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Howard Stern

CRUSHES Jay Leno ...

on Letterman

2/4/2011 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Howard Stern has decided he's finally "ready" to weigh in on the late night wars -- and last night, The King of All Media went on "Letterman" to SHRED Jay Leno ... saying he's "horrible" and has "no talent."
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136.

Mike    

Should Stern ever get *accidentally* run over by a car, hopefully it will be one of Leno's.

1322 days ago
137.

nusox n draws    

howard enjoys smegma sandwiches made from only romanian midgets

1322 days ago
138.

debschira     

HEY I CAN SAY "I KNEW HOWARD WHEN" AND HE WAS A PERVERT THEN AND HAS ONLY GOTTEN WORSE OVER THE YEARS. HE'S COME A LONG WAY FROM BEING A LATE NIGHT DJ, BUT THE WAY HE GOT HERE IS PERVERTED, GROSS, AND ANY OTHER WORD THAT DESCRIBES A VERBAL RAPIST OF WOMEN. HE MADE ME SICK THEN AND STILL MAKES ME SICK, I WILL NEVER, EVER FORGET THE ENCOUNTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DON'T CARE FOR LENO MUCH, BUT HOWARDS VERBAL ASSAULT ON JAY IS LIKE THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE "BLACK"

1322 days ago
139.

Mary    

If you listen to Stern you know he is HILARIOUS if you don't listen to him you have no room to talk. Listen to Sirius and proceed to crack up!

1322 days ago
140.

bon    

Leno has higher ratings because there are more idiots out there than ppl with intelligence. Reading these pro Leno comments proves that. Saying Stern is irrelevant. Too funny. The greatest radio announcer in history. The most honest man in the media. He tells the truth, he says what people are really thinking.

Listen to him on Sirius and you'll understand.
Leno used funny when he did stand-up. I think he may still do it when he has time off. But As a talk show host--he is terrible. So Awkward. Great guests, but he doesn't know how to interact. As long as the dumb watch, he'll get the ratings.

1322 days ago
141.

toto    

Howard is a loser and Letterman treats his guests like crap. Neither is funny. Jay at least has class and people like him, that and he doesn't go screwing interns like Letterman. Howard and Letterman are a pair of bitter old pervs who can't stand other's success.

1322 days ago
142.

Rachel Rothechild    

Is he Sirius? I could not resist. Anyway to my point.
Howard has since crossed over; they often wear all black. He actually still adores his ex-wife that is why he divorced her. The point is the only one that has exposed who the people are in their industry. Watch his movie. The scence where he goes backstage after fart man.
The point is he is honest. I think Jay Leno is intelligent as he is not funny if not for some decent writers.

1322 days ago
143.

Craig    

TV By the nubers website Jan. 24 Reed them and weep, Oh by the way Jay also beat Dave last night RIP Dave.
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 0.9 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.7/3 (in encore telecasts)*
11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.9/4
12:05-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/2*
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3 (in encore telecasts)
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.5/3*
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/3 (in encore telecast)
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.9 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.1 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*
11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 3.7 million viewers
12:05-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.6 million viewers*
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.6 million viewers (in encore telecasts)
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.6 million viewers*
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)
SEASON TO DATE
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.0 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.9/4
11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.0/4
12:05-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/3
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.6/3
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.5/3
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.4/3
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.9 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.6 million viewers
11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 3.9 million viewers
12:05-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.7 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.8 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers
SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JANUARY 24-28:
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.8
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.6
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.7
TBS, midnight-1 a.m., “Lopez Tonight,” 0.3
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.0
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6
Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.31 million viewers
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. “The Daily Show,” 1.7 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.2 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 1.2 million
TBS, midnight-1 a.m., “Lopez Tonight,” 0.7 million
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.2 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million

1322 days ago
144.

Frrrrrrunkis    

Hi Paul,

Nothing like a good internet argument, right?! OK, I stand corrected...the Tiger Woods thing, you got me. I'll give that one up. That's probably the most effort he's put into his show in 4 years. The American Idol one...eh...I suspect that was planted to drum up some heat for Stern because that was right before he was getting ready to sign his contract. Stern has accused Larry King of doing the same thing. I can give you a .5 on that one. You have to admit, though. He doesn't have nearly the 1/3 the juice he used to have in the press in the 90's.

