`Nightline' producer doesn't feel saved

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NEW YORK (AP) _ It's possible that Jay Leno's decision to stay at NBC might have saved ABC's ``Nightline'' from being axed, but the show's producer doesn't think so.

If Leno hadn't decided to stay at NBC for a nightly prime-time show, it was a good bet that he'd head to another network. ABC, and the late-night time slot held by ``Nightline,'' would have been a strong possibility, given its attempt to lure David Letterman six years ago.

James Goldston, executive producer of ``Nightline,'' says it wasn't a certainty that ``Nightline'' would go to make room for Leno; the show is coming off a strong November ratings ``sweep,'' with a larger audience than Letterman.

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