• In this Sept. 7, 2015 photo released by ESPN, Scott Van Pelt appears on the set of "SportsCenter" in Bristol, Conn. To a certain segment of the population, Van Pelt is a more popular late-night television star than Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.  While he doesn't perform monologue jokes, the midnight show he hosts incorporates elements from the late-night comedy shows, including a greater emphasis on interviews and bite-sized pieces of material that can live online independent of the television show.(Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images via AP)

    An unusual new late-night competitor for ESPN

    NEW YORK (AP) — To a certain segment of the population, Scott Van Pelt is a more popular late-night television star than Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.