Posted by Garry on December 11, 2008 at 07:26:38:
In Reply to: Jay Leno is staying at NBC, in prime-time posted by madcityradio.com on December 09, 2008 at 07:28:34:
NBC can't come up with enough good programs to fill three hours a night.
It's their own fault for not paying for pilots after the writer's strike & for canceling a few good shows that could have filled the time slot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, putting on Leno five nights a week saves NBC around $150 million a year in paying for dramas for those five hours a week. Leno currently makes around $25 million a year. If they pay him an additional $10-$15 million a year & the new show costs a million a week at the most to produce, over & above Leno's pay, the network & GE are ahead by nearly $100 million a year!
If it works or even comes close to working, GE will think that Zucker is a genius, pay him more money & let him keep running the network.
Proving that guys that make light bulbs, jet engines, locomotives & generators don't know a damned thing about the entertainment biz!
When it's all over, broadcast TV will have shrunk by 33% & ultimately the revenue stream will dry up as the viewers actually die off & aren't replaced by younger viewers.
: Jay Leno is staying at NBC, will be in prime-time
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