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WB premieres score well

Both Popstars
and claymation series Gary & Mike
made strong midseason debuts on Friday, Jan. 12. The WB's Popstars, almost a female version of ABC's Making the Band, averaged a 4.4 rating for its one-hour 9 p.m. ET/PT premiere, according to Nielsen Media Research metered-market data. Gary & Mike
(8-8:30 p.m. ET/PT) delivered UPN's highest time-period ratings ever in total teens (2.7 rating/10 share), male teens (3.2/12) and female teens (2.3/9).