L.A. viewers have warmly welcomed Conan O’Brien to the West Coast.
This week’s episodes of “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” are originating from NBC’s Burbank Studios, the talk/comedy show’s first foray ever away from its Rockefeller Center home studio. And Tuesday’s first California-originated telecast (Monday’s seg was a repeat) surged to a 24 share, the highest average for any L.A. broadcast on any station that day, including primetime fare.
“Conan’s” 4.7 households rating in L.A. reps an 88% increase over the show’s Tuesday season average (2.5). Over all of Nielsen’s 46 metered markets, “Conan'” was up 18% (2.6 vs. 2.2). New York viewers appeared only slightly put off by the temporary switch to L.A., giving Tuesday’s “Conan” a 2.4 rating, down 8% from its Tuesday season average of a 2.6.
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