Another new feature I’d like to introduce to this blog is the “Late Night TV Report”. Every once in a while, I’ll write a little about what’s new on late-night TV around the world. I’ll discuss new shows, interesting bits of info from around the globe, and much more. So without further adieu, here’s my first Late Night TV Report:
Well, it’s official. At the time of this writing, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers are dominating the late night prime-time TV here in the US. According to some articles published last week, both Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon are now the #1 late night variety shows airing on prime-time US television. And furthermore, Fallon is earning more than two of the previous TV hosts, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, combined! Will they keep up the momentum during this season? We shall see!
While it’s not necessarily late-night TV, one highly popular TV show is being moved to a time slot that could be considered late for a show of its caliber. In the UK, the classic sci-fi TV show Dr. Who was moved to a fairly late Saturday night time slot for the first time in its 51 year history. This move was made by the BBC in order to accomodate the hit show Strictly Come Dancing on Wednesday evenings. Those in the UK who want to see the latest adventures of the Doctor will now have to tune in at 8:30 pm on Saturday evenings. This new time slot could be problematic for young people, who are either out partying on Sat. nights or who will have to hit the bed by the time the show wraps up at 9:15 pm! Once upon a time back in the 1970s-1990s, we Dr. Who fans here in the US had no choice but to watch old reruns of the show on Saturday nights via our local PBS affiliates. Maybe UK fans can now find out why so many diehard American Dr.Who fans spent so many Saturday nights sitting at home???:-D
In India, TV viewers have defintiely been complaining about the 11 pm time slot for the hit Star TV soap opera Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. As a result, the execs are also airing it at 7:30 in place of the former hit soap Saraswatichandra, which has fallen in ratings in recent months. Now prime time TV viewers as well as night owls can enjoy this soap that’s becoming a hit show in India!
Finally, outspoken Irish TV personality Kate Hopkins is making a comeback to the Late Late Show, which airs late Friday night on Irish national broadcaster RTE. Only this time around, she’s coming back with a little extra weight deliberately gained for the show.
Ok, so that’s it for this edition of the Late Night TV Report! This first edition is not the best, but it’s my hope that future Late Night TV Reports will get better and better over time!