Jay Leno

  1. U2 Helps Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Debut To 11.3 Million Viewers

    February 19, 2014 1:51 AM EST Jimmy Fallon's start as host of "The Tonight Show" is a ratings winner for NBC. Nielsen company figures released Tuesday show 11.3 million people tuned in to watch Fallon's New York debut on Monday night. Jimmy Fallon: The Bill ...

  2. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, More Support Oklahoma at Tornado Benefit Concert

    May 29, 2013 10:40 PM EDT "Everyday people are the ones who are making miracles / And it's beautiful," Reba McEntire sings on the chorus of "Everyday People," her 2007 duet with Carole King. On Wednesday night (May 29), as McEntire performed th ...

  3. The Conan Bump: Quantifying Late Night Talk Show Sales & Social Numbers

    March 18, 2013 3:41 PM EDT This article originally appeared in the March 23rd issue of Billboard Magazine -- subscribe right here ! On the heels of his ratings-topping appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Justin Timberlake chose to extend his run on the late-night T ...

  4. Read: Burger King's Apology to Mary J. Blige for 'Premature' Advertisement

    April 04, 2012 9:05 PM EDT Burger King is apologizing to Mary J. Blige and her fans for releasing an ad that garnered the singer serious fan backlash. Mary J. Blige Burger King Ad Pulled, Criticized The clip featured Blige soulfully singing about the fast-food chain's ...

  5. NBC's Late Night Fiasco Tops Associated Press 2010 Entertainment Stories Of The Year

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK - What began as a grand, highly promoted experiment in late-night, ended in a fiasco that made NBC a laughing stock and captivated the country. In January 2010, NBC sought to displace their newly crowned "Tonight Show" host, Con ...

  6. Conan O'Brien Returns To TV In Downsized Role

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Former "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien returned to television on Monday (Nov. 8), more than nine months after he lost his coveted network job, and poked fun at his downsized gig on a cable channel. His opening monologue, predictab ...

  7. Music Director Rickey Minor Leaves 'Idol' For 'Tonight'

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" bandleader and music director Rickey Minor is leaving the show after this season to become the music director on "The Tonight Show." Rickey Minor's on-air debut alongside Jay Leno will be June 7. Current &q ...

  8. Conan O'Brien Refuses Midnight 'Tonight Show' Slot

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien announced Tuesday afternoon that he will not accept NBC's offer to host the show starting at 12:05 a.m., firing another salvo in the intra-network warfare between him and Jay Leno. "So it ...

  9. Prince To Play Four Nights On Leno

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Prince will perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno three nights in a row, March 25-27, as he builds anticipation for the March 29 release of two new albums, "LOtUSFLOW3R" and "MPLSoUND." Prince will perform a fourth night on ...

  10. Jay Leno Takes His Act To Prime-Time TV

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Comedian Jay Leno will host a new prime-time television talk show five nights a week in 2009 on struggling network NBC after his planned retirement from his popular late-night program "The Tonight Show," NBC said on Tuesday. The new one- ...