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LOS ANGELES TIMES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3. 1999 F11 TODAY ON TV Prime-Time TV Rankings CHANNELS Lot Angel et Orange County 0 KCBS (CBS) 02 aKN6CNeC04 a KTLAWB05 , D KABC (ABC) 07 B KCAl(lnd.09 ,01 KTTV (Fox 1 1 DO KCOPIUPN) 13 CO KSCI(lnd.)18 rSKWHYlnd.22 BO KCET (PBSI 28 BD KPXN (PAX) 30 EQKMEX(Uni.)14 BD KTBNlnd.)40 HDKOCEPBS)50 Si KVEATele.)23 E3 KD0C(lnd.)56 m KLCS(Edu.)17 ffl KRCA(!nd.)20 Palm Springs '36 KMIR (NBC) 04 .4ZKESQIABQ7.25 Santa Barbara i3:KYT(ABC07 San Bernardino 24 KVCR (PBS) 24 Ventura County 63KA0Y(UPN16 Cable Service . A&E 39 E! 63 SCI-FI 87 AMC 35 ESPN 34 SHOW 41 ' BET 57 ESPN2 84 TBS 43 i BRVO 54 FAM 47 TCM 88 CNBC 31 FSW27 TLC 51 COM 79 FX 89 TMC 58 ! CSPN 29 HBO 33 TNN 49 CMAX 45 HIST 30 TNT 52 CNN 42 LIFE 46 USA 44 I DSC 37 MTV 48 VH1 62 DISN 53 NICK 38 WGN 55 Use numbers after call letters to set VCR Plus. Where there are two num- bers. repeat the procedure. A indicates advertisement. . (R in the grid, denotes a repeat pro- gram. Movie Rating! ACUSSIC .. FIRST RATE 1V FLAWED: HAS MOMENTS V DESPERATION TIME TV RATINGS (TVY All Children (TVY7) Directed to Older Children (TVY7-FV)0irected to Older Children; Fantasyviolence (TVG) General Audience (TVPG) Parental Guidance (TV1 4) Parents Strongly Cautioned (TVMA) Mature Audiences Only ID) Suggestive Dialogue (I) Coarse Language (S) Sex (V) Violence MORNING ;7:00 a.m. H KCBS News DKNBC 36 KMIR Today . Billy Crystal; Mark Wahlberg. 52241 ' El KTLA Morning News 90425 il KABC 3 1 KEYT 42 KESQ Good Morning America w Whoopi Goldberg; women's health (Part 3 of 5: our daughtersour- , selves; child-proofing a home. 85593 El KCAL Hercules 34883 ;DJ KTTV Good Day LA. 25135 . tHKCOPPokemon 50680 - S3 KWHY Business News , 24 KVCR Time to Grow HD KCET Barney (TVY (Repeat) 74864 - BD KPXN Employment Television S3 KMEX iDespierta America I HD KTBN Rod Parsley 03 KOCE Voices in Democracy -ESKVEARocko 27932 ;03KDOCNews --HDKLCS learning English EEKRCAIsia de Jordan .63 KADY Bloomberg Information TV A&E The Equalizer ' CNBC Market Watch 21 796 " CSPN House of Representatives , ' 6547222 . " DISN Aladdin (TVY) E! Homes With Style (TVG) , ESPN SportsCenter ESPN2 Cory Everson's Gotta Sweat FAM Pee-wee's Playhouse (TVY) FSW Fox Sports News. FSW2 Funk AerobicsBody Conditioning ;:fxmashitvpgi 'm HBO The Country Mouse and the City i Mouse Adventures (TVY) HIST Movie "Guilty or I.. Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case" (19751 (3 hr.l 824845 LIFE Denise Austin's Fit & Lite (TVG) MTV MTV News Link (TVPG) NICK Tiny Toon Adventures 892661 SCI-H Forever Knight (TVPG) SHOW Movie "Bad Company" (19721(1 hr. 33 min.) 1926680 TBS Little House on the Prairie TCM Movie "Babes on Broadway" (1941) 5369339 TLC The Big Garage (TVY) TNT CHiPs (TVPG) WGN BatmanSuperman (TVY7-FV) 7:30 a.m. tl KCAL 63 KADY Doug IB KCOP Jumanji (TVY7) 7971 5 D3 KSC1 Iran-Sima (Farsi) 57574 E8 KWHY Business News 24 KVCR Time to Grow 50 KCET Zoboomafoo (TVY) 93999 EE) KTBN Marilyn Hickey S3 KOCE America Sews EB KVEA Aventuras en Panales B3KDOCFutarikko(7:40) 03 KLCS Putting English to Work GS KRCA Emergencia AMC Movie "Unconquered" (19471(2 hr. 30 min.) 322241 DISN Timon & Pumbaa (TVY) E! Homes With Style (TVG) ESPN2 BodyShaping FAM All Dogs Go to Heaven (TVY7) FSW Fox Sports News FSW2 Forever Young FX MASH (TVPG) HBO Babar (TVY) LIFE Denise Austin's Daily Workout MTV MTV Jams Countdown (TVPG) NICK Rocko's Modern Life 81 1796 TLC Jay Jay the Jet Plane (TVYI TMC Movie "Sticky Fingers" (19881(1 hr. 28 min.) 645999 WGN BatmanSuperman (TVY7-FV) 8:00 a.m. B KCBS This Morning Florence Henderson; fax myths; employee privacy. 