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LOS ANGELES TIMES FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2000 F27oc TODAY ON TV CHANNELS Los Angeles 90 KVEA (Tele) 23 Orange County BO KOOC (Ind.) 56 D KCBS CBS) 02 HlKJLAlnd.25 tlKNBC(NBC04 EDKlCS(Edu.17 BKTLAIWBI05 GB KRCA (Ind 1 20 DKABCIABCI07 Palm Springs 0KCAllnd.O9 36 KMIR (NBC) 04 m KTTV (Fox) 11 42 KESQ (ABCI 7, SBKCOPIUPN) 13 25 US KSCI (Ind ) 18 ca..aBarhflra S3 KWHY (Ind ) 22 CW BtO KCET PBS) 28 3 KtYI (AbLIU E KPXN (PAX) 30 San Bernardino 03KMEX(Uni.)14 24 VCR (PBS) 24 EE KTBN (Ind.) 40 Ventura County 0D KOCE (PBS) 50 63KADY (UPN) 16 Cable Services A&E 39 ESPN 34 MTV 48 AMC 35 ESPN2 84 NICK 38 BET 57 FAM 47 SCI-FI 87 BRVO 54 FNC 91 SHOW 41 CNBC 31 FSN 27 SUND 36 COM 79 FSN2 59 jj CSPN 29 FX 89 CMAX 45 HBO 33 r CNN 42 HIST 30 luu fo DSC 37 IFC 21 52 DISN 53 LIFE 46 USA 44 El 63 MSNBC 90 VH1 62 Use numbers after call letters to set VCR Plus. Where there are two numbers, repeat the procedure. (R) in the grid, denotes a repeat program. TV RATINGS ITVY) All Children ITVY7) Directed to Older Children (TVY7-FVI Directed to Older Children; FantasyViolence (TVGI General Audience (TVPGI Parental Guidance (TVI 4) Parents Strongly Cautioned (TVMAI Mature Audiences Only ID) Suggestive Dialogue (L) Coarse Language (S) Sex (V) Violence Movie Ratings A CLASSIC FIRST RATE FLAWED: HAS MOMENTS DESPERATION TIME Morning 7:00 a.m. fl KCBS The Early Show 47552 tl KNBC 36 KMIR Today 32620 13 KTLA Morning News 92026 U KABCI3I KEYT42I KESQ Good Morning America 87194 CO KTTV Good Day L A 23910 SB KCOP63I KADY Doug 17484 m KWHV El Desvan del Tio Ivan m KCET Barney (TW (R) 73620 H3 KPXN Employment Television B3 KMEX jDespierta America! 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Host Regis Philbin said the "Millionaire" team knew a "stunt program" would eventually come along that might beat "Millionaire," but he still managed to get in a shot at "Survivor," noting that once he finally saw it he was expecting more than "throwing spears at a banana," adding: "It's not for me." Davies said he considered whether minting too many millionaires might devalue the show but decided the current rate is right. With all the effort that contestants go to in order to get on, he said, "I have to produce a show where contestants have a fighting chance." As to the low number of minority contestants, Davies said he remains "disappointed, concerned and frustrated" but noted that the blind call-in qualification process for selecting candidates had been scrutinized and no solution was found. The producers have discussed ways to recruit minority and female players, and Davies did note that more women have been getting into the show's "hot seat." Davies also said celebrity episodes of the program would return in November. By ELIZABETH JENSEN TIM liS STAFF WRITER NEW YORK Add two more millionaires to the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" club, and they couldn't come at a better time. The ABC program, which is taped in advance, said it had two top-prize winners in the space of a week (the first, Kim Hunt, a math teacher from Collierville, Tenn., won Thursday night). That brings its total to six, out of about 250 total contestants in the course of its first 1 1 months on the air in the U.S. Producer Michael Davies, announcing "another two American lives changed for the good" at a New York press conference, said the new winners provide some dramatically emotional