SOURCE: Radar Entertainment

September 25, 2007 09:00 ET

Radar Entertainment: The Jury Is Out and the Early Results Are In

Radar Entertainment's "Jury Duty" Is a New First-Run Hit!

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - Radar Entertainment, home of first-run syndicated strip "Jury Duty," has accomplished what any distributor hopes for in week one: ratings growth from a) the lead-in programming average, and b) the recent or year-ago time period average. Referred to by The Hollywood Reporter as "shockingly watchable, an entertaining blend of grass-roots judicial and the broadly camp," "Jury Duty," hosted by Judge Bruce Cutler, has netted the following positive early rating results.

"Jury Duty" - New York/WCBS - 4:30 a.m.
Up 60% from Sept. 2006 & Aug. 2007 - #1 in it's time period

"Jury Duty" - Los Angeles/KCAL - 1:00 a.m.
Up 50% from Sept. 2006

"Jury Duty" - Chicago/WCIU - 9:00 a.m.
Up 18% from the lead-in
Up 33% from Sept. 2006 with a 1.6 Rating - #3 in its time period

"Jury Duty" - Dallas/KTXA - 9:00 a.m.
Up 50% from the lead-in
Up 20% from Sept. 2006

"Jury Duty" - Atlanta/WUPA - 12 p.m.
Up 150% from Sept 2006

"Jury Duty" - St. Louis/WRBU - 12 p.m.
Up 17% from lead-in
Up 250% from Aug. 2007 and Sept. 2006

"Jury Duty" - Raleigh-Durham/WRAZ - 11:30 a.m.
Up 20% from Sept. 2006 with a 1.6 Rating

"Jury Duty" - Albuquerque/KASY - 12:30 p.m.
Up 33% from lead-in

"Jury Duty" - Jacksonville/WJXT - 1 p.m.
Up 7% from lead-in with a 1.6 Rating

Source: Nielsen Media Research metered market data, Monday, Sept. 17
through Friday, Sept. 21, 2007.

About Radar Entertainment

Radar Entertainment, headed by CEO Vincent Dymon, recently announced the formation of distribution arm Radar Distribution, naming industry veterans Ernest Cartwright and Mark Robbins as co-presidents of the new unit. On the development slate for fall 2008 is at least one companion court strip for "Jury Duty," a motivational talk show themed hour, and a late night variety series. "Jury Duty," meanwhile, will be delivered free to the websites of its affiliated stations though the TitanCast player, the first of many original projects positioned on the Internet. For more information, visit www.juryduty.tv.

Contact Information

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