Forbes guy Bill McCuddy says “it just dawned on me that The King’s Speech is Leno and The Social Network is Letterman. Everyone agrees Letterman is smarter, hipper, cooler. But Leno is the bread-and-butter, audience-friendly guy.”
McCuddy wrote this prior to going on CNN International to handicap Oscars and talk Harvey Weinstein‘s coup in getting The King’s Speech a new PG -13 rating, which director Tom Hooper “has always seemed cool to when I asked him about it several times over the last few weeks.” And yet the new rating, especially after Sunday night’s Oscar win, should net Speech another $30 or $40 million.
Side note. “What’s the over/under out there on how soon in the show show we get a Charlie Sheen joke? I say 5:42 seconds.”