's not into it either.



This is why I haven't watched Letterman in years.



    Originally posted by KJames199
    the guests were largely low-caliber




...and this is why I stopped watching Conan.





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    Originally posted by CRZ
    Quick poll: who watches "Conan" and how regularly do you watch it?




Never watch it. DVR Craig and watch it the next day. Usually catch the 1st 15 min of Dave or Jimmy - more Jimmy than Dave these days.



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Lately I just watch Coco if I'm not in a Daily Show/Colbert mood (or they're in reruns) or if he has a guest on I really want to see.
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.88
Never was a big fan of Conan, and I haven't watched him in years other than checking in for his premieres on the Tonight Show and on TBS. I don't watch a lot of late night in general, but I'll put on Craig when I'm up and not busy, I'll try to catch Headlines with Jay, and occasionally I'll check on what Dave's up to.
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I like Conan but I usually need to go to bed at 10 to be up in the morning, so I can't catch it live.

I do TiVo it as I love Conan's humour but, admittedly, I've only ever liked the first 20 minutes of any of the late shows and I'm not a huge fan of the interviews.

The fan created episode earlier this year was really fun, though.
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I DVR Fallon and watch it back the next day after work 3 or 4 times out of 5. I used to go 5-for-5 but I'm too back-logged on TV these days; the change has nothing to do with Jimmy himself.

I don't find Conan funny anymore, and this is coming from a guy who waited in line for Conan Late Night tickets for hours in the in cold in the wee hours of the morning. I don't know if it's him or if it's the guests, as alluded to earlier in this thread, but I'd like to also offer that NBC keeping most of his intellectual property really hurt. I think losing Max hurt a lot as well. The show is very different from what he used to do, and not in a good way.

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I still watch Conan from time to time, though I like Craig Ferguson more these days. Then again, I really haven't watch as much late night as I used to. To me, it's still a good show, just not what it used to be. I thought (and still do think) a big problem is the locale: Conan's just better suited for New York than LA, IMO. He really shouldn't had ever moved when he got the Tonight Show, it wasn't the same type of humor for him to pull from with the people and places there. It's ironic now that if Fallon takes over Leno that NBC will put the show back to NYC. If they had done that with Conan, the landscape of the late night talk shows might have been very different.













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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.63
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    I still watch Conan from time to time, though I like Craig Ferguson more these days. Then again, I really haven't watch as much late night as I used to. To me, it's still a good show, just not what it used to be. I thought (and still do think) a big problem is the locale: Conan's just better suited for New York than LA, IMO. He really shouldn't had ever moved when he got the Tonight Show, it wasn't the same type of humor for him to pull from with the people and places there. It's ironic now that if Fallon takes over Leno that NBC will put the show back to NYC. If they had done that with Conan, the landscape of the late night talk shows might have been very different.

You're right about the NYC thing - to an extent. It was a mistake with Conan, a mistake they've apparently learned from with the plan for transitioning Jimmy Fallon.

However, I think you've oversimplifying when you say that staying in NYC might have saved the Conan Tonight Show. That was never going to happen. You and I may love Conan, but let's face facts: we love him because he's weird and awkward and somewhat off-putting in a humorous way. That is not what mainstream America wants. They want funny but they also want loveable and nonthreatening. These are descriptors far more likely to be applied to Jimmy Fallon than Conan.

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The last full episode of Conan I saw was the crowdsourced one. I do occasionally watch clips of him on YouTube. The only late night talk show I record is Fallon as I watch the show the next day.

I enjoyed the Conan live tour documentary and still have his final Late Night & Tonight Show episodes somewhere.

If I feel the need to see the Daily Show or Colbert, I'd go to Comedy Central's website.



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I've gone from watching nightly to watching occasionally, but I am still watching. The show could certainly use some fresh bits (probably fresh writers), but I still enjoy his monologue and some of his guests.

But you know what I'm finding myself watching more often than not? Perry Mason reruns on MeTV, which in my market are on at 10:30pm. Leads nicely into Ferguson, with Dave's musical guest to spare.
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