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Danza Takes Bigger Bite of Apple

Buena Vista Television's Tony Danza Show -- the only one of five new syndicated talk shows already renewed for year two -- is demonstrating some ratings firepower in the nation's top market and Danza's hometown.

In the first week of the February sweep in New York, the show averaged a 3.8/14, winning its 10 a.m. time slot on WABC, up 19% in rating and four share points over the time period performance last February (Wayne Brady).

Over the past 10 weeks, the show has averaged a 3.5/12 in the Big Apple.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.