Leno Ends Prime-Time Show

The Jay Leno Show ended on Tuesday evening without so much as a goodbye. An unsentimental Leno "joked" that "it seems like just yesterday I was telling NBC this was not going to work," adding "This show was supposed to be on for two years, but we got five months for good behavior." Leno's numbers, though large for a late-night audience, were piddling compared to other prime-time shows, and killed the ratings of affiliate news program that aired after The Jay Leno Show. Leno will return to late night after the Olympics. Leno's last prime time show featured Donald Trump, Ashton Kutcher, Gabourey Sidibe, and an interview with NBC sports anchor Bob Costas that ran long; Leno didn't even have time to say goodbye.