Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage at the '64th Primetime Emmy Awards' panel during the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour on July 27, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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ABC has announced that beginning January 8 the network is moving its late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live to 11:35 p.m.

The move will put Kimmel in direct competition with NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS's Late Show with David Letterman for the first time.

ABC says the move will capitalize on ratings momentum and advertising demand.

Because of the move Nightline will move from 11:35 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. Nightline will also expand into primetime, airing on Friday nights at 9:00 p.m. beginning March 1.

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