Personally, I’m surprised The Prime Time Leno Experiment failed.
My assumption was that an hour of Leno was so much cheaper to produce than an hour of anything else, the total profit would be higher even if nobody watched it. I didn’t factor in a station revolt.
The Leno Fail is good for everyone working in TV. It’s a reminder that you can’t just roll out anything and expect people to watch, and there is still demand for the scripted series- which means many more people will have work compared to a talk show.
I hear the laptops clacking away.