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Rob Nelson down for the count?

Twentieth Television's new talker, The Rob Nelson Show, is officially on hiatus
until the results of November sweeps come out next week, but sources indicated that
the show is done.

No matter how long Twentieth waits for sweeps ratings, they are unlikely to
be higher than a 1.0, where Nelson has hovered since its premiere in

And at least one Fox owned-and-operated station has already scrapped the show: WTTG (TV) in
Washington, D.C., replaced Nelson with Paramount Television's Judge Joe Brown
in early November.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.