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Ratings: Heather Locklear's return boosts 'Melrose Place' -- just a bit

November 18, 2009 | 11:23 am

Melrose
It's not much of a comeback story, yet.

Heather Locklear's heavily hyped return to The CW's remake of "Melrose Place" did provide a bump in the ratings -- but it was nowhere near as big a bump as the flailing series needs.

Tuesday's episode drew 1.54 million total viewers, according to overnight estimates -- and indeed, as small as that tally is, it's up 20% from the week prior and the show's best delivery since Oct. 6. "Melrose" also saw upticks in women 18-34 (1.6/4) and women 18-49 (1.1/3).

By way of comparison, lead-in "90210" delivered 2.1 million total viewers and far better demos in women 18-34 (2.3/6) and women 18-49 (1.5/4).

-- Denise Martin

Photo credit: The CW

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