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‘Today’ Gets Backstage at TIME 100

The “Today” show had a backstage pass for last night’s TIME 100 gala in New York. Matt Lauer conducted interviews with the honorees and a segment aired this morning. Joining Vice President Joe Biden, Marissa Mayer, Jimmy Fallon, Claire Danes, Jimmy Kimmel, Sen. Rand Paul, Lena Dunham and Daniel Day-Lewis a the event were tvnewsers including CNN honcho Jeff Zucker, MSNBC boss Phil Griffin, Barbara Walters, Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, Alex Wagner, Willie Geist and Alina Cho. By next year’s TIME 100, the magazine will likely be part of a new company, spun off from Time Warner, which Managing Editor Rick Stengel acknowledged in his speech, “An independent Time Inc. will show the power of great journalism, the power of great content to pay for itself.”

Katie Couric Going Hollywood, ‘The Talk’ Returning to NYC

For May sweeps, Katie Couric is taking her daytime talk show to Hollywood. Couric will host her eponymous syndicated program from the set of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.

Disney, which produces Couric’s talk show and airs Kimmel’s program, also owns the El Capitan.

As in New York, there will be a live audience, with  Couric also visiting Hollywood landmarks. Guests will include Kimmel (of course) as well as fellow Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”), musician Will.i.am and actress Zooey Deschanel.

Also for May sweeps, CBS’ daytime talker “The Talk” will return to New York City for the second time this season. Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler will host from the CBS Broadcast Center May 13-17. Guests include “NCIS” stars Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly, as well as “How I Met Your Mother”‘s Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders.

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon To Take Over For Jay Leno Next Year

No doubt spurred on in part by ABC’s decision to move Jimmy Kimmel into the 11:35 PM slot, NBC is changing up its own late-night lineup, having Jimmy Fallon replace Jay Leno as the host of “The Tonight Show next year, tied to the 2014 Winter Olympics. The change will happen next Spring, with lots of promotion during the games in Sochi, Russia.

In addition, NBC confirms that “The Tonight Show” will move from Burbank, California to NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York. NBC is building out a new studio for Fallon, in the same space that once held the original ”Tonight Show” studio, when it was hosted by Steve Allen.

“Jay Leno is an entertainment icon, making millions of people laugh every weeknight for more than 20 years,” said Steve Burke, the CEO of NBCUniversal in a statement. “His long reign as the highest-rated late-night host is a testament to his work ethic and dedication to his viewers and to NBC.

“Congratulations Jimmy. I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to The Job until you’re the old guy,” says Leno in a statement. “If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.”

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Primetime ‘Nightline’ Pushed To May

When ABC announced that Jimmy Kimmel and “Nightline” would be swapping their 11:35 and 12:35 timeslots, the network said that come March 1, 2013, “Nightline” would have a home in primetime.

“Audiences Can Begin and End Their Day with ABC News as ‘Nightline’ Shifts to 12:35 a.m. on January 9 and Adds a Primetime Hour Every Friday Night at 9:00 p.m. Beginning March 1,” ABC said at the time.

Well, obviously March 1 has come and gone, and “Nightline” isn’t on the schedule yet. That said, TVNewser hears that the show will still be getting a primetime slot, likely starting in May.

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‘Nightline’ Improves Timeslot, Loses Viewers During February Sweep

In its first February Sweep at a new time of 12:35am, “Nightline” drew 1.605 million Total Viewers, and 716,000 A25-54 viewers improving the timeslot +11% in Total Viewers, but losing more than half its audience from last February when the show aired an hour earlier on most ABC stations.

“Nightline” averaged 3.878 million viewers during the month of February 2012; 1.460 million in the A25-54 demo. In November, the most recent Sweep in the earlier timeslot, “Nightline” topped its competitors in total viewers and the two younger demos. Last month, the show fell to third place in all measurements in the later timeslot.

ABC’s ratings are based on a 25-minute broadcast, while CBS and NBC are based on approximately :50 minutes (prior to the final national commercial break of each program).

  • February 2013 Sweep:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Late Night NBC 1.719M 777K 684K
Late, Late Show CBS 1.615M 721K 562K
Nightline ABC 1.605M 716K 527K

Wolf Blitzer Reports On Sexy Zombies And The End Of The World

Breaking news last night from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: the end is nigh. Sexy zombies (and Matt Damon) are invading earth.

“For those of you just joining us, we are all going to die,” Blitzer said, gravely. “Tweet us your doomsday thoughts @wolfblitzer, hashtag #sexpocalypse.”

Ok, so it wasn’t real, it was for Jimmy Kimmel‘s “Movie: The Movie 2V.” Still, there is no denying that Blitzer can act. Between “Skyfall” and “Movie: The Movie” The Blitz may have an acting career in his future.

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The Morning Ticker: ‘Katie’, King, Esposito

Katie Couric Recalls Her Date With Larry King

Daytime talk show host and former NBC and CBS news anchor Katie Couric was on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night. During the interview she recalled a remarkable story about going on a date with former CNN anchor Larry King.

“I cannot believe… I refuse to believe that is true,” Kimmel said.

The actual story has to be heard to be believed.

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Who Says Jimmy Kimmel Doesn’t Do Journalism?

Since Jimmy Kimmel took over the 11:35 PM slot on ABC, viewers have had to wait that extra hour to get their late-night journalism fix. Of course, that doesn’t mean Kimmel isn’t capable of some journalistic entertainment of his own.

Take for example his “Lie Witness News” segment, where he asks ordinary people about extraordinary things… that never happened. This week he asked passersby in Los Angeles about President Obama’s public inauguration, which will of course take place on Monday.

‘Nightline’ Wins All Target Demos on Third Night in New Timeslot

On day three of the new “Nightline” time, the show placed first across all the target demos. It was the first win among A18-49 viewers, which is the key late night demographic, in the 12:35amET timeslot.

ABC’s wins in the A25-54 and A18-49 demographics were the largest margins over NBC and CBS yet for the show at 12:35amET. Year-over-year gains were strong, too: compared to ABC’s performance in the same timeslot last year, “Nightline” was up +28% in Total Viewers, +31% in the A25-54 demographic and +41% in the A18-49 demographic.

ABC’s ratings are based on a 30-minute broadcast, while CBS and NBC are based on approximately :50 minutes (prior to the final national commercial break of each program).

  • Averages for 12:35am January 11, 2013:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 1.950M 992K 751K
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson CBS 1.534M 669K 510K
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon NBC 1.472M 651K 572K

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