moments, as well as a chance for a "call out to our regular viewers" at a time when they may not be tuning in to each and every episode of what is currently a three-night-per-week show, soon to be four nights a week in the fall. The show, Davies said, is undergoing an "interesting transition. We were an event program. Now 'Millionaire' is becoming a regular television series. We're not the massive thing, totally different, totally reinventing television. That mantle has been passed on." RADIO Tips for Today 9:30-10 p.m., 2:30-3 a.m. Dragnet: High school students arc suspects in a string of robberies (originally broadcast July 19, 1951), KNX (1070). 10 p.m.-mldnlght Cleveland Orchestra: William Steinberg conducts Brahms (3rd Symphony; Piano Concerto No. 1, pianist Maurizio Pollini); Sainl-Saens, Dvoriik, KM.T-I:M (105.1). 1 1 p.m.-mldnlght lazz Set With Branford Marsalis: "l.ouis Armstrong: One Hundred Years," tribute by the Carnegie Hall Jazz Hand, KLON-FM (88.1). Drama-Comedy-Family 9-9:30 p.m., 2-2:30 a.m. The Lone Ranger: "Foxfire" (originally broadcast Dec. 7, 1955), KNX (1070). 10:06-1 1 p.m. Radio Hall of Fame Hour: episodes of "Boston Blackie" (1946) and "The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show" (1948), KNX (1070). Classical 8-9 a.m. Commuter Classic: Mendelssohn ("Hebrides Overture," Hanover Band), KMX.T-1:M (105.1). 10-11 a.m. Morning Symphony: Michael Daugherty ("Metropolis Symphony," Baltimore Symphony), KCSN-FM (88.5). 7-8 p.m. Symphony at Seven: Borodin (1st Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic), KMZT-FM (105.1). Country-Folk-Jazz-Pop 5-10 a.m.-Charlle Tuna, KLAC (570). 9 a.m.-noon Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCHW-l'M 89.9). lOa.m.-l p.m.-Global Village, KP1K-1M (90.7). 7-9 p.m. Madly Cocktail, lounge music, KCSN-FM (88.5). 7-11 p.m. lazz on the Latin Side, with lose Rizo, K1.0N-FM (88.1). Rock-Urban Noon-l p.m. Noon-Time Disco Workout, KBKi-FM (104.3). 7-8 p.m.-'70s al 7, KCMG-l'M (92.3). 7- 8 p.m. Old School Block, urban oldies, KKHT -l'M (100.3). 8- 9 p.m. Mix-Down, rap, hip-hop, KKHT-FM (100.3). 8-9 p.m. Demolisten, KXI.U-I'M (88.9). Radio Having posted its worst ratings in 40 years; the station looks for ways to restore its prominence on the airwaves. Around the Dial By T.L STANLEY SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Struggling talk radio staple KABC-AM (790) may be in for a make-over of Madonna-sized proportions. Just because the station doesn't play pop music doesn't mean it can't take a cue from the queen of reinvention, says its recently named program director Erik Braverman. "It's a matter of staying in touch with what the times are telling you, as Madonna has been so adept at doing," said Braverman, who, at 30, is a 13-year talk radio veteran who has been an on-air reporter, a producer and programmer. "You have to evolve." Executives at Disney-owned KABC have reason to be introspective. The station finished the recent Arbi-tron ratings for January through March with its worst showing in 40 years, a 1.9 share of the listening audience. By May, soon after the numbers were released, KABC's program director of two years, Drew Hayes, left. His departure followed a series of on-air shake-ups this spring liberal comic Stephanie Miller was ousted over "creative differences" ("I was creative, they weren't," she said on her way out), and conspiracy theorist and late-night host Art Bell retired. Radio talk show veteran