So, who won and lost in the just-concluded writer’s strike? Aaron Barnhart of TV Barn breaks it all down.
One notable winner: Nikki Finke of LA Weekly and her Deadline Hollywood Daily blog, which proved more reliable than the trades (notably Variety) and the mainstream media in breaking the latest developments in the strike.
One notable loser: David Letterman. All right, he signed an interim agreement with the Guild. You’d think he would have an advantage over the writer-less Leno. It turned out Leno performed admirably without his writers while Letterman and his show pretty much slipped back into its dull, stale routine. The audiences rewarded Leno with a Nielsen win over Letterman.