Geraldo At Large, Twentieth Television’s syndicated news magazine, is making a big splash in New York City on WNYW, beating Katie Couric in the adult 25-54 demo at 6:30pm. for the month of October. He also beat Couric at 6:30pm in Detroit on WJBK in that same demo (it helps to note that Couric’s news show airs on a station — a network O&O with NO LOCAL NEWSCAST.)
Meanwhile Rachael Ray’s syndicated show from King World was the top-rated new talk show for the week at 2.0. A distant second was Telepictures’ (or Warner Bros., or Lorimar, or whatever they are calling themselves this week) Dr. Keith Ablow with a 1.0 rating.