Michael Jackson, now at competitor KRLA-AM (1100), had made an exit shortly after Hayes arrived. Braverman, who has been at KABC four years and in his new job a few days, says "everything is under review. There's no magic formula to fix a radio station. You need to use your research and your gut, and combine it with good programming and talent." It's still to be decided what changes might take place in the station's talent or program lineup, but Braverman said the tweaking will begin before the fall Arbitron ratings. Marketing, both on- and off-air, will intensify around that time, aiming at the core 35-to-64-year-old AM talk radio listener. On the talent side, mainstays Larry Eldqr and Dennis Prager, the station's top-rated personalities, will remain at the center of the lineup. Other strong performers likely to stay: Al Rantel, Mr. KABC (Marc Germain) and John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou ("The John & Ken Show"). As a first step in trying to reverse the slide in listeners, the station's on-air promotional spots have been revamped, dropping their former self-effacing, tongue-in-cheek approach and adopting a no-nonsense tact that emphasizes history and reliability.." The image campaign was created after KABC'S te -cently conducted research project found that listeners associate the station with a balance of opinion and informed on-air personalities, said Braverman,. who heads research for KABC and its sister stations1 Radio Disney and KLOS-FM (95.5), an area he' wilh keep under his purview. ' "So many people grew up (listening to this sta-" tion," Braverman said. "They knew they could hear' the latest news, they'd hear from newsmakers 'arid-community leaders, and they'd get dialogue from'aH points of view. We'll respect and embrace that his-' tory." There is much for the station to overcome. KABC, whose line-up includes talk stalwart Paul Harvey,' Web maven Matt Drudge and feminist attorney Glo- ria Allred, faces its most keen competition from the nearly dozen other talk stations available in Los Angeles, whose hosts range from local talent to the big syndicated powerhouses such as Howard Stern, Don, Imus, Dr. Laura and Rush Limbaugh. Its chief rival is top-rated talk station KFI-AM (640), with a 3.5 share of the listening audience, or roughly 60,000 listeners', per quarter hour in the most recent ratings period,,, almost double KABC's average of 33,200. , t While other AM radio is the most direct competition, Braverman also sees TV news as a threat, " and a bigger one than the Internet, which he says can " complement radio because people often use both media concurrently. , ' ., Another major challenge: good times. . I With a strong economy, low unemployment and , optimistic consumers, there isn't as much demand for talk radio these days as there was in years past. But the genre still has a place, says Braverman, who . started in sports talk when he was a 17-ycar-old high, school junior in his native I louston. . . "Listeners aren't quite as angry as they were in the late '80s and early '90s," Braverman said. "But large numbers of people still use talk radio to become n-' formed, because they might not have time to read the ' papers or watch the news everyday. They also turn t6 it for entertainment, and we can't forget that's part of our mission." ' ' ' Though he will aim for a dramatic turnaround, Braverman says it can't happen overnight. "It's not like an accounting job where you have to