Conan O'Brien extended by TBS
Conan O’Brien’s late-night talkshow has been extended by TBS through April 2014, the network announced today. “We are proud to be in business with Conan O’Brien for the long run,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “Night after night, Conan and his team have put together terrific shows that draw a young and fiercely loyal audience. As if that weren’t enough, they have also built a dynamic online presence that keeps fans engaged like no other show in late night.”
Conan O’Brien added, “I am excited to continue my run with TBS because they have been fantastic partners. This means I’ll be taping episodes of Conan well into the Ron Paul presidency.”
In 2012, Conan has averaged 1.1 million viewers, with 407,000 adults 18-34 and 702,000 adults 18-49. In January, the show was up 27 percent in total viewers compared to October 2011, while adults 18-34 were up 18 percent and adults 18-49 up 21 percent. Conan trails The Daily Show (1.6 million viewers, 0.8 demo) in late-night cable, and is slightly ahead of The Colbert Report (1.1 million, 0.6).