New Wed. NBC shows trail ABC

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ABC's new "Dharma & Greg," trounced Wednesday night's debut of NBC's "Built to Last" in the national ratings, according to Nielsen Media Research. "Dharma" did an 11.5 rating/18 share; "Built" pulled an 5.6 rating/9 share. ABC's returning "Spin City" beat NBC's new "Tony Danza Show," with an 8.9 rating/15 share vs. a 7.5 rating/13 share. And the season premiere of "Ellen" on ABC drew an 8.6 rating/13 share, losing out to a special hour of "3rd Rock From the Sun," which did an 11.2 rating/17 share.

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