We previously reported the Leno and Conan schedules being back to normal from next week, but this is not the case. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Late Night With Conan O’Brien schedules will be changing on CNBC Europe from next week to make way for further business programming on the channel. In an email from Mr Mawditt at CNBC Europe to us, he explains “From next week, there will be some permanent changes to our late-night entertainment coverage; the changes reaffirm our primary positioning as a business news channel. We do realise that there is viewer support for our coverage of The Tonight Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and we have retained elements within our schedule as we strive to improve our business programming across our key evening prime time”.
The schedule changes will come into effect from Monday – The Tonight Show With Jay Leno will air at 11pm UK time Monday to Friday, and at 8pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno will be shown in a cut-down format – down to 30 minutes, instead of the full 45 minutes – on weeknights, but the standard 45 minute version will still air on Saturdays and Sundays. Late Night With Conan O’Brien will only be shown at 8.45pm UK time on Saturday and Sunday (the full 45 minute version), and will no longer be shown on CNBC Europe on weeknights. Regarding The Tonight Show, Mr Mawditt of CNBC Europe says “The essence of the show, including Jay’s stand-up and the main guests will be preserved. This will be a different format from that shown in the last two weeks and is based on research conducted into your preferences for the show last year”.
To view guest listings for US showings, please go to www.lateshowuk.com/guest-listings and click on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno or Late Night With Conan O’Brien. To view the schedule changes for CNBC Europe, please go to www.cnbceurope.com.
This message was updated on the 4th April.