The latest ratings have “The Tonight Show” winning the battle but not the war. Since he’s been back, the show’s ratings are down compared to the same dates from last year. They’ve slipped 13% in the targeted demo and 3% in overall viewers. The main concern is that Jay’s original audience has not returned and they also say he’s barely topped Conan O’Brien’s average. NBC is concerned and wants to avoid ending up having a “Tonight Show” that has the same ratings as Conan despite a better lead in a decade old audience.
In the 7 a.m. report, you heard that Kirsty Alley is coming back to t.v.!
Her new show “Kirsty Alley’s Big Life” on A&E. The major theme of the series will be, of course, her unique and comedic take on her weight loss and in regards to that she is blasting what she calls media bigotry. She has attacked “The Hollywood Reporter”, blogs, Roger Friedman, NBC’s ‘Today Show’ for saying there is a link between her organic weight loss system and scientology, of which she is a member. She says there is no affiliation with the church and is going to have her attorney’s call Friedman’s attorneys because she says he’s treading on thin libelous ice with her company.
And finally in the 8 a.m. ”Entertainment Report’, more Tiger news!
Just days after announcing his return to golf…a woman, named Joslyn James, who claims to be a former mistress of his has released some very racy texts messages she says were sent to her by Tiger. She claims the texts went on for three years while she and Tiger were having their affair. No comment yet from the Wood’s camp. Joslyn James claims she and Tiger were in love and that he broke her heart. Now on to the Jesse James and Sandra Bullock story. Jesse James has apologized to “Sandy and the kids for causing so much grief”. In a statement yesterday James told “People” that he “exhibited poor judgement”. Although he didn’t fully admit to the affair, he did admit there is only one person to blame: himself. He said the vast majority of the allegations reported are unsure and unfounded. But beyond that, he didn’t have any further public comment. The mistress, Michelle “Bombshell’ McGee was reportedly paid $30 thousand dollars for her tabloid reports.