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NO HOPE FOR 'GLORIA'

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TV IS LIKE real estate: The three most important factors are location, location, location. Just ask Cynthia Stevenson and Jessica Lundy of Hope & Gloria. A top 20 show on Thursdays last season, the sitcom moved to Sundays this fall and dropped to the middle of the pack. Now NBC has shipped Hope to Saturdays, where it flopped in 88th. NewsRadio moved to Hope’s Sunday slot after Mad About You (10th) and placed 11th, beating ABC’s Lois & Clark and CBS’ Murder, She Wrote (returning to its old home for one week), which tied for 19th. Meanwhile, Montel Williams’ CBS drama, Matt Waters, premiered in 54th. And who’s the biggest star in TV movies? Brian Dennehy, whose latest Jack Reed mystery (7th) blew away Terminator 2 (14th) and Ivana Trump’s For Love Alone (59th).

TOP 15, JAN. 1-7 LAST VIEWERS* WEEK 1 37.6 ER NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 1 2 35.1 SEINFELD NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 3 3 32.2 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 4 4 28.5 CAROLINE IN THE CITY NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 6 5 27.9 FIESTA BOWL CBS, Tuesday, 8:28 p.m. – 6 27.3 THE SINGLE GUY NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. 8 7 26.8 MOVIE: JACK REED — A KILLER AMONGST US NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. – 8 24.9 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST VIDEOS ABC, Sunday, 7:25 p.m. – 9 24.2 HOME IMPROVEMENT (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 5 10 23.8 MAD ABOUT YOU NBC, Sunday, 8 p.m. – 11 21.5 NEWSRADIO NBC, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. – 12 21.3 COACH ABC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 11 21.3 FIESTA BOWL PREGAME CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. – 14 21.2 MOVIE: TERMINATOR 2 (R) ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. – 15 20.8 GRACE UNDER FIRE ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 7

TOP 15, DEC. 24-31 1 25.4 ER (R) NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 1 25.4 FOOTBALL: COWBOYS VS. CARDINALS ABC, Monday, 9 p.m. – 3 24.5 SEINFELD (R) NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 4 4 23.0 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 7 5 20.4 HOME IMPROVEMENT (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 5 6 20.2 CAROLINE IN THE CITY (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 9 7 19.9 GRACE UNDER FIRE (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 10 8 18.9 THE SINGLE GUY (R) NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. 14 9 17.6 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 27 10 17.2 FAMILY MATTERS (R) ABC, Friday, 8 p.m. 17 11 16.9 COACH (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 6 12 16.3 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 59 13 16.1 ELLEN (R) ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 28 14 15.8 ROSEANNE (R) ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 15 15 15.7 THE NAKED TRUTH (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 25

*IN MILLIONS (R) RERUN SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH