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Jimmy Kimmel to 11:35 PM, Nightline to 12:35 PM

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Nick, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Nick

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    Why Did ‘Nightline’ Get Demoted? The Answer Is Pretty Simple: Jimmy Kimmel Wanted 11:35 PM to compete head-to-head with Leno and Letterman

    Full story here.
     
  2. TBoneit

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    Yeah that may be but I watched some Nightline and not Kimmel. To bad I'm not staying up that late on the off chance that I will like a story they run.
     
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    " For ABC, if Kimmel succeeds in the timeslot he will bring in “substantially” more revenue that “Nightline” did, a source explains."

    That is one of the reasons.
     
  4. Laxguy

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    In my household, that's a pretty big if, but I know I'm not the demographic they're looking for.

    I find Kimmel more than a bit on the boorish side, not as bad as Letterman, who's old enough to know better.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    Competition in the time-slot is pretty good....and with Letterman aging and Leno only planning to stick around another couple years...

    It's probably a lower-risk move to have Kimmel join the time-slot.
     
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    I'd be counting the time until Nightline is cancelled.
     
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  9. Maruuk

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    When I first heard about this, I assumed they were talking about Fallon. Then I realized, that schlub Kimmel?? RU kidding me? What a zero. Bland, safe, corny, zero edge, another middle of the road shlockmeister from ABC, the guys who fired Maher for having a spine. Figures.
     

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