The Paris News from Paris, Texas on February 23, 1985 · Page 30
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The Paris News from Paris, Texas · Page 30

Paris, Texas
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Saturday, February 23, 1985
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nw 'Hollywood Wives' fails to score high ratings By FRED ROTHENBERG AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The failure jof Hollywood Wives to ring up blockbuster ratings shows that future miniseries may have to offer more than mere sex, sin and scandal to attract the discriminating viewer faced with a potpourri of choices, network officials say. "These things go in cycles," said Mike Eisenberg, CBS' director of audience measurement. "But the one thing that goes through my mind is that sexy type films, like Hollywood Wives, are the kind that are on all the time on pay-cable." Eisenberg added that "the excellent miniseries will continue to do well, but not that many people will make a commitment to mediocre shows. People are more selective and have more alternatives to be selective with." Hollywood Wives, ABC's lavishly trashy miniseries about some of Hollywood's beautiful people, performed solidly, finishing as the week's No. 7 show, but it did not live up to many expectations and could not prevent the third-rated network from another last-place finish. The first installment of Hollywood Wives had a 22.0 rating and a 33 share on Sunday night, according to figures released Tuesday by the A.C. Nielsen Co. CBS, which won Sunday (with its regular series) and four other nights, was the top-rated network for the week of Feb. 11-17 with an average prime-time rating of 18.2. NBC, with The Cosby Show No. 1 for the third consecutive week, was second with a 16.2. ABC had a 15.3. With nine weeks left in the 30-week prime-time season, the ratings are: CBS-17.2, NBC-16.3 Top 20 NEW YORK (AP) - Here are the top 20 rated televisions programs as compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Co. for the week of Feb. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking anal with season-to-date ranking in parentheses. An "X" in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentation. 1. (3) The Cosby Show, NBC. 2. (1) Dallas, CBS. 3. (7) Family Ties, NBC. 4. (4) 60 Minutes, CBS. 5. (1) Dynasty, ABC. 6. (6) Simon & Simon, CBS. 7. (X) Hollywood Wives, Part 1, ABC. 8. (18) Kate&Allie, CBS. 9. (15) Cheers, NBC. 10. (26) The Atlanta Child Murders. Part 2 — CBS Tuesday Night Movie. 11. (9) Knots Landing, CBS. 11. (5) TheA-Team, NBC. 13. (14) Murder, She Wrote, CBS. 14. (18) Newhart, CBS. 15. (12) Magnum, P.I., CBS. 16. (21) Webster, ABC. 17. (9) Falcon Crest, CBS. 18. (25) Night Court, NBC. 19. (11) Hotel, ABC. 19. (20) The Fall Guy, ABC. Automobile Special 5 Lines, 5 Days '5.00 Call 785-5538 and ABC-15.6. CBS estimates that ABC would have to beat NBC by an average of 1.6 rating points a week to tie NBC, while NBC would have to beat CBS by an average of 2.1 rating points a week to tie CBS. One rating point equals 1 percent of the nation's 84.9 million TV homes. A share measures, on average, the percentage of sets turned on that are tuned to a par- ticular network. In ABC's bid to prevent its only third-place finish in a decade, the network has scheduled several special-event programs, but none was more highly touted than Hollywood Wives. "We forecast it would get a 40 share," said Eisenberg. "It's certainly not going to do that, and that's got to hurt." Gerald Jaffe, NBC's vice presi- dent for research projects, said he forecast that Hollywood Wives would attract 37 percent (share) of the viewing audience, and "it must be a tremendous disappointment for them." "The levels are not very much off what we had hoped," said Marvin Mord, ABC's vice president for marketing and research. "We were not as optimistic as the other networks. We were looking for levels in the mid-30s, slightly higher than what we got. But remember, that was in a very competitive time period, and Hollywood Wives was still the leader by a significant amount." NBC's Sunday movie, Hitler's SS: A Portrait in Evil, ranked 39th for the week, while CBS' Crazy Like a Fox and Trapper John, M.D., finished 28th and 38th, respectively. These Popular Paris Restaurants Invite You To Come Dine With Them Soon BONANZA FAMILY RESTAURANT SUNRISER CHINA STAR RESTAURANT WAFFLES - STEAKS - EGGS BURGERS - SANDWICHES Lynette Invites you out to her "No Frlllt Lunch". Just free smiles - good service & good food. Chicken Fry.,, Ranch Steak Chapped Sleik Ribeye ,•" Lunch Special 2** Dinner Special 4" Sunday Lunch Buffet (AH You Can Eat) 3 s " >*2.29 (S«l«d ft Soup not Included) Offer Good Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 4 PM Serving 24 Hours For Carryout Orders Call 785-9149 or 785-8934 2 LOCATIONS Clarksvllle St. & Collegiate 2880 N. 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