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ABC Fills 8 Simple Rules Hole

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Now that ABC has aired all three of John Ritter’s last episodes of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
, the network will fill the Tuesday 8 p.m. slot for the next three weeks with one 8 Simple Rules
repeat, an episode of According to Jim
and Halloween special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
.

A news special on Ritter’s life and his final three episodes of 8 Simple Rules
have earned huge ratings for ABC in the half-hour and boosted its overall ratings on the night.

Last Tuesday night, the show scored a 7.1 rating/21 share, making it the highest-rated show in adults 18-49, with 17.7 million viewers tuning in. That gave the network second place for the night behind Fox’s coverage of the Major League Baseball playoffs.

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