Do you predict conan will do great of do badly in rattings. honestly I predict bad rattings. Conan is on a network hardly anyone knows does tonight show type programs. for the most part he'll be invisble to the world while he's on the air. trying to get decent rattings is impossible when the majority doesn't see you because your on a awful network. awful in the sense it doesn't specialize in tonight show type programs. followed by the network's majority of the programs are re-runs. Conan also doesn't have any decent before live show or live news before conan goes on the air. at the very least david letterman was on a decent network that showed the live news before he went on. also the network shows live shows. also the network when david letterman first started CBS was a freebie channel that people didn't have to pay for thru a cable/satelite plan. arsenio hall's success was mostly likely due to UPN being a freebie channel. that the mojority didn't have to pay for thru cable/satelite. UPN also at the time & now shows new live shows that people like. and the live news. I really like conan O brian because he's a comic genious & isnt booring when telling jokes. that move to that network was a very bad move for conan. conan would have been great on that E! Network. or as larry kings replacement. as all the host on CN are kinda booring,lack luster & tired looking. My guess is NBC begged FOX not to hire conan because NBC didn't want another david letterman success story on CBS on there hands. with these billionaire networks they probably made a deal & got something on each side to keep conan off of Fox. I thought the UPN Network would have been a great spot for conan. because they had arsenio hall years ago on UPN. The rumor leaked to the internet/press. was that fox didn't want to get rid of it's highly rated programns that had high viewing. so conan didn't get hired. which souds like a bogus lie because Fox plays re-runs at that time period. Conan might be one to blame too. for FOX & UPN not hiring him. because conan made far too many insulting NBC jokes while NBC had him on the air. during that whole last 2+months of the tonight show fued wars between leno+conan+nbc. no one like to hire a hot headed loose canon. Conan didn't exactly lose his pants. he still got that 40+ million good bye check. which is more than anyone of us will get/see/spend/enjoy in a life time. personally If I got 40+million from NBC. I would have taken the money,retired & moved the family to a nice home on the islands. 40+million is more than enough to live off for a 44+year old guy like conan for the rest of his life. I mean how much does money does one need to be happy/satisfied? do some crave the attention of the media & spot light? I mean honestly why go thru the embarrasement of failing on TBS. If you don't have to.