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Doctor on critical list

11/12/2000 07:00:00 PM Eastern

The CBS O & Os have downgraded
Dr. Laura

from afternoon time periods to 2 a.m. slots, intensifying speculation that the strip won't be around for a second season. Effective Nov. 13, stations bumping
Dr. Laura

are WCBS-TV New York, KCBS-TV Los Angeles, WBBN-TV Chicago, KYW-TV Philadelphia, KPIX-TV San Francisco, KTVT-TV Dallas and KEYE-TV Austin.

While some stations haven't nailed down their new schedules yet, shows looking to gain from
Dr. Laura
's loss are CBS Enterprises/King World syndicated strips
Curtis Court

and
Martha Stewart Living
.

More bad news:
Dr. Laura

also got whacked to bad time periods at WKMG-TV Orlando, KUSI-TV San Diego and WAGA-TV Atlanta. For the week ended Oct. 22,
Dr. Laura

posted a 1.4 household rating, placing her near the bottom of all talk efforts.

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