Viewers Prefer Watching Boring News Program to the Tonight Show


Conan O'Brien's ratings struggles against David Letterman have been very well documented, but new Nielsen data suggests there's even more cause for concern at the Peacock. ABC's venerable yet boring Nightline program has now outdrawn the Tonight Show in total viewers for seven consecutive weeks, a streak that hasn't been matched since 1995. September 14 cannot come soon enough for Jeff Gaspin and company. [Futon Critic]