go from red to black in six months," he said. "It's much more subjective. The question we'll keep having to ask is, 'Are we on the right track?' " Prime-Time TV Rankings No Summertime Blues for 'Survivor,' 'Millionaire' The windup to the long Fourth of July holiday weekend didn't produce the usual ratings swoon for the broadcast networks, which continue to receive a lift from so-called reality programming, based on viewing estimates issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. With "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" in reruns, CBS' summer series "Survivor" received the most votes from the Nielsen judges, topping the prime-time standings for the second straight week despite the first week-to-week audience decline since the program's May 31 premiere. CBS attributes the dip in part to lower viewing in the opening hour of prime time due to Daylight Savings Time, noting that more people watched the final portion National Nielsen Viewership of "Survivor" when one "contestant" gets the boot than in any of the previous installments. . . ABC's two-hour Peter Jennings special "The; Search for the Historical Jesus" also found a receptive audience, delivering the network's highest rating for a documentary since 1993. As a sign of "Millionaire's" ratings trajectory, meanwhile, the reruns are drawing more viewers than they did when they originally were broadcast in August. Although "Survivor" is attracting young viewers to CBS generally an older-skewing network so far the program has short coattails. The network still ranked third last week among adults age 18 to 49. - BRIAN LOWRY Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (June 26-July 2) as compiled by Nielsen Media Research. They are based on the average number of people who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen estimates that there are 260 million potential U.S. viewers age 2 and older. Viewership is listed here in millions. -. ' Net- View ' Net- View- Net- View-Program work ere Program work era 1. Survivor CBS 23.98 I. ' i -;;': """ '""' "" 2. Millionaire (Tue.) ABC 18.45 'f 14jrt 3. "Search for Jesus" ABC 16.56 f 4. Million. (Thu., 9:30) ABC 16.48 I '""C, 5. Million. (Sun., 9:30) ABC 16.35 J 1 6. Every.Ray. (Wed.) CBS 14.03 jf'r " : j 7. Millionaire (Thu., 9) ABC 14.00 I , 1 8. Millionaire (Sun., 9) ABC 13.65 jC j 9. Law & Order NBC 12.42 f 10. Every. Loves Raymond CBS 12.29 jt ' f 11. The Practice ABC 1188 00" 4 K 12. 2020 OOMftM ABC 11.68 I V O. Dateline NBC (Tue.) NBC 11.61 14. King ol Queens (Wed.) CBS 1159 15. EH NBC 1144 16. Becker CBS 1130 17. 48Houis(Mon.) CBS U02 18. 60 Minutes II CBS 11.00 ' 1 19. Fnends nbc 1055 Peter Jennings 20. 60 Minutes CBS 1048 21. Frasier NBC 10.21 Providence NBC 6.28 22. 2020 (Fn.) ABC 10.19 68. MY.0B. NBC 6.18 23. Dharma&Greg ABC 10.15 69. Beyond Belief: FanFiction FOX 6.16 24. JudgingAmy CBS 9.91 70. PJs FOX 6.12 25. 2020 (Wed.) ABC 9.90 71. Whose line Is It? (Wed.) A8C 6.05 26. West Wing NBC 9.65 72. Making the Band ABC 601 27. la S Order: SVU NBC 9.48 73.. That'70sShow ABC 5.87 King of Queens (Mon., 8:30) CBS 9.48 74. America's Most Wanted ABC 5.85 29. "StaiGate" NBC 9.10 75. Dateline NBC (Sun.) NBC 5.75 30. Diagnosis Murder CBS 9 09 76. Titus FOX 5.70 31. Whose Line Is It? (8:30) ABC 9.00 77. Profiler NBC 562 32. JAG CBS 889 78. Cops (8:30 p.m. FOX 546 33. US Order (Mon.) NBC 8.80 79. "Ace Ventura'' NBC 5 32 34. Touched by an Angel CBS 8.74 "Shama Twain" CBS 5 32 35. Just Shoot Me NBC 8.70 81. Cops FOX 521 36. "Vanished" ABC 8 60 82. Making the Band (9 p m.) ABC 5.10 King ol Queens CBS 8 60 83. Falcone CBS 503 38. Dateline NBC (Mon.) NBC 8.56 84. TheX-Files FOX 5 01 39. 