Top-rated late-night host Jay Leno may be in danger of losing his job. But his modestly rated former Tonight Show rival Conan O’Brien just got a renewal on TBS.
The cable network has renewed Conan through 2015, adding another year onto the show’s current deal (which originally expired in April of 2014).
Conan averages 906,000 viewers per episode. TBS points out the show averages a younger median age (38) than any late-night talk show. “When we invited Conan O’Brien to come to TBS, we knew he would bring with him a passionately loyal following of young adults,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS. “Conan and his colleagues at Team Coco have gone far beyond that by making Conan the top late-night brand in the digital arena. We are proud to extend our relationship with Conan as he continues to forge the future of late night. I just wish we didn’t decide to tell him on April Fools’ Day.”