Plans for CNBC in 2009

Plans for CNBC in 2009

CNBC will air The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien when it starts in June, but will not be showing Late Night With Jimmy Fallon or any of the other late-night talk shows.

In email correspondence from CNBC, they say “of all the late night talk shows, we will only be airing The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien in 2009”.

With regards to whether or not we will see Late Night With Conan O’Brien’s final show in February, CNBC tell us “there are no plans to show Conan’s final Late Night on CNBC”.

Late Night With Conan O’Brien stopped airing on CNBC recently, and the weekend shows are now double bills of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno from 8pm.

CNBC say the decision to make these schedule changes to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Late Night With Conan O’Brien is “to allow for other core business and news programming to be accommodated earlier in the day” but that they’ll “continue to review viewer interest in our entertainment programming strands and consider them if we make further programme line-up changes later in the year”.

5 thoughts on “Plans for CNBC in 2009

  1. Hey, I’ve also emailed CNBC asking for an explanation for several problems I have with their entertainment programming. I only got a blanket response. It’s good news that they’re showing Conan’s Tonight Show, as he is my favourite. However, I don’t suppose you know anything about why the current Tonight Show sometimes shows an episode that was recorded the day before and then often shows an episode that was recorded weeks ago (and is usually a repeat)? Also, I hate that they shorten the current Tonight Show, generally missing out the comedy sides (in Jay Leno’s case ‘Headlines’, and in Conan’s case remote footage). I hope they don’t shorten Conan’s Tonight Show to half an hour because his remotes are the best part of his show. I hope you can help me with this, it really baffles me. And, as I mentioned above, CNBC doesn’t seem to want to help me out.

    Ross

  2. Thanks for your comment. Yes, it’s good news CNBC are going to be airing The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien when it starts (it’s a shame they’re not showing Late Night With Jimmy Fallon though).

    It’s not known if it will keep the same CNBC timeslot as The Tonight Show With Jay Leno but I would imagine it would.

    With regards to the current Jay Leno incarnation of The Tonight Show on CNBC, they should definitely be airing it on a one-show delay from the US Monday-Friday (ie. Friday’s US show airs on Monday night on CNBC, Monday’s US show airs on Thursday night on CNBC, and so on) with the two shows from 8pm on Saturdays and two shows from 8pm on Sundays.

    The Monday-Friday CNBC airings are cut down to 30 minutes which is quite annoying as it’s obviously better having them show it in a full 45 minute timeslot so they don’t have to cut anything out of the broadcasts.

    Whenever NBC in the US are airing reruns instead of new shows, CNBC will sometimes have different reruns to what the US show on those days.

    Once we get nearer the time for Conan to take over The Tonight Show (nearer to June) I will try to get some more confirmation from CNBC regarding airtimes for The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien on CNBC.

  3. Thanks very much Paul. I’m a regular visitor to this excellent website, so I’ll no doubt get the latest updates about CNBC’s schedule here first!

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