85951 0 KCAL Beast Wars (TVY7) 39864 EKCOPMummiesAlrve (TW7) 79406 B3 KWHY Business News 24 KVCR About Your House With Bob Yapp ED KCET Storytime (Repeat) 64338 EE) KTBN Kenneth Copeland 02 KOCE Simply Painting Around the World: Watercolours 09 KVEA Pistas de Blue 03 KDOC Robert Tilton S3 KLCS Reading Rainbow 64390 S3 KADY Hercules 62116 A&E Murder, She Wrote BET Jam Zone BRVO Inside the Actors Studio (TVPG) Sidney Lumet. 19701 16 CMAX Movie "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969) (2 hr. 3 min.) 351864 COM Dr. Katz (TVPG) DISN Goof Troop (TVY E! Image Awards: Behind the Scenes ESPN SportsCenter ESPN2 Sports Basketball Big East Tournament: Notre Dame vs. Seton Hall. 4909661 FAM Bad Dog (TVG) 655067 FSW Fox Sports News FSW2 Fox Sports News FX MASH (TVPG) HBO Movie "Picture Perfect" (19971(1 hr. 40 min.) 9528086 LIFE Designing Women (TVPG-D) NICK Charlie Brown 488357 SCI-H Dark Shadows (TVPG) 1376116 TBS Andy Griffith (TVG) TLCPappyland(TVY) TNT CHiPs (TVPG) USA Major Dad (TVG) WGN Andy Griffith (TVG) 8:30 a.m. H KCAL Field Trip ITVY7) 381 35 03 KCOP Bloopy's Buddies 78777 ES KWHY Business News 24 KVCR Tots TV 38999 HD KCET Arthur (TVY) 63609 EE) KTBN Lifestyle Magazine 472796 S3 KOCE Teletubbies 774574 EB KVEA Jumanji 30357 03 KLCS Cursive Handwriting; Math for Primary (8:45) GSKRCAAFIor de Piel 96999 63KADYDuckTales94715 CNN CNN & Company 614672 COM The Daily Show (TVPG) DISN 101 Dalmatians (TVY) FAM Bobby's World (TVYI 654338 FSW Gilad's Bodies in Motion FXMASH(TVPG) LIFE Designing Women (TVPG-D) NICKRugrats SCI-FI Dark Shadows (TVPG) 1308715 SHOW Movie "1776" (19721 (2 hr. 21 min.) 351 79574(8:351 TBS Andy Griffith (TVG) TLCSkinnamarinkTVITVY) USA Major Dad (TVG) WGN Andy Griffith (TVG) 9:00 a.m. B KCBS Martha Stewart Living Gen. Colin Powell. 83357 f3i KEYT Regis SKathie Lee 99593 EI KNBC 36 KMIR Leeza (TV1 4) Amazing acts caught on tape. 9135 B KTLA Sally Jessy Raphael (TV14) Cheating lovers. 22845 D KABC 42 KESQ Regis & Kathe Lee Barbara Walters; Reese Witherspoon; hidden cameras. 40241 DKCAL63(ADYTheNevvlywedGarne DO KTTV I Love Lucy AS KCOP NewsRadio (TVPGI QDKSCIICan Doltl EH KWHY Business News 24 KVCRWimzie's House 12951 53 KCET Barney & Friends 47661 EE) KTBN Dr. Cherry EE) KHSC Take Care of Yourself 03 KOCE Instructional TV 03 KVEA Ely Ella 97777 03KDOCLifein the Word 03 KLCS Teams CSS KRCA A Flor de Piel 70951 A&E Northern Exposure (TVPG) CNBC Power Lunch 80951 CNN Newsday COM Movie 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" (1984) (2 hr.) 465871 5 DSC Assignment Discovery (TVG) DISN Sing Me a Story: With Belle (TVY) E! Dear John (TVG) ESPN SportsCenter FAMMorkandMindy(TVG) FSW American Health and Fitness FSW2 Funk AerobicsBody Conditioning FX Picket Fences (TVPG-DSV) LIFE Katie Brown (TVG) 64 1 864 MTV Music Videos (TVPG) NICK Kipper 461680 SCI-H The Twilight Zone (TVPGI TBS Matlock TCM Movie "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" (1947) 7601154 TLC A Wedding Story (TVG) TMC Movie "The Horseman on the Roof" (19951 864796 TNN America's Country