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‘Toothless’ smiles

Disney movie wins key demos for Alphabet

“Toothless,” the first original telefilm to bow in ABC’s newly revived “Wonderful World of Disney” family movie showcase, took a bite out of the Alphabet web’s competition in its Sunday timeslot.

“Toothless,” which starred Kirstie Alley in a lighthearted romp about a dentist-turned-tooth fairy, won its 7-9 p.m. timeslot in adults 18-49, kids and teens, although it came in second to CBS’ “60 Minutes” and “Touched by an Angel” in households.

Final national ratings won’t be available until today, but according to Nielsen’s “fast nationals” survey, “Toothless” averaged an 8.4 rating and 14 share in households and a 5.1 in adults 18-49.

As expected, the second installment of “The Wonderful World of Disney” was down 13% in households and 20% in adults 18-49 from last week, when the family film showcase was re-inaugurated with the broadcast TV debut of Disney’s 1995 theatrical hit “Toy Story.”

As usual, CBS won the night in households with an 11.1/18, powered by “60 Minutes” (10.8/20) and “Touched by an Angel” (12.9/20). NBC and ABC tied for first place in the adults 18-49 demo derby with a 5.0, followed by CBS’ 4.7, and a 4.2 for Fox, which bumped its regular Sunday night lineup for coverage of the baseball playoffs.

The second outing of NBC’s new Jenny McCarthy sitcom posted double-digit week-to-week declines despite the lack of competition from Fox’s usual 8:30 p.m. timeslot winner, “King of the Hill.” “Jenny” built slightly on its “Men Behaving Badly” lead-in, but remained in last place among the Big Four in its time period with a 7.3/11 in households.

“Jenny” ranked third (ahead of baseball on Fox) in adults 18-49, with a 5.1, marking an 11% slide from its premiere week showing in that key demo.

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