On “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this week, host Jimmy Kimmel noticed something odd about CNN’s recent primary programming, and uncovered a heretofore unseen promo for “CNN WTF News,” tagline: “FU, MSNBC.”
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The Los Angeles Times‘ Scott Collins notes that for the GOP presidential candidates, the late night comedy circuit has become a much more desirable place to give interviews than the Sunday morning public affairs shows.
But in an ever fragmenting television universe, the Sunday morning talk shows are witnessing their central role in the election process fade as candidates gravitate toward lighter programs where the hosts are more welcoming, the audiences younger and the questions usually softer.
To that list we would add that the late night shows typically draw more viewers, and far more young viewers than the Sunday shows, which skew very old. In addition, viewers of the Sunday shows are often already interested in politics, which results in diminishing returns for candidates. The late night shows appeal to a wider range of viewers, including those who aren’t political junkies, and may not have already made up their minds on who to vote for.
Collins also spoke to both comedians and Sunday show hosts like Jimmy Kimmel and Chris Wallace, and featured their reactions to the question of whether late night was becoming more of a destination for politicians.
What Happened? Watch:
On another late night talk show, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” where he addressed the latest sexual harassment accusation:
*Insert Colin Cowherd insult here.*
Last Sunday, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly interviewed President Barack Obama before the Super Bowl. In the week that followed, the interview became fodder for the late night comedians.
Two of those shows, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Conan,” even uncovered some shocking clips from the interview that didn’t seem to make it to air.
Update: It was Jimmy Fallon, not Jimmy Kimmel! More information after the jump.
It seems the once hardened relationship between ABC’s entertainment division and the network’s news division is finally thawing. First “Nightline” starts throwing to late night host Jimmy Kimmel at the end of their broadcasts, and now Kimmel is responding in kind to new “This Week” host Christiane Amanpour…