Hits (TVG) TNT Our Family Honor(TV14) USA The Jeff Foxworthy Show (TVPG) VH1 Back to Back Videos (TVPG) WGN Matlock 9:30 a.m. El KCAL Real TV (TVPGI Q) KTTV I Love Lucy EH KCOP Martin ES KWHY Business News 24 KVCR Once Upon a Tree 30845 50 KCET The Puzzle Flare (TVY) 98883 EE) KTBN Dean and Mary Brown 03 KLCS 3-2-1 Classroom Contact (9:45 GSKRCATresPatines 63 KADY The Dating Game BRVO Movie "The Great Waldo Pepper" (1975) 197280 CNN Burden of Proof 725390 DISN Winnie the Pooh (TVY E! Mysteries & Scandals (TVPG) FAM The Knock Knock Show 378406 FSW2 Forever Young HBO Movie "Bad Medicine" (1985) (1 hr. 38 min. 16262777 (9:451 LIFE New Attitudes (TVPGI 374680 NICK Blue's Clues SCI-FI Beyond Reality (TVPG) TLC Slice of Life (TVG) TNN Woman's Day With Phyllis George (TVG) 401 116 USA Something So Right (TVPGI 10:OOa.m. B KCBS The Price Is Right (TVG) DKNBC 36 KMIR Roseanne 48048 El KTLA Sally Jessy Raphael (TV1 4) Snooping wives. 79932 B KABC 3 KEYT 42 KESQ The View Fashion designer Marc Bauwer; actor Ryan Pbillippe. 44488 0 KCAL Maury (TVPG) 19574 ED KTTV Andy Griffith DO KCOP 63 KADY Judge Joe Brown EB KWHY Business News 24 KVCR Creative Living 50 KCET Sesame Street 82883 S3 KMEX Maite EE KTBN Behind the Scenes; John Avanzini; Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (10:15) EH KHSC Living Well With Sobakowa 03 KVEA Con fodo el Alma 35951. 03 KLCS Challenge of the Unknown EE KRCA Cine AMC Movie "The Flame of New Orleans" (1941) 652593 A&E Law & Order (TVPGI CMAX Movie "Beetlejuice" (1988)11 hr.32min.)7161406 CNN CNN Today DSC Home Matters (TVG) DISN Bear in the Big Blue House (TVY) E! Jessica Hahn: The E! True Hollywood Story (TVPG-S) ESPN Sports Basketball Big East Tournament: Boston College vs. Syracuse. 795048 ESPN2 NBA 2Night FAM The 700 Club FSW2 Fitting It In FX Beverly Hills. 90210 (TVPGI HIST Assassinations That Changed the World (TVPGI LIFE Party of Five (TV14-L) NICK Little Bear 198357 SCI-H Time Trax (TVPG) TBS Hunter TLC Reunion (TVG) TNN Crook & Chase (TVG) 3951 1 6 TNT In the Heat of the Night (TVPG-VI USA The Single Guy (TVPG) VH1 Women First (TVPG) WGN News 10:30 a.m. ID KTTV Andy Griffith IB KCOP Judge Joe Brown S3 KWHY Business News; Health News (10:50) '24 KVCR Sewing With Nancy EE) KTBN Casey Treat 03 KDOCFroozles (TVG) 338796 03 KLCS The Art Maker; Tracks: Impressions of America (1 0:45) DISN Out of the Box (TVY) ESPN2 NBAs Greatest Games NICK Franklin 467864 TLC Reunion (TVG) USA Boston Common (TVPG) VH1 Pop-Up Video (TVPG) 11:00 a.m. B KCBS The Young and the Restless (TV14I33116 tl KNBC News El KTLA Judge Mills Lane B KABC: 3 KEYT Port Charles (TVPGI 72154 El KCAL Jerry Springer 39338 ED KTTV Grace Under Fire EB KCOP Jenny Jones (TVPG-LI 55135 53 KWHY Business News; California Stocks (11:201 ;24KVCR America Sews 50 KCET The Big Comfy Couch 78970 53 KMEX Maria Jose 53777 :36 KMIR The People's Court EE KTBN James Robison 42 KESQ Howie Mandel 86609 EE) KHSC The Jewelry Box 03 KVEA Perro Amor 45628 03 KDOC Southland Today (TVG) 03 KLCS Using Maps, Globes, Graphs, Tables, Charts and Diagrams; Taxes in U.S.History(11:15 A&EMcCloud - CNBC Street Signs COM Saturday Night Live (TV14) DSC Lynette Jennings Housesmart DISN Madeline (TVY) El Miss World: Behind the Scenes ESPN2 NBAs Greatest Games FAM All New Captain Kangaroo (TVY) FX Beverly Hills, 90210 (TVPG) HIST Mike Wallace (TVPG) LIFE Chicago Hope (TVPG-VI MTVLoveline(TV14-D) Kelly Rutherford. 