‘Jane Pauley’ Downgraded in Nashville

Sep 27, 2004  •  Post A Comment

NBC Universal’s “The Jane Pauley Show” has been downgraded by ABC affiliate WKRN-TV in Nashville, which is moving the new talk show from 3 p.m. (CT), where it was a news lead-in, to 11 a.m.

“Jane Pauley” has been averaging a 1.4 rating and 4 share in the market, according to Nielsen Media Research. The show is down 67 percent from its time period Sept. 2003 average, when WKRN-TV ran a double run of “Judge Judy.” Starting this season, “Jane Pauley” replaced “Judge Judy” and sent the courtroom show to 11 a.m.

But on Starting Monday the station returned “Judge Judy” to the 3 p.m. hour and put “Jane Pauley” in the 11 a.m. spot.

“Jane Pauley” premiered Aug. 30 after heavy promotion off the Summer Olympics. For the week of Sept. 13 the show averaged a national household rating of 1.3.

“Our partners in Nashville consider ‘Jane’ a valuable part of their daytime lineup,” said an NBC Universal spokesman in response to the downgrade. “Based on competitive dynamics in the marketplace, we have decided with WKRN ‘The Jane Pauley Show’ would serve them best in their 11a.m. time slot.”