Late Night TV

Late Night TV

About Late Night TV

Late night television in television broadcast programming is dayparting. It follows prime time and precedes the overnight television programming graveyard slot. The slot generally runs from about 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. local time, with variations according to the time zone. In the United Kingdom, the late night spot is not seen as a priority; ITV and Channel 4 program repeats in the time slot, and the BBC's channels primarily show BBC World News, air movies or replay documentaries. Similarly, Australian television primarily airs lower-priority imported series or overflows of sports programming in the late night time slot. In the United States and Canada, the term 'late night' is synonymous with the late-night talk show, a type of comedic talk and variety show. On most major-network stations, a late local news airs at the beginning of the block (this is nearly universal in Canada, as late local news is an easy way to fulfill Canadian content requirements).

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