460208 ' Please see TV LOG F12 NBC Enjoys a Sweeps Tea Party With 'Alice' NBC cemented victory in the February rating sweeps with Sunday's telecast of "Alice in Wonderland" and another strong showing from its Thursday lineup, based on results for last week issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. Although sweeps don't officially conclude until tonight, when ABC seems assured of a big audience for its Monica Lewinsky interview, NBC holds an insurmountable lead over second-place CBS thanks in part to the finishing kick from "Alice," its latest big-budget fantasy. Starring Tina Majori-no, the three-hour production sank the premiere of Disney's "The Little Mermaid," coming through the looking glass with this season's highest National Nielsen Vlewership rating for a single-part TV movie despite the fact roughly a quarter of the audience tuned out before it ended. CBS received a major boost from the Grammy Awards, while "Dateline NBC" televised its own interview coup with Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who has accused President Clinton of sexual assault. "Dateline" drew nearly 14 million viewers but finished well behind the Grammys. "ER" experienced only minor complications after Dr. Ross checked out, with the first post-George Clooney episode dropping 15 compared to the previous week's heavily promoted installment. BRIAN LOWRY Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (Feb. 22-28) 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 256.6 million potential U.S. viewers age 2 and older. Viewership is listed here in millions. Program work it 1. ER ABC Iu26 2. Friends NBC 26.02 3. Frasier NBC 25.57 4. "Alice in Wonderland" NBC 25.32 5. Grammy Awards CBS 24.88 6. Jesse NBC 21.82 7. Touched by an Angel CBS 21.54 8. Veronica's Closet NBC 19.89 9. 60 Minutes CBS 19.86 10. Home Improvement ABC 19.18 11. "And the Beat Goes On" ABC 18.03 12. Ally McBeat FOX 16.94 13. The X-Files FOX 16.74 14. "Too Rich. . .Doris Ouke" CBS 16.67 15. JAG CBS 16.37 16. The Practice ABC 15.97 17. Spin City ABC 15.25 18. Everybody loves Raymond CBS 15.12 19. TheHughleys ABC 14.84 20. Nash Bridges CBS 14.80 21. "Shocking Behavior on Tape" FOX 14.74 22. NYPD Blue ABC 14.42 "Behind the Mask" CBS 14.42 24. 2020 (Mon.) ABC 14.34 25. Walker, Texas Ranger CBS 14.19 26. Providence NBC 14.18 27. Dateline NBC (Wed.) NBC 13.83 28. law & Order NBC 13.55 29. Becker CBS 1331 30. Just Shoot Me NBC 13.25 31. The Drew Carey Show ABC 13.08 32. Diagnosis Murder CBS 12.92 33. Candid Camera (9:30 p.m.) ' CBS 12.72 34. Candid Camera CBS 12.70 35. 2020 (Fit) ABC 12.43 36. 2020 (Sun.) ABC 12.41 37. The Simpsons FOX 12.40 Cosby CBS 12.40 39. "The Nutty Professor" FOX 12.35 40. Dharmas Greg (8:30 p.m.) ABC 12.15 41. "Surviving Moment ot Impact 3" FOX 12.14 42. Dharma&Greg ABC 12.12 43. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ABC 12.07 44. Willi Grace NBC 11.85 45. "Soap Opera Awards" NBC 11.81 46. King ol Queens CBS 11.79 47. KidsDam. Things (8:30 p.m.) CBS 11.76 48. That '70s Show FOX 11.73 49. 2020 (Wed.) ABC 11.69 50. Martial law CBS 11.51 51. Whose line Is It Anyway? ABC 11.47 52. Dateline NBC (Tue.) NBC 11.16 53. 