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(Posted August 17, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

New York, NY, August 16, 2005 - The launch of the slapstick comedy
Night Court on TV Land scored double-digit ratings and delivery gains
for the network, up +100% in rating and +127% in delivery among the
network's core Adults 25-54 audience for the network's 48-hour
marathon beginning Saturday, August 13 at 6 a.m. (ET/PT).

Launching on Saturday, August 13 at 6 a.m., Night Court averaged a
0.6/583,000, up +100% in rating and +127% in delivery among its core
A25-54 demo over last year. TV Land drew +79% more viewers than last
year, averaging 948,000 total viewers.

A staple in NBC's "Must-See TV" line-up of the '80s, the series
premiered on January 4, 1984.  The show centers around a Manhattan
Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Harold T. Stone, (Harry
Anderson) a very unique magistrate with an unorthodox style. Unlike
other judges, Harry's motley crew of clerks, District Attorneys, magic
tricks and bad jokes tend to follow him to the bench. He is joined by
Dan Fielding (John Larroquette), the prosecuting attorney with an
amazing conviction record and a sex life to match; Bull Shannon
(Richard Moll), the 6' 8", bald bailiff whose bark was worse than his
bite, but not by much, Mac Robinson (Charles Robinson), the sensible
court clerk and Selma Hacker (Selma Diamond), the short, elderly,
raspy-voiced bailiff with a dry sense of humor. After the passing of
Selma Diamond in real life, the show added the character of Roz
Russell (Marsha Warfield) as the manipulative bailiff who never
hesitated to express her opinion and public defendant Christine
Sullivan (Markie Post) as Harry's , off-again love interest.

Now seen in over 85 million U.S. homes, TV Land's program mix features
popular dramas, sitcoms, westerns, Retromercials and a TV-referential
interstitial environment, all programmed with a specific audience in
mind - the first generation of Americans to grow up watching
television and features all-time Classic hits like All in the Family,
I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, The Carol Burnett Show and

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, mtvU, VHI, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, MTV INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 12 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

Source: TV Land

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