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KIMMEL LOSES GROUND ON SECOND NIGHT AT 11:35 P.M.

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Well, it didn’t last long. Jimmy Kimmel’s debut show at 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday may have posted some terrific ratings, but they quickly eroded the following night. On Wednesday, Kimmel attracted 2.86 million viewers versus 3.04 million for David Letterman and 3.55 million for Jay Leno. In the key 18-49 age group, he remained slightly […]

KIMMEL SMOKES POT DURING ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW

January 4, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Entertainers have often granted interviews to Rolling Stone as part of an effort to alter their public image. Such was the case, for example, back in the ’70s when teen idol David Cassidy appeared nude on the cover of the magazine in a photo shot by famed RS photographer Annie Liebovitz. Such may also now […]

LETTERMAN VISITS KIMMEL; LOVE’S IN THE AIR(WAVES)

November 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jimmy Kimmel drew his biggest Wednesday-night (OK, technically it was Thursday morning, since the show starts at midnight) audience ever this week — thanks to a visit from a rival, David Letterman. Jimmy Kimmel Live, which is airing this week from Brooklyn (it is usually taped in Hollywood), wound up as something of a love […]

THEY DON’T CALL HIM LETTER-MAN FOR NOTHING

October 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That old motto about “neither rain, nor sleet nor dark of night” apparently applies in spades to the No. 1 letter man working in the dark of night. While some late-night talk-show hosts will be sitting out the storm, David Letterman is set to return to his studio in New York tonight (Monday) and tomorrow […]

AT PRIMETIME EMMYS, MAD MEN GOES 0-17

September 24, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

On a night of shockers at the Emmy Awards, the biggest one may not have been that Mad Men was passed over for best dramatic series — it had won the trophy four previous years — but that the series didn’t win a single award. Those connected with the series, as well as the series […]

KIMMEL ON LENO: “F*** HIM!”

August 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The late-night wars may become more heated in January when ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel goes head-to-head against NBC’s Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m. nightly. Interviewed by the New York Times‘s media writer Bill Carter at a public forum in New York Monday night, Kimmel said that the proudest moment of his career came when he appeared […]

NIGHTLINE BEATS LENO, LETTERMAN IN MAY SWEEPS

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The late-night race remained tight during the May sweeps, but ABC’s Nightline once again eked out a victory over NBC’s Tonight show with Jay Leno and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman for the second May sweeps period in a row. The ABC news program averaged 3.88 million viewers, with Tuesday’s edition (following the finale […]

OLBERMANN: “I SCREWED UP REALLY BIG”

April 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a bizarre mea culpa, Keith Olbermann appeared to take responsibility for the debacle at Current TV that ended in his being fired last week. “I screwed up really big on this,” he told David Letterman on Late Show on Tuesday. “It’s my fault that it didn’t succeed, in the sense that I didn’t think […]

ABC’S NIGHTLINE REMAINS NO. 1 IN LATE-NIGHT

March 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Among the late-night shows, ABC’s Nightline remained the top-rated show for the third week in a row among both total viewers and those 25-54, the key demographic group for advertisers during the late-night periods. Nightline counted 3.80 million total viewers of which 1.49 million were in the 25-54 age group. NBC’s The Tonight Show was […]

GERVAIS DELIVERS GLOBES POST MORTEM

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ricky Gervais on Tuesday agreed with those critics who concluded that his remarks at Sunday night’s Golden Globes awards weren’t all that outrageous. The thing is, Gervais suggested, they weren’t last year either. People, he said, “finally worked out that my gags only seemed rude and nasty but were actually not too scary at all.” […]

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