48 Hours (Mon.) CBS 11.08 KldsSaytheDamdestThings CBS 11.08 55. Guinness World Records FOX 11.04 Net- Vim- Program work vt 56. Mad About u NBC 1102 57. "The little Mermaid" ABC 10.66 58. Two Ola Kind ABC 10.57 Sabrina, Teenage Witch (8 p.m.) ABC 10.57 Early Edition CBS 10.57 61. The Pretender NBC 10.46 62. Suddenly Susan CBS 10.38 63. 7th Heaven WB 1030 64. Turks CBS 1026 65. "Seven" FOX 1025 66. NewsRadio NBC 10.15 67. Brother's Keeper ABC 10 02 68. Sports Night ABC 988 69. 48 Hours CBS 9.86 70. Cops (8:30 p.m.) FOX 9.82 71. "Borderline" NBC 9 81 72. "Up Close and Personal" ABC 9.53 73. PJs FOX 9.29 74. 3rd Rock From die Sun NBC 9.25 75. Melrose Place FOX 923 76. Profiler NBC 855 77. Cops FOX 832 78. America's Most Wanted FOX 830 79. King of trie Hill FOX 7.88 80. "lance Burton's Magic" NBC 7.68 81. Saturday Night Live (8 p.m.) NBC 7.56 82. World's Funniest! FOX 7.07 83. Vengeance Unlimited ABC 6 69 84. Buffy. the Vampire Slayer WB 650 85. "Waiting to Exhale" ABC 6.14 86. 7tii Heaven Beginnings WB 5.36 87. Charmed WB 498 88. Felicity WB 496 89. Star Trek: Voyager UPN 4 .85 90. Sister, Sister WB 4.45 91. The Steve Harvey Show WB 4.27 92. Dawson's Creek WB 4.22 93. Smart Guy WB 4.21 94. The Wayans Bros. W8 4.20 95. The Jamie Fon Show WB 4.16 96. Moesha UPN 4.01 97. For Vour love WB 3.69 98. Between Brothers UPN 3.22 99. Dilbert UPN 3.13 100. Clueless UPN 3.03 101. Zoe, Duncan. Jack S Jane WB 2.99 102. 7 Days UPN 2.94 103. Unhappily Ever After , WB 2.92 104. Malcolm & Eddie ' UPN 2.88 105. Hyperion Bay WB 2.42 106. "Escape From Mars" UPN 2.15 107. The Sentinel UPN 1.99 108. Love Boat: The Next Wave UPN 1.73 109. Dlresta UPN 1.53 110. Legacy UPN 1.37 by total viewers (in millions). Program work trt 1. Wrestling (Mon., 9 p.m.) USA 6.41 2. Wrestling (Mon,, 10 p.m.) USA 6.17 3. WresUing (Mon., 8 p.m.) TNT 5.80 4. Wrestling (Mon., lutp m.) TNT 5.20 5. Wrestling (Mon.. 9 p.m.) TNT 4.82 6. "Sister Act" TBS 4.58 7. Wrestling (Thur., 9 p.m.) TBS 4.08 8. Wrestling (Sun., 7 p.m.) USA 4.02 9. "Lansky" HBO 3.80 10. Rugrats NICK 3.73 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 Season week to date CBS 15.46 million 13.34 NBC 14.85 12.85 ABC 11.90 12.12 FOX 11.41 11.32 WB 4.93 4.65 UPN 2.61 2.77 Southland Viewing Here are Nielsen's Top 10 prime-time programs In the Los Angeles area during the same week. The rankings are based on the number of households watching. Cable Top 10 Here are Nielsen's top 10 cable programs in prime time last week, also ranked Sta- How- Program Hon holds 1. Grammy Awards KCBS 1,068,101 2. Frasier KNBC 955.129 3. Fnends KNBC 919.183 4. Ally McBeal KTTV 893,507 5. 60 Minutes KCBS 883,237 6. "Alice in Wonderland" KNBC 837,021 7. ER KNBC 831,886 8. Jesse KNBC 816,481 9. The X-Files KTTV 790,805 10. "And the Beat Goes On" KABC 749,725 RADIO Tips for Today 11 a.m.-l p.m. Performance Today: "Happy Birthday Bedrich Smetana" (11 a.m. -noon), "Musical Chairs: The Logic Behind a Symphony's Seating Plan" (noon-1 p.m.), KCSN-FM (B8.5). 4-8 p.m. Duffy and Co.: Dr. Patrick Glynn, author of "God: The Evidence" (5-6 p.m.), KKLA-FM (99.5). 7-9 p.m. The Record Shelf: Interview with baritone Bryn Term, KCSN-FM (88.5). 10-11 p.m. Arts in Review: Interviews with comedian Sammy Shore, actor-director Joe Bologna, KPFK-FM (90.7). Classical 8- 9 a.m. Commuter Classic: Mozart (Divertimento No. 3, Brandenburg Collegium), KKGO-FM (105.1). 9- 11 a.m. Morning Symphony: Weill (2nd Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic), KCSN-FM (88.5). 