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Kimmel says he expects to run 3rd in late night

January 11, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – This July 25, 2012 photo released by ABC shows Jimmy Kimmel hosting his late night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Kimmel said on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, that “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has scheduled Matt Damon as a guest on Jan. 24. (AP Photo/ABC, Richard Cartwright, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel says he expects to settle in at third place in the ratings behind Jay Leno and David Letterman, even as one week of direct competition suggests a healthy competition.

There were backstage smiles at Kimmel’s Los Angeles studio Friday after Nielsen ratings showed the ABC comic had his largest audience ever on Thursday. This is the first week for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the 11:35 p.m. time slot, directly competing with Leno on NBC and Letterman on CBS.

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