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'A CURRENT AFFAIR' DOMINATED NEWS MAGAZINE PROGRAMS AND WIDENED ITS LEAD OVER 'HARD COPY' & 'INSIDE EDITION' IN FEBRUARY SWEEP SYNDICATION RACE

'A CURRENT AFFAIR' DOMINATED NEWS MAGAZINE PROGRAMS AND WIDENED ITS LEAD OVER 'HARD COPY' & 'INSIDE EDITION' IN FEBRUARY SWEEP SYNDICATION RACE
 NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Nielsen Syndication Service ranking reports, released today, for the February sweep, Twentieth Television's "A Current Affair" won the syndicated news magazine race and increased its substantial lead over Paramount's "Hard Copy" and King World's "Inside Edition."
 The GAA national Nielsen sweep results show "A Current Affair" averaged an 8.8 rating, "Inside Edition" got a 7.1, "Hard Copy" received a 6.1 and the newcomer from Tribune Entertainment "Now It Can Be Told" earned a 3.8.
 The ratings for top-ranked "A Current Affair" gained 16 percent over the broadcast's February '91 sweep average of 7.6. And while the lower-ranked news magazines all managed to show year-to-year improvement as well, "A Current Affair" opened up an even wider lead on the field than it had last year.
 In February '91, "A Current Affair" only lead "Hard Copy" by 2.4 rating points and "Inside Edition" by 1.6. Now, the "A Current Affair" margin of victory is 2.7 rating points over "Hard Copy," 1.7 over "Inside Edition" and 5.0 over "Now It Can Be Told."
 In terms of percent, "A Current Affair" has a 24 percent ratings advantage over "Inside Edition," a 44 percent advantage over "Hard Copy" and a 131 percent ratings advantage over the new "Now It Can Be Told."
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 /CONTACT: Jeff Erdel of The Erdel Public Relations, 212-332-0548, for Current Affair/ CO: Fox Channel 5 ST: New York IN: ENT SU:


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