10:45 a.m. -noon Masterpiece of the Day: Beethoven (7th Symphony, Northern Sinfonia of England), KKGO-FM (105.1). Sports 7:15-10 p.m. Pro Basketball: Phoenix Suns at Lakers, KLAC (570). 7:30-10:30 p.m. Pro Hockey: Kings at Mighty Ducks, KRIA (1110), XTRA (690). Talk-Interview 9-11 a.m.-Talkof the City, KPCC-FM (89.3). 9 a.m.-noon Dennis Prager, KABC (790). 9 a.m.-noon Rush Limbaugh, KFI (640). Lewinsky Continued from Fl anonymously. Spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said ABC still hasn't ruled out subsequent legal action. In a statement, the network said it "deeply regrets that someone illegally obtained a portion of the unedited version" of the interview and gave it to the Daily News. "Our editorial process has been compromised by the illegal and irresponsible actions of some unknown person. Every news organization has the right to determine , whether to publish, when to publish and how much to publish of interviews or other information it has gathered. We will pursue all appropriate legal avenues to determine who was responsible for the theft and to ensure that appropri-ate action is taken." Daily News executives declined immediate comment. ABC told people in the industry that the high-quality tape was likely leaked by a disgruntled employee who is a member of the National Assn. of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians. NABET and ABC have been locked in a several-month battle over a new contract, and last week the network went ahead and implemented the new contract, over NABET objections, ' after declaring negotiations at an ! impasse. A NABET spokeswoman ; said "the union had absolutely nothing to do with this." ABC's '.' Murphy said the network "doesn't i want to point fingers at anyone," but she noted that only a small ; number of people have access to ' the material. I Last week, the Washington Post ; also printed a number of juicy mo-; ments from the interview, sup-i plied, the paper said, by someone I who had been in the room when ! the sit-down took place. ; ' ABC is counting on a large viewer ; turnout, which would give the net-. work a much-needed boost for the ' last day of the February sweeps pe-riod, in which ABC is running third. J After deciding to run the interview at a full two hours, ABC began ask-' ing advertisers for $750,000 to ; $800,000 per 30-second commercial, .five times its usual ad rate. Advertising industry executives said that while several sponsors signed on at very high prices, ABC was having more difficulty selling the remaining ads at that price. ABC declined to comment. At whatever price they paid, advertisers are taking a risk: Regular network programming is sold with a guarantee that the show will reach a certain number of people or the advertiser will get free makeup ads, but the Lewinsky interview has no guarantee. The trade paper the Myers Report said ABC was estimating for advertisers that the show would draw 45 of those households watching TV tonight; many advertisers are estimating that the program will fall far short of that figure. In an era when tabloid news organizations routinely throw huge cash enticements at big interview prey, ABC News has boasted that the interview with Lewinsky was landed the old-fashioned way: ABC offered the most attractive forum and Lewinsky agreed. But without a number of unusual concessions, ABC wouldn't have gotten the