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"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Gets Ratings Lift from Kanye Appearance
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"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Gets Ratings Lift from Kanye Appearance

Oct 11 2013, 3:10pm CDT | by ABC News Radio

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Jimmy Kimmel's feud with Kanye West certainly paid off for the ABC late-night host. The rapper's appearance on Kimmel's show Wednesday provided it with a nice ratings...

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"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Gets Ratings Lift from Kanye Appearance

Oct 11 2013, 3:10pm CDT | by ABC News Radio

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Jimmy Kimmel's feud with Kanye West certainly paid off for the ABC late-night host. The rapper's appearance on Kimmel's show Wednesday provided it with a nice ratings boost.

Early indications are Jimmy Kimmel Live! enjoyed its highest rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-to 49-year-old demographic -- not counting Kimmel's shows that followed ABC's NBA Finals coverage in June -- since moving to the 11:35 p.m. Eastern time slot last January.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel's rating in the demo equaled the combined total for NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS' Late Show with David Letterman.

The exact number of viewers who tuned in to Kimmel on Wednesday night has not yet been made available.

Kimmel came face to face with West two weeks after the temperamental rapper insulted the host on Twitter for mocking him in a sketch. The two rehashed their feud and made amends. West then spoke at length on various topics, such as how he considers himself to be a "creative genius," and how his partner, Kim Kardashian, deserves a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

With the Kanye brouhaha now behind him, Kimmel can focus on other things, like the award that Variety will present to him next month. The publication announced Thursday that Kimmel will be presented with its fourth annual Power of Comedy award in conjunction with a fundraiser to benefit women's cancer research. The event will be held November 16 in Hollywood.

The previous recipients of the award are Russell Brand, Amy Poehler and Seth MacFarlane.

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Late Night Hosts Continue to Impress in This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

Aug 8 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Lost Remote

In this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category. Trending this week is Conan O’Brien getting his hair done by ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox and John Oliver taking on the ubiquity of native advertising. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:  TV clips tend t ...
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Eric McCormack Stars In The 'Will & Grace' Spinoff That Has To Happen

Jul 31 2014 9:07am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

"Will & Grace" is back! Sort of ... It has been years since the comedy series went off the air, but now "Will & Grace" is finally getting the spinoff it deserves. Eric McCormack is returning to reprise his role as Will in the show, and something tells us he is really loving his new co star. Watch the trailer above. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 1 ...
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Stephen Colbert Keeping 'Late Show' In NYC According To CBS

Jul 23 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage. CBS said Wednesday that Colbert, who is replacing Letterman as the "Late Show" host next year, will keep the show in New York City's Ed Sullivan Theatre. Colbert's debut date is still uncertain, dependent on when Letterman officially retires from late-night TV. ...
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Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed At The White House

Jul 22 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

In the latest episode of Snoop Dogg's GGN News, guest Jimmy Kimmel asked the rapper what frankly we've all been wondering: If Snoop has ever gotten high at the White House. "In the bathroom. Not in the White House, but in the bathroom," Snoop told Kimmel. "I said, 'May I use the bathroom for a second?' And they said, 'What are you gonna do, Number 1 or Number 2?' I said, 'Number 2,'" ...
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