TBS has announced that O’Brien’s late-night talk show Conan has been renewed through 2018.
President, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies Michael Wright attributes the network’s decision to O’Brien’s ability to bring the network a younger audience and a digital presense that draws fans to his brand:
Conan has not only brought an incredibly young audience to TBS but has also created a digital presence that draws millions of fans to his unique brand of comedy. In addition, Conan has taken his show on the road for memorable weeks in New York, Atlanta and last month in Dallas, and will be breaking new ground next year when Conan becomes the first late-night show to tape at Comic-Con.”
Conan premiered on the cable network back in November 2010 and is currently averaging 862,000 total viewers in the Live +7. In fact, according to TBS, Conan is reported to be drawing a larger audience in the adults 18-34 demo than The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Arsenio Hall Show, Chelsea Lately and Watch What Happens: Live
Conan airs Monday-Thursday at 11/10c on TBS.
Are you excited for more Conan?