interview, including the rights to the international distribution of the Lewinsky interview. Normally, ABC would sell the interview itself to news organizations worldwide, or it would have included the interview in packages of "2020" episodes it sells. Such ancillary rights have become so important in an era when networks are facing shrinking profit margins that ABC actually explored selling its Lewinsky interview internationally with a payment for the former White House intern built into the deal. But ABC ultimately backed away from it for economic reasons rather than journalistic concerns, said a person familiar with the situation. For Lewinsky, however, the international rights were worth much, much more. According to people familiar with the situation, Lewinsky's handlers were seeking a total of $1 million from the sale of the international TV interview rights and she is expected to get it under the deal that was struck with Britain's Channel Four. The channel agreed to pay Lewinsky $660,000 upfront, of which more than half was for its own interview . r by the respected interviewer Jon Snow. The remainder, according to people familiar with the situation, was an advance against whatever Channel Four could get through international sales, with Channel Four keeping 25 of those sales; with Lewinsky reaping 75, minus expenses. About 26 countries, from Australia to Turkey, have signed on. R. Bernard Macleod, managing director of Channel Four International, declined to say how much his company would make, except to call it ''the deal of the century." He also declined to discuss the arrangements with Lewinsky. ABC says it agreed to the deal because it wouldn't have been able to get the interview otherwise. "They obviously need to make money," said Murphy, adding that the arrangement doesn't violate network standards and that ABC has made a similar concession in the past when it interviewed former mobster Sammy "The Bull" Gravano and the parents of septuplets. ABC also made a number of other arrangements that maximized revenue potential for Lewinsky. It agreed to a single airing of the interview, and it agreed to limit the promotional excerpts it would put on its own air. Moreover, it agreed to give Channel Four two weeks' notice of when ABC planned to air its interview; without that notice, Channel Four could have renegotiated its own deal. Channel Four was allowed to schedule its own interview beginning one hour after ABC's. Both declined comment. To be sure, ABC's arrangement is very little compared to the other enticements reportedly thrown at Lewinsky, and other mainstream news organizations say they would agree to them, as well. Mainstream news organizations "are very mindful of the negative publicity about paying for news and are trying very hard to hold the line, and to the best of my knowledge, so far they have," says Marvin Kalb, director of Harvard's Shorenstein Center, which studies the press. "When one examines all of the lapses of journalism in the Monica episode, this is the least of them." Barbara Walters' interview with Monica Lewinsky airs on "2020" from 9 toll tonight on ABC. LPLi HBO ahmah i UNIVERSITY VILLAGE 3. Bargain Matinees $4.50 1 "Rushmore"; 2 "8mrn" UNIVERSITY VILLAGE 3, 3323 Hoover al Jltierson 3 "Payback" UNIVERSITY VILLAGE 3-213748-6321 Fri. t Sat. MirJ: L.Q. Jones "A Boy And His Dog' LOS FELIZ 1,1822 N. Vermont-323-664-2169 Dolby SR" Affliction" LOS FELIZ 2, 1822 N. Vermont-664-2169 Dolby SR "Hilary & Jackie" LOS FELIZ 3, 1822 N. 