ABC Family scores with teens

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Finally, ABC Family can report some good ratings news.

After one week on the air, the network's new afternoon teen block is scoring with
fickle teen viewers.

The block -- anchored by two originals, The Brendon Leonard Show and
Switched -- averaged a 1.3 rating with teens 12-17, up 86% from the
previous four weeks, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Overall, the teen shows, which run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., averaged a 0.5
rating, up 25%.

In May, ABC Family averaged a 0.5 rating in prime, off 29% from a year before. Last week, though, ratings perked up to a 0.7 average.