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Roughly a month into the new fall season, following the departures of “Insider” co-anchor Kevin Frazier and “Extra” personality Maria Menounos — both shows are suffering ratings dips compared to the same point last season.
Season to date, “The Insider” — which replaced Frazier with Louis Aguirre, the co-anchor of Miami entertainment show “Deco Drive” — has averaged a 1.2 household rating, placing it in 7th place among the magazine shows and down 14 percent compared to this point in the prior season. The total viewership numbers tell a similar story, with the show suffering a 16 percent slump compared to the prior season, from 1.943 million to 1.638 million, at the same point last year.
However, Frazier’s move to “Entertainment Tonight” hasn’t led to a corresponding ratings bump for his new home. While holding first place among the magazine shows — a position it’s maintained for 950 consecutive weeks — season-to-date “ET” is down 9 percent, with an average 3.2 million household rating. In total viewers, “Entertainment Tonight” — which over the summer saw the departure of Rob Marciano, who moved on to “Good Morning America” — is also down 9 percent season-to-date.
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Second-place “Inside Edition” is holding steady season-to-season with an average 2.8 household rating, with a minor uptick in total viewers for 4.070 million. TMZ, in third place, is also running even versus last season, with a 1.9 rating and 2.732 million total viewers.
“Access Hollywood,” in fourth place so far this season, is even versus last year with a 1.7 rating and slightly ahead in total viewers with 2.478 million. “Extra,” meanwhile, which welcomed new hosts Tracey Edmonds and Charissa Thompson following Menounos’ departure — had a 6 percent dip in ratings with a 1.5 and was steady in total viewers with 2.14 million.