( 4UMF NEWS ) Kimmel Moves Up An Hour:
It’s setting up the three-way fight to capitalize “on ratings momentum, advertising demand and increased revenue potential for entertainment programming,” the network said.
The prime positioning for Kimmel comes just days after the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” suffered a major public embarassment, forcef by NBC’s parent company Comcast to lay off about two dozen staffers to cut costs. Leno also reportedly took a pay cut to limit layoffs.
“I am excited, honored, and grateful to ABC for this strong vote of confidence, inexplicable as it may be,” Kimmel said in a statement.