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[08/31/04 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's 'The Jane Pauley Show' Debuts to Strong Ratings

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION'S 'THE JANE PAULEY SHOW' DEBUTS TO STRONG RATINGS

New Talk Show Improves Time Periods From Year Ago Averages

NEW YORK -- August 31, 2004 -- NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "The Jane Pauley Show" debuted to strong ratings Monday in national syndication, averaging a 2.4 rating/7 share in metered market primary telecasts, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

The new daily talk show which is sold in over 99% of the country, improved time periods in the metered markets by 4% over year ago averages. "The Jane Pauley Show" debut was stronger than all other first-run syndication premieres since fall 2002, including last year's top new series "Ellen" (2.0/6).

Strong local stories for "The Jane Pauley Show" include:

*On WNBC-TV New York, "Jane" improved its 11 a.m. time period by 50%, averaging a 2.1 rating. "Jane" was #1 in the time period in women 25-54.

*On KNTV-TV San Francisco, "Jane" was #1 in its 3 p.m. time period, up 14% to a 2.4/8.

*On WXYZ-TV Detroit, "Jane" was #1 in its 10 a.m. time period with a 4.6/14.

*On KOMO-TV Seattle, "Jane" improved its 4 p.m. time period by nearly 50% to a 4.6/12.

*On KSDK-TV St. Louis, "Jane" was number one in the 10 a.m. time period and up 118% to a 6.1/20.

*On WISH-TV Indianapolis, "Jane" improved its 4 p.m. time period by 45% to a 4.2/10.

NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. Its NBC Universal Television Distribution division is responsible for the global distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television throughout the world. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming includes Access Hollywood, Blind Date, Home Delivery, The Jane Pauley Show, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and Starting Over. Current and upcoming first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The George Michael Sports Machine, Rebecca's Garden, The Wall Street Journal Report, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of Crossing Jordan, Fear Factor, Providence, the Law & Order franchise and special programming including Good Housekeeping Reports news inserts, a series of The Remarkable Journey specials, as well as a collection of feature film packages. Current format and non-scripted programming includes Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Outback Jack, Last Comic Standing, Average Joe and NBC News programming including Dateline and Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.





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