Syndie scores shoot up for second week in row

The majority of the top 10 strips improved sharply in the Nielsen national barter ranking for the second week in a row.

For the week ended Jan. 10, King World’s “Wheel of Fortune” solidified its hold on the top spot, scoring a 15.2, up 7% from the previous week’s 14.2, while the company’s “Jeopardy!” moved into second place with a 13.0, up 8% from the previous week’s 12.0.

In third was Paramount’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” with an 11.4, down 12% from the previous week’s 12.9–a typical fluctuation for a weekly skein.

In fourth was King World’s “Oprah Winfrey Show,” which slipped 1% to 10.6, and was the only top-10 show besides the ninth-place finisher, King World’s “Inside Edition,” which was flat at 7.8, that didn’t post a decisive gain.

Oprah’s major talk competish, Multimedia’s “Donahue,” gained 16% to 7.4 from 6.4, the same percentage gain as Tribune’s “Geraldo” (to 5.0 from 4.3).

Twentieth Television’s “A Current Affair” won its highest ratings of the season with an 8.0, 10% better than the previous week’s yield of 7.3.

Ratings for Paramount’s “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” expected to make a very strong showing in its maiden voyage, were being reprocessed.

Meantime, other talkshows were experiencing mood swings. Paramount’s “The Maury Povich Show” fell 10% to 4.3 from 4.8; Buena Vista’s “Live With Regis & Kathie Lee” was off 17% to 4.0 from the previous week’s all-time best 4.8; Tribune’s “Joan Rivers Show” slid 21% to 1.9 from 2.4; Viacom’s “Montel Williams Show” dropping 16% to 2.6 from last week’s peak 3.1, and Multimedia’s “Jerry Springer” falling 13% to 2.0 from 2.3.

In late night talkshow action, Multimedia’s “Rush Limbaugh” was up an impressive 29% to 3.6 from 2.8, and Genesis’ “The Whoopi Goldberg Show” dipped to 11% to 1.7 from 1.9.

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