According to TV Week, ABC is moving “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to 11:35 p.m. beginning January 8, 2013.
Kimmel’s Advertiser Appeal
ABC’s decision to make the move stems from the ratings growth Kimmel has seen over the past season, and his has a younger audience, which is very appealing to advertisers.
The news magazine “Nightline” will shift to 12:35 a.m. and will also land a permanent slot in prime time beginning March 1 at 9 p.m.
Smart Move for ABC
Empower MediaMarketing’s National Media team predicts this move is a smart one for ABC. It positions them to easily become a late night leader.