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Azusa Call Theatre For Program FOX 3, All Shows $150 Call Theatre tor Program B-f:lv':t)l:;lf:t':iH41 PLAZA 1, Newhall- 8057259-8433 "Mighty Joe Young"; "Prince Of Egypt" PLAZA 2, NewhaH-Bargain Prices "Patch Adams"; "varsity Blues" PLAZA 3. 23710 Lyons Ave.- 805259-8433 "A Bug's Life"; "Stepmom" BIANCHI PARAMOUNT 7, 7770 flosecrans "Payback'(R) BIANCHI PARAMOUNT 7 562630-SH0W "Blast From The Pasl"(PG-1 3) BIANCHI PARAMOUNT 7, 7770 Rosecrans "My Favorite Martian" BIANCHI PARAMOUNT 7, 562630-SH0W "Office Space" BIANCHI PARAMOUNT 7 "8mm" BIANCHI PARAMOUNT 7, 562630-SH0W "She's All That" BIANCHI PARAMOUNT 7, 7770 Rosecrans "Message In A Bottle" FOX CINEPLEX 1 BANNING--909849-3277 '8mm" FOX CINEPLEX 2 BANNING-60 W. Ramsey payback FOX CINEPLEX 3 BANNING-909849-3277 "My Favorite Martian RUSTIC IDYLLWILD 909659-2747 Shakespeare In Love AMERICANA 5. Van Nuys at Parthenia Uoioy Paten Adams ; Itie waterboy AMERICANA 5, 818893-6441 Dolby Stepmom ; "American History X AMERICANA 5, Panorama City ooioy Mighty Joe Young (Pti); Pnnce Of Egypt AMERICANA 5-Van Nuys at Parthenia Dolby A Bug s Lite (G); "Jack Frost (PG) AMERICANA 5-818893-6441 Dolby "The Faculty ; "Virus FIVE STAR 1, 10155 Reseda - 993-0211 Dolby SR "Elizabeth" FIVE STAR 2, Northridge uoioy bw uentrai biation sep a Bug s Lire FIVE STAR 3. Northridge uoirjybH ine mm Heo Line (H) FIVE STAR 4, 10155 Reseda - 993-0211 Dolby SR "Affliction" FIVE STAR 5, 10155 Reseda - 993-0211 Dolby SFV Ute Is Beautiful CINEMACAL CARRIAGE SQUARE -101 W. Goruales Varsity Blues (R) sep. Patch Adams CINEMACAL CARRIAGE SQUARE -101 W. Gonzales "Slepmom7sep. "At First Sight" CINEMACAL CARRIAGE SQUARE -8057485-6727 Rugrats (G); "Prince 01 Egypt CINEMACAL CARRIAGE SQUARE -805485-6727 The Faculty (R); Virus (R) CINEMACAL CARRIAGE SQUARE -101 W. Gonzales "Jack Frost": "Babe : Pig In The City" PASEO CAMARILLO, 390 N Larna-60M83-2267 "Central Station (R); "Little Voice PASEO CAMARILLO, 390 N. Larnana-80S7383-2267 Life Is Beautiful (R) PASEO CAMARILLO.390 N. Lamana-805383-2267 Shakespeare In Love (R) FILLMORE. Towne, 338 Central-524-3456 "She's All That" (PG-13): "A Bug's Life" OXNARD, Esplanade 1-805485-0201 "The Waterboy"; "Patch Adams" OXNARD, Esplanade 2. $3 Thurs.-Tues. "Prince Of Egypt"; "Rugrats" OXNARD, Esplanade 3. $2 Wednesday "Varsity Blues (R) "A Civil Action" SANTA PAULA 7, 550 W Main805933-6707 "October Sky (PG) SANTA PAULA 7, All Seats $3.50 before 6 pm Message in a Dome PH-13 SANTA PAULA 7, Program Info, 8057933-6707 omm (n) SANTA PAULA 7. 550 W Main. Opposite Vons urnce space (H) SANTA PAULA 2, All Seats $3.50 before 6pm "My Favorite Martian "(PG) SANTA PAULA 7.550 W. Main-805-933-6707 "Blast From The Past"(PG-13) SANTA PAULA 7, 550 W. Main-805933-6707 "Payback (R) REGENT WESTLAKE 1,81 8889-2388 "Gods And Monsters" REGENT WESTLAKE 2 4711 Lakeview Cyn. Rd Lira is ueautnui (Pli-ia) REGENT WESTLAKE 3,81 8889-2388 "EtizabethVsep. "Central Station" v" fe VAN BUREN. Arlinglcm-90988-2360 "8mm": "Glona" . ; i ,i ', .. ...-,( VAN BUREN, Arlington-909688-2360 "Payback"(R); "varsity Blues'(R)- VAN BUREN, Artington-S0988B-2360 ' "Message m A Bottle"

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