It’s a sign of how far back Jimmy Kimmel goes in late night television that he mentioned Joe Millionaire, which premiered back in January 2003, just a few weeks before Jimmy Kimmel Live! did. He and his show have come a long way from fourth-tier competitors on dating series, and he can be counted among the biggest names in late night television. When he started out, the late night airwaves were dominated by David Letterman on CBS and Jay Leno on NBC. 2021 is a different time and, as Kimmel noted, some viewers get their late night content during the day thanks to online viewing options.