Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Big fan of Conan, but to be honest he isn't one for the masses. He had found his niche at 1230 with the late night crazies watching. I don't know if he will ever be successful again, as compared to his 1230 show on NBC. He was a perfect fit.
But to some degree I have to think the whole late night show premise of mostly pimping celebrity interviews might be fading away. Stewart and Colbert have the right formula now.
I agree and I'm amazed that he's been able to parlay that niche into bidding wars for his services and ultimately big bucks. I have no problem with guys like Letterman and Leno who earn their money through ratings but I'm stumped that Conan got so much money from NBC and TBS for some ratings that they dreamed he'd get