Conan O'Brien back on late-night television
"People ask me why I named the show Conan. I did it so I would be harder to replace," O'Brien said on the show.
According to Nielson Co. figures, O'Brien's show was watched by more than 4.1 million viewers. The show beat Jay Leno's Tonight Show, which was watched by 3.5 million viewers.
O'Brien signed on to the new show after rejecting an offer from NBC to have the Tonight Show start 30 minutes later to make way for a half-hour version of The Jay Leno Show.