3rd Rock From Die Sun NBC ' 8.49 85. Boy Meets Wodd ABC 4.98 40. Dateline NBC (Fri.) NBC 845 86 Sabnna. Die Teenage Witch ABC 4.96 41. To Guys and a Girt (9:30) ABC 8.41 87. Ally McBeal FOX 4.80 42. The Drew Carey Sno ABC 8.28 88. Veronica's Closet NBC 4.74 43. "Besl Fnends lor Life" CBS 8 17 89. King of the Hill FOX 4.70 44. Third Watch NBC 8.07 90. Suddenly Susan NBC 4 59 45. Diagnosis Murder (9 p m. CBS 8 04 91. "TV Guide. . Sitcoms 3" FOX 4 26 46. "Tidal Wave: No Escape" ABC 7.91 92. Futurama FOX 4.25 47. "Pepsi 400" CBS 7 89 93. 7lh Heaven WB 3.71 48. Spin City ABC 7 75 94. Angel WB 3.05 49. "To Brave Alaska" ABC 7.74 95. The Steve Harney Show W8 2 96 50. Will & Grace NBC 7.73 96. The Paters UPN 2.96 51. Dateline NBC (Wed.) NBC 7.31 97 Cnar m 2.91 52. "Dukes of Hanard" CBS 7.18 98 star Trek: Voyager UPN 2.87 53. WWFSmackdownl CBS 709 99. The Paters (Mon.) UPN 2.85 54. "Kiss cJ Death" FOX 6.95 100 Buffy. the Vampire Slayer WB 2 69 55. Whose line Is It? ABC 6.94 101 Steve Harvey (8:30 p m ) WB 264 56. Family Guy (8 pm.) FOX 688 102 Malcolm Eddie UPN 2 60 57. The Simpsons FOX 6.76 103 Dawson's Creek (9 p m.) WB 2.56 58. 48 Hours CBS 6.75 104 Grown Ups UPN 2.54 59. "Animal Rescues 3" FOX 6.71 105 The Jamie Fon Show (Sun.) WB 2.49 60. NVPOBlue ABC 6 69 106. Fo, Your love WB 2.38 61. Family Guy FOX 6.56 107 The Jamie Foo Show WB 2.31 62. Malcolm in the Middle FOX 6.55 108 7m Heaven Beginnings WB 2.25 63. Drew Carey Show (8 p.m.) ABC 6.48 0g 7pays uphl 215 64. NYPD Blue (Sal) ABC 6.32 m p, m 2 00 65. Greed FOX 6.31 ln Bo5we WB 196 66. PJs 2 (9:30 p.m.) fOX 6.28 ll2. Dawson's Creek WB 195 Program work era 113. Secret Agent Man UPN 189 114. For Your Love (Sun.) WB 182. 115. Steve Haivey Show (Sun.) WB 181- 116. Mission Hill (Sun.) WB H9 117. Shasta UPN 1 39 118. Dilbeit UPN 1.33 119. I Dare You! UPN 1.28 120. The Strip UPN 1.18 Cable Top 10 Here are Nielsen's top 10 cable pr,o grams in prime time last week, also ranked by total viewers (in millions). Net. View-Program work en 1. Wrestling (Mon., 10 p.m.) USA 9 46 2. Wrestling (Mon, 9 pm) USA 76U 3. Wrestling (Mon , 8 p m.) TNT 4 jfJv 4. Wrestling (Sun., 7 p m.) USA 341"". 5. Real World MTV 3 S3' 6. Wrestling (Wed , 9 p m.) TBS 299. 7. Walker, Teas Ranger USA 2J5 8. Wrestling (Wed., 10p.m.) TBS 2.88"- 9. South Parti ComC 284 10. Wtestling(Mon.,9p.m. TNT 2 84 ' Network Averages Here is the number of viewers that each network averaged per hour of prime' time, for last week and for the season. Last SeasoA week to date ABC 10.02 million 13.65 ; CBS 9.36 12.09 NBC 8.19 11.97 ; FOX 5.88 8.58 UPN 3.04 3.87 . WB 2.48 3.46 1 Southland Viewing : Here are Nielsen's Top 10 prime-time programs in the Los Angeles area during the same week. The rankings are based ori the number of households watching. Program Sit- Houfe., Hon holoV Suivivor "The Search for Jesus" Millionaire (Thur. 9 30 p m.) Millionaire (Tue., 9 p.m.) 2020 (Fn.) Dateline NBC (Tue.) Millionaire (Thur, 9 p m.) Millionaire (Sun., 9 30 p m ) The Practice 2020 Downtown Law & Order KCBS KABC KABC KABC KABC KNBC KABC KABC KABC KABC KNBC 732,858 659.5J2 638,63 601.9W 581.0J2 549,644" 544,469 539.14 497.2J7- 492.02 492,062 News updated more often than L.fl.'s area codes. mm

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