Fox O&Os wed to ‘Divorce’

All-time high in 'Court'

After nailing its all-time high of 3.2 in the latest Nielsen ratings, Fox O&Os have decided to renew their vows with gaveler “Divorce Court” for fall 2000.

With Mablean Ephraim presiding over the embattled couples, the station group now has “Divorce” and the upcoming “Power of Attorney” set as a one-two courtroom punch for the fall season. The Fox group signed on to “Power” earlier this week. “Divorce” is now up 40% from its debut in August.

“The renewals of the Fox owned and operated stations along with the performance of ‘Divorce Court’ around the country prove that this is a show that gives viewers and stations what they want,” said Rick Jacobson, Twentieth prexy and chief operating officer.

The half-hour courtroom strip is also receiving upgrades in a variety of markets, including NBC affiliate WHEC Rochester, N.Y., which acquired rights to the program from ABC affil WOKR and will now double run the show at 3 and 3:30 p.m.

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