“It has, however, presented some issues for our affiliates. Both Jay and the show are committed to working closely with them to find ways to improve the performance.”
How hard was it really to see that moving Leno before affiliate news and late night programming was going to hurt the network? Sad to say but people have been falling asleep to Leno for decades. A move back to 11:30pm might not work now that people are getting an extra hour of sleep… 😉
Seriously, pretty shortsighted or naive or….