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Sunday, August 26, 2007
Well, the jury is in, or rather the overnight Nielsen numbers are, for Court TV’s debut of “Star Jones.” And the verdict is good for the prosecutor turned TV talk-show host. In its 3 p.m. ET time slot Monday, the premiere attracted some 452,000 total viewers. At first blush that doesn’t look like bragging rights, but remember we’re talking about daytime viewing in the month of August.
Actually, that’s a great number for a daytime premiere airing during the doldrums of August, and it represents substantial growth for the hourlong time period Star now graces. Compared to the prior four weeks for that time slot, total viewers zoomed up by 137 percent. The demos look good too, up 124 percent for adults in the 25-54 demo, and up 105 percent for women 25-54. [SOURCE]

The key will be if she can sustain the momentum once other daytime shows return from hiatus and the fall seasons begin. I have watched most of the episodes and I think the show is alright. It clearly has to find a good groove, but it's a solid show. One thing that bothers me is that, even though she has lost 2 Nicole Ritchies worth of weight, she still breathes heavy like she's still carrying those pounds...