Reruns of Jimmy Kimmel Live will be pushed back a half-hour in the coming week as ABC seeks to give a bigger platform to Nightline episodes focused on the coronavirus pandemic. ABC said Sunday that Kimmel repeats will shift to the 12:05 a.m. slot starting Tuesday through Friday as Nightline goes all-in on coverage of the latest in the coronavirus pandemic.
Ted Koppel isn’t returning to Nightline, but the programming concept that elevated him and the show to wider renown is making a comeback. Starting this evening, Nightline will devote its entire 30-minute span to coverage of the outbreak of COVID-19, charting its spread around the globe. Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News chief medical correspondent, will answer viewer questions and the program will rely on ABC News correspondents stationed around the world.
Dan Harris is stepping down from his post as anchor of ABC’s Nightline to focus on growing 10% Happier, a business based on his 2014 book of the same name.
ABC’s Nightline won the second quarter of 2015 in all three key measurements: total viewers, and the adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos. Nightline has now finished No. 1 in total viewers for the third straight quarter and in four of the last five.
Byron Pitts is replacing Dan Abrams as Nightline anchor; Abrams will remain ABC News chief legal analyst.
The ABC News veteran assumes her new role immediately, replacing Almin Karamehmedovic, who was recently named executive producer of ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir. Sherwood had been working as a senior producer with 20/20.
ABC will join CBS and NBC in having a news-division presence on Saturday nights starting this week, when Nightline returns to primetime with a series of one-hour programs.
He will replace Bill Weir on the ABC News late-evening news show.
The partnership will bring ABC News and entertainment programming to Clear Channel’s new iHeartRadio Talk feature. The deal includes content from ABC News, Nightline, 20/20, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The View.
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News “Nightline” anchor Terry Moran is getting a new posting as the network’s London-based chief foreign correspondent. Moran will head overseas late this summer, ABC said Wednesday. Moran was ABC’s chief White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005 and has done many overseas and domestic stories for “Nightline,” most recently […]
As the network’s chief legal affairs anchor, “Dan will continue his regular legal segments on Good Morning America, show us a whole new side of his talents with a new branded GMA segment on a wide range of topics, and join the other Nightline anchors on ABC’s The Lookout,” ABC News President Ben Sherwood said today.
media buyers and planners say ABC is making a good move by moving Jimmy Kimmel Live from midnight to 11:35 p.m. and bumping Nightline back to 12:35 a.m. The network will gain ad dollars and set itself up nicely for the coming years, when Kimmel’s rivals on NBC and CBS, Jay Leno and David Letterman, retire.
Starting in January, Kimmel’s talk show will shift from 12:05 a.m. ET to 11:35 p.m., a slot long held by the news magazine Nightline, taking advantage of Kimmel’s ratings growth and the potential for greater ad revenue, the network said.
Excerpts from the interview with Marianne Gingrich will be released during the day Thursday, ahead of both a Republican candidate debate Thursday evening in Charleston, S.C., and ABC’s latenight news program Nightline, which will air the complete interview. The GOP’s South Carolina primary is Saturday.
ABC’s latenight show begins a summertime series at 10 p.m.tonight, covering topics such as satanic possession, religious miracles, psychics and out-of-body experiences.
In the midst of what may be the tightest race in years in the broadcast late-night time period, the unlikely winner continues to be ABC’s Nightline — now the strongest among key younger viewers. ABC says for the first time in any quarter, Nightline is the No. 1 show in the 18-49 category. In addition, the show is the best in total viewers and adults 25-54, where it has claimed top-dog status for some time.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! will move back from 12:05 a.m. to midnight ET as of Feb. 4, ABC said Thursday. That will cut Nightline, which had been airing from 11:35 p.m. to 12:05 a.m., to 25 minutes instead of a half-hour.