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‘Fat March’ Gains Ratings Weight

August 21, 2007 11:03 AM

Fox practically stole Monday night with a repeat of a two-hour “TV’s Funniest Moments” special, which is the network equivalent to finding a well-timed coupon in the back of your wallet. “Funniest” got a 2.5 rating among adults 18 to 49 to win the night, compensating for the loss of former time-period titan “Hell’s Kitchen.”

After spending most of the summer in third and fourth place on Mondays, ABC climbed into second place with its reality repeats and a new “Fat March” episode. “March” posted a sharp weekly gain of 38 percent to earn a 2.2, though was helped by a larger “Wife Swap” repeat lead-in and decreased competition from Fox.

CBS was third with repeats. NBC was fourth with repeats and “Dateline” (1.6). The CW was fifth with repeats.

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Dave L:

I say good for ABC it may take a few weeks but I knew it would take off at least it's not a remake like other networks are doing!! I say good for them. Dave

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