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Following Regis Philbin’s highly rated farewell from his longtime show, its ratings are up from the year-ago period.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ratings for “Live With Kelly” have dropped from the high set by “Live With Regis and Kelly” with Mr. Philbin’s farewell in November. But the show is doing better with Ms. Ripa and guest hosts than the show did in the comparable period last year.

Looking at the period since Mr. Philbin left, “Live” is up 12 percent year-over-year among all viewers from Nov. 21 through Dec. 11, according to the Times.

The weeks with Ms. Ripa and guest hosts, such as Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris and Josh Groban, also outperformed the show’s average for the current TV season before Mr. Philbin’s departure, the paper said.

Judge upholds producer’s extradition on murder charge

A Los Angeles federal judge on Wednesday upheld former reality show producer Bruce Beresford-Redman’s extradition to Mexico to face charges in his wife’s death.

According to the Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez wrote that there are many pages of competent evidence supporting prosecution claims that the producer killed his wife during a family vacation in Mexico last year.

The Emmy-nominated producer of “Survivor” has been jailed in Los Angeles since November on a fugitive warrant.

His attorneys filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus in August arguing that his detention was not supported by facts in the case. Judge Gutierrez disagreed, saying all evidence points to a homicide committed by Mr. Beresford-Redman.

If there are no further appeals, U.S. Attorney’s spokesman Thom Mrozek said Mexico’s extradition request would be submitted to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for final disposition.

If he is convicted of aggravated homicide in Mexico, Mr. Beresford-Redman faces 12 to 30 years in a Mexican prison.

• Compiled from Web and wire service reports.