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‘Attorney’ shows power in win over gavelers

Olympics cause syndie show shuffles

In its third week in broadcast syndication, new syndie court show “Power of Attorney” eclipsed three vet gavelers, with a 2.4 national household rating.

“Power’s” 2.4 perf for the week that ended Sept. 17 was up 14% from its debut and up 9% from the previous week, according to Nielsen. It beat veterans “Judge Mills Lane” (1.7), “People’s Court” (2.1) and “Judge Mathis” (2.3).

Among the other syndie entries, “Judge Hatchett” preemed with a 1.9 rating. Skein airs on 143 stations, repping 86% coverage of the country.

‘Dr. Laura’ bow trails

Talker “Dr. Laura’s” preem ranked next, with a 1.8, airing on 238 stations, repping 96% clearance. Preem of “Curtis Court,” on 139 stations, repping 83%, followed with a 1.5. Reality strip “HouseCalls” earned a 1.1 in its preem on 156 stations repping 84%.

“The Cindy Margolis Show” and “Lover or Loser” also recently debuted. “Cindy” earned a 1.1 in its fifth week, as it did in its debut.

Ratings for “Lover,” which earned a 0.7 in its fourth week, are a result of both its USA Network cable delivery and its delivery on broadcast stations that cover roughly 49% of the country. Combined, USA and the broadcast stations carrying the relationship gamer rep coverage of 84% of the country.

‘Invisible’s’ presence

“Invisible Man,” which debuted during the summer and also has a shared window — in syndication and on cabler Sci Fi Channel — earned a 2.0.

Elsewhere in syndie, a number of shows — particularly those that air in access time periods — got shuffled around due to the debut of the Olympics on Sept. 15.

Among the mags, which largely air in access, “Entertainment Tonight” was the only one to improve over the previous week, moving up 4% to 5.6.

“ET” got a boost from its post-Emmy Award coverage, which aired Sept. 11 and earned a 6.5 for the day.

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