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ABC Debuts ‘Fat March’

August 7, 2007 11:41 AM

ABC premiered “Fat March” last night (take that, “Masters of Science Fiction” fans) flanked by original episodes of “Wife Swap” and “Supernanny.” Despite the all-original lineup, the network tied CBS for third place. “March” got a 1.6 rating among adults 18 to 49, “Swap” got a 2.4 and “Supernanny” a 2.2.

Fox led the pack yet again with “Hell’s Kitchen” (4.1) and a repeat.

NBC was second with a one-hour edition of “The Singing Bee” (2.4), the season finale of “Age of Love” (2.5) and “Dateline” (2.5). Although “Bee” was down 25 percent from last Tuesday’s airing and posted a series low, this is the first original episode that has not aired with an “America’s Got Talent” lead-in. “Love” matched its premiere rating to finish on a relative high note.

CBS tied for third with repeats, though it’s worth noting “Two and a Half Men” was the second highest-rated program of the night.


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Comments (10)

carlyon perley:

i hope that all of the people doing this make it through to the end.

Lorrie Clements:

I wish them the best. The participants will feel a sense of accomplishment when they are finished, and this will have to boost their self- esteem. Where do I signup?


Fat doesn't "march" people march. Maybe they'll show people, suffering from morbid obesity syndrome, with heads.

Dave L:

I thought fat march was just great Way to go!I Want them all to finish

Linda J:

I listened to Chontelle this am on Wolf radio & was proud of the way she addressed the weight problem I hope they all make it **GO POUNDS**


i think its really funny that they cant walk a couple miles a day that should be a heads up for other fat people watching the show that maybe they need to go on there own little fat march.


I saw a live broadcast at Wal-mart last night.


I want ever1 2 finsih good luck 2 every1!!!!!

Have fun 2!!!!!=-}


I hope yall go to the end you can do it show the skinny people we can do any thing you have got my in to walking every day now thank you guess hope you the best

Donna :

This show is an inspiration to all of us who are obese. It takes courage to endure past our comfort zone. I pray all make it.

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