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CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman” finished its premiere week with an average 7.8 rating/23 share, compared with 3.8/11 for “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”

Letterman more than doubled Leno’s average in all key demos, but observers expect the shows to even out in the next few weeks.

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The National Assn. of Television Program Executives and National Infomercial Marketing Assn. will unveil an infomercial pavilion for up to 20 companies at NATPE’s conference Jan. 24-27 in Miami Beach. Also, NATPE is accepting entries for its Iris Awards.

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Paramount confirmed Linda Bell Blue and Linda Ellman as co-exec producers of “Hard Copy” (Daily Variety, Aug. 20). News vet Ron Tindiglia was named a senior adviser.

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