Not-So-Stellar Ratings For Geraldo At Large Premiere; “Odds Are Against It”

By Brian 

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The Monday premiere of Geraldo At Large “pulled a 2.6 household rating in its first day in the 32 markets where it airs, barely improving on the 2.4 rating the timeslots averaged last month,” Media Life Magazine says.

“Moreover, ‘Geraldo’ only slightly bettered ‘A Current Affair’ in the 28 markets where it replaced that show, averaging a 2.9 compared to the 2.6 rating that ‘A Current Affair’ generated in October.” Twentieth canceled ACA due to dismal ratings.

“Syndicated shows sometimes improve with timeslot upgrades and additional station pickups,” but “the odds are against it,” the story continues. “Few shows that begin with weak numbers revive themselves and go on to become hits.” But if anyone can do it, it’s Geraldo. More…

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