Is Jay Leno gravel for NBC to shovel into the potholes of its schedule? That seems to be the case.
On the heels of a repeat episode of The Jay Leno Show which scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating and bested an original telecast of ABC's Eastwick, Business Week has an interview with NBC president of primetime entertainment Angela Bromstad that gives some hints that Leno could be back at 10pm next fall as well.
Leno’s one-hour show takes up five hours of the weeknight schedule, allowing Bromstad to focus on the remaining 10 hours from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., she said.
“We have so many holes that we have to essentially rebuild the schedule,” Bromstad said. “Not having the additional five hours has certainly relieved some of the pressure.”