Stats + Stories 007: What do Seinfeld, The Tonight Show and Stats+Stories have in common?

podcast Stats + Stories

Stats + Stories 007:  What do Seinfeld, The Tonight Show and Stats+Stories have in common?
  • Language: eng
  • Published: 29 May 2014
  • Duration: 31:22

Stats + Stories Episode 7: What do Seinfeld, The Tonight Show and Stats+Stories have in common?
With Special Guest: Rick Ludwin

Rick Ludwin was hired by NBC Entertainment in 1979 and made director of variety shows there in 1980. He then became vice president for specials and variety programs in 1983; senior VP for specials, variety programs and late-night in 1989; and executive VP for NBC’s late-night and primetime series in 2005. In its 57 years, The Tonight Show has had five permanent hosts, and Rick has been the boss of three of them. His late-night division at NBC developed the hit comedy Seinfeld. Rick, a 1970 Miami University grad, joined the Stats+Stories regulars to discuss the use and impact of ratings on television programming.