New Shows Blaze Away

Umstead, R. Thomas
July 2007
Multichannel News;7/9/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p8
The article cites cable's early-summer original-series programs that produced more ratings hits than misses in the U.S. The mini-series "The Starter Wife," launched by USA Network on May 31, 2007, averaged a 3.0 household rating and 3.7 million viewers over its six-episode run. Reality series "Ice Road Truckers" is a surprise hit for The History Channel, pulling 2.9 million viewers in its July 1 episode. TNT's "The Closer" also gained a 6.8 rating and 8.8 million viewers from its last season.


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