About the game show thing....(He doesn't even really have them anymore, I don't think), but I still think that's considered ripping off even though he would argue that it's 'parody". He also lifted "Hey now" from The Lary Sanders Show.

Again, I kind of lumped you in with all the people on here that claims he has 20 million listeners. Sorry about that....Yeah, I'll say that a lot of people jumped on board when he announced his move to satellite. Granted. I very highly doubt that over 5 years broadcasting a sub-standard show, that he is responsible for the full number of Sirius' new subscribers...again I would like to bring up the fact that Sirius has some really underhanded ways of counting subs.

I had no idea what John said about Stern. I only know that when I was a listener, he jumped over and that was that. I quit listening very soon after that after the loss of Jackie and the addition of Artie. If I put words in your mouth, I apologize. I just think that it's BS the Stern thinks Leno "stole" John. Stern and Leno were never friends...Leno was on Stern a handful of times back in the day. They were never really friends, so if Leno's camp made John an offer, there shouldn't have been any kind of gentleman's agreement that Leno had to go and kiss Stern's ring and ask permission. That's just silly.

You want to see some REAL dissention? Go to Stern Fan Network. That used to be the end all be all place to go for fans. If I had to guess, 70% of the members bash him or quit for becoming the guy he always hated and railed about on the air.

And about Stern's "inventions", which you never really brought up (I did), I just kind of wanted to give you a little insight as to what kind of guy he is...he claims he's invented everything from radio syndication, MTV Unplugged, Beavis and Butthead, American Idol, and The Osbornes. He's a delusional, bitter, jealous, old woman. I'm surprised he hasn't claimed he launched the frigin Sirius satellite himself.

I don't know how long of a listener you've been, but his show is no where near what it was back in the early 90's now. I still don't listn, but I scan the message boards and that's the general concensus now.

Anyway, good luck, Godspeed, and have a goos Super Bowl weekend. Cheers!

1322 days ago
145.

cenzo6945    

All you Howard Haters here are the most disgusting yentas on the internet. Why don't you cheap bastards pay for a months subscription to Sirius, and realize that HOWARD STERN is King of ALL KINGS and Master of ALL. Its your mentalities that are RUINING this country of ours. What a bunch of deadheads. Howards words are insightful, and exact, on point, honest, amazing, and truthful and if he was a jerk like Leno or any of you people, Howard wouldn't be the GENIUS he is. Shut UP and Open your EARS to the KING of ALL MEDIA, and the greatest down to earth, phenom ever to grace the airwaves....

1322 days ago
146.

Badaboom    

howard stern calling anyone else "horrible" or "no talent" is BEYOND the pot calling the kettle black. If you listen to his show for 1 week and you will never have to listen again, because it is the same shtick every time. His show was old when I was in college almost 20yrs ago.

howard stern criticizing anyone is like a pedophile complaining about a bad driver.

1322 days ago
147.

Rich    

Why didn't Stern go all the way and give Letterman a *******? What an ass kissing sycophant. I hate Leno, but Stern is garbage.

1321 days ago
148.

darrell    

I have never commented on anything on any site before, but this bashing of Stern is ridiculous. He is an innovator and has changed media as we know it. Ask insiders and people in the know and they will tell you....Stern is a talent/personality that comes along once a generation. And the proof is in the pudding folks, Stern has more listeners and makes more money than Leno and Letterman combined, by a fair margin. Haters have a listen because its obvious you are just commenting on something you don't know about. Its ok to be ignorant, just don't comment without knowledge.

1321 days ago
149.

FaFaFooey    

Howard signed a 500 million dollar radio deal and got what, 19 million people to buy a sirius radio subscription?

Yeah...hes irellevant and untalented

Face it haters: hes the king of ALL media!

1321 days ago
150.

Midnight Rider    

Ron & Fez, 11 to 3. XM 202.

1321 days ago
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