18 In January NBC
18. In January, NBC was hurting because "The Jay Leno Show" was getting poor ratings during primetime, so together with Jay, they concocted a plan to change his time slot. That meant pushing the Conan O'Brien-helmed "Tonight Show" back 30 minutes. And the rest is history. Conan resigned following a $45 million payday and now has a new show on TBS. Leno is back on "Tonight," but to many, his reputation is tarnished.