ABC's late night news program "Nightline" maintained its ratings dominance on Wednesday when it premiered in its new time slot.
ABC shook up its late night programming after the new year, swapping Jimmy Kimmel's talk show with "Nightline." The late night news program competed with Jay Leno on NBC and David Letterman on CBS, and consistently beat both programs in the ratings. The network moved Kimmel to "Nightline's" 11:35 p.m. time slot to compete with the talk shows on NBC and CBS.
"Nightline" moved to 12:35 p.m. The news program outperformed CBS' "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" and NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." The show brought in a total of 1.721 million viewers and won the key A25-54 demographic.