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Fox ‘Paradise’ blooms

Auds home in on 'Hotel'

HOLLYWOOD — Enough viewers checked into Fox’s “Paradise Hotel” to make its premiere a winner Wednesday night, while the WB’s surfing show “Boarding House: North Shore” delivered modest numbers in its bow.

According to Nielsen, the dating show “Paradise Hotel” (7.28 million viewers overall) averaged a 3.7 rating/11 share in 18-49 to win the 9 o’clock hour, topping ABC’s repeat comedies (3.3/10) and the second hour of NBC’s fading “Fame” (2.9/9).

Checking in

“Paradise” built on ill-matched lead-in “American Juniors” (3.3/11 in A18-49, 7.74m) and then grew a bit more on the 9:30 half-hour (4.0/12 vs. 3.5/11). Best scores came among the youngest of adults, a 15 share in adults 18-34 and a 17 share in women 18-34.

“Paradise” is skedded to run Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.

As for “Juniors,” its first 30-minute results show performed pretty well, edging out a repeat of the Alphabet’s laffer “George Lopez” (3.1/10 in 18-49) for the 18-49 lead in the slot. It’s airing in the same time period in which Fox’s “American Idol” results shows aired from January through May.

Reality wave

At the WB, “Boarding House,” which chronicles the lives of seven professional surfers as they compete in the water and share the same digs, settled for a 1.2/4 in adults 18-49 and a 1.5/5 in adults 18-34, placing fifth for its hour in the latter. It ran third in teens (1.3/6).

Net will repeat each episode of “Boarding House” the following Sunday at 9.

As for “Fame,” a special two-hour episode managed a 2.6/8 in adults 18-49 and 6.68 million viewers overall, placing third in the demo with each half-hour. After bowing with a 13 share May 28, the talent show has slipped in subsequent weeks to an 11, 9 and 8.

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