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January 30, 2014

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' is the No. 1 Late-Night Channel on YouTube

By Russell Newell, Disney/ABC Television Group

As ABC’s hit late-night program Jimmy Kimmel Live (JKL) continues to deliver laughs on TV screens across the nation, the comedian and his hilarious antics went completely viral in 2013. This past year brought JKL new successes on computers and mobile devices, leading the program to earn the top spot for a late-night channel on YouTube.

December 6, 2013

Disney News This Week: 'Star Wars' on Instagram, WestJet 'Magic Plane' Features Disney's Sorcerer Mickey, 'Jimmy Kimmel' Draws Biggest Weekly Audience Since Time Shift

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Many accounts from around Disney are active on Instagram, and now "Star Wars" joins the Instagram family. Just four days ago, the account launched giving fans around the world an exclusive look at all things Star Wars. Follow @starwars today, especially if you want to see Darth Vader's #selfie! Who wouldn't like that post!
July 18, 2013

65th Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations Announced

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company
It’s that time of year again—Emmy Awards season! Today, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences kicked off the annual race to see who’ll take home the coveted Emmy when they announced the 65th Primetime Emmy Award Nominations. And, of course, that means Disney/ABC Television Group was among those to be recognized—remember, it’s just an honor to be nominated!— with dozens of nominations.
November 5, 2012

Disney/ABC Television Group's 'Day of Giving' Raises Millions of Dollars

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
UPDATE (November 15, 2012): Disney/ABC Television Group's "Day of Giving" raised more than $18 million for the American Red Cross to help those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. You can still support the cause by visiting redcross.org/abc or by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW.
August 21, 2012

ABC Announces Time Shift for 'Kimmel,' 'Nightline'

By Michael Maney, Disney/ABC Television Group

ABC today announced a strategic shift in its late night strategy to better position the network for increased ratings and financial performance over the long term. On Tuesday, January 8, Jimmy Kimmel Live will move to 11:35 p.m. while Nightline will shift to 12:35 a.m. The move capitalizes on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s ratings momentum, as well as advertiser demand and increased revenue potential for entertainment programming in the 11:35 p.m. timeslot.