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Ratings Stagnant

Dec 6, 2004  •  Post A Comment

The week ended Nov. 21 saw most syndicated shows either flat or slightly down from the ratings of the previous week.

For example, the only show among the top four to see growth from its previous week’s performance was King World’s off-net sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which climbed 10 percent for the week to a season high 7.6 national household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The only rookie strip to improve week to week was Telepictures’ “The Larry Elder Show,” which was up 13 percent to 0.9, matching its series high. Three rookies were flat-NBC Universal’s “The Jane Pauley Show” (1.5) and Sony’s “Pat Croce: Moving In” (0.7) and “Life & Style” (0.5). Two others were down-Buena Vista’s “The Tony Danza Show” (down 7 percent to 1.3) and Twentieth’s “Ambush Makeover” (down 9 percent to 1.0).

The only debuting off-net strip to post growth was Twentieth’s “Yes, Dear,” which was up 6 percent to a series high 1.8.