Despite ratings that rank it in fourth place in the 7 p.m. ratings race, behind "People's Court," "Wheel of Fortune" and "Cheers," KUSI-TV (Channel 51) is pleased with "The Cosby Show," which entered syndication last year with unprecedented hoopla. "We're relatively happy," Channel 51 General Manager William Moore said. "It strengthened our whole block," anchored by "Night Court" at 7:30 p.m. Moore said his station didn't pay the inflated prices paid in many markets for rights to the series, which obviously has worn out its welcome with the American public.
Twenty-seven million starving talking heads in the world and Channel 8 hires ex-Charger Hank Bauer to do sports. His over-anxious, inarticulate on-air persona brings new clarity to derogatory characterizations of "ex-jock sportscasters."