In its second week again on TV, Jimmy Kimmel Dwell! will likely be returning to its unique 11:35 PM time slot however there’s a twist. The late-night speak present will go from its normal hourlong format to 30 minutes, with a brand new half-hour Nightline following at 12:05 AM. The whole ABC late-night block will stay 1.5 hours in size, with a an encore presentation of the Jimmy Kimmel Dwell episode from earlier that night slotted at 12:35 AM.
Jimmy Kimmel Dwell! swapped slots with ABC Information’s Nightline, which usually begins at 12:35 AM, on March 17, a day into the late-night talker’s manufacturing suspension over the coronavirus disaster when JKL was in repeats and Nightline was attracting robust viewership curiosity with its wall-to-wall COVID-19 protection.
With that setup working properly, JKL was saved within the 12:05 AM slot in its first week again on TV, airing unique, remotely produced hourlong episodes. The talker additionally has its devoted following, so a return to its signature 11:35 PM begin time was logical; on the identical time a 12:35 AM begin for a topical Nightline, which has been topping late-night scores, was too late.
By reducing JKL‘s run time in half in the intervening time, ABC goes for compromise — JKL in its ingredient and Nightline in an affordable time interval when it could actually nonetheless attain sizable audiences.