Los Angles (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Hollywood news site, deadline.com reports ABC is shuffling its late-night lineup, moving “Jimmy Kimmel Live” from its current midnight slot to go head-to-head with late-night talk fixtures “Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS and “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC at 11:35 p.m.
beginning in January, ABC’s long-running “Nightline”, which currently holds the 11:35 slot, will move to 12:35, following “Kimmel.”
Disney/ABC TV Group president, Anne Sweeney said, “‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ was the only late-night broadcast talk show to increase its viewership this past season, its most-watched in 5 years and it has a younger audience, making it appealing to advertisers.”
ABC will also add a permanent primetime edition of ‘Nightline’ in the Friday 9 p.m. slot beginning March 1. The slot currently held by ABC News’ ‘What Would You Do?’
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