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Kimmel's 11:35 p.m. Kickoff, Midnight Farewell

By Rich Heldenfels Published: December 18, 2012

The official word:

 

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is on the move: Starting January 8, 2013, the late-night show shifts from midnight to 11:35 p.m., ET /10:35 p.m., CT. To help christen the new time slot, “JKL” has a star-studded guest list, including Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Gosling, Sofía Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Lowe, Jamie Foxx, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Brenneman, Nicki Minaj, Mindy Kaling, Julie Bowen, Naomi Watts, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, plus musical performances by No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Bruno Mars, LeAnn Rimes and more.

 

On average for the 2012-13 season, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is up over the same point last season by 7% in Total Viewers (1.985 million vs. 1.854 million), marking its biggest-ever audience through this point in a broadcast year. In addition, “JKL” is the only late-night network talk show to grow its overall audience year over year. Fresh off the most watched November Sweep in the show’s 10-year history, “JKL” also scored its biggest audience for any sweep period in the franchise’s history. “JKL” grew its overall audience year to year for the 5thsweep in a row.

 

On January 7, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will broadcast at 12:00 a.m. for the last time with a special episode entitled “’Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Goodbye to Midnight,” in which Kimmel will look back some of the most memorable and popular moments from the show’s 10-year history.

 

January 26, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

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