Nothing's settled yet, but they're thinking of "CBS This Morning" as the name of that CBS News two-hour morning show that debuts Nov. 30 ...

Meanwhile, Mariette Hartley, cohost of the ill-fated "Morning Program," which the news show will replace, bid an early adieu on yesterday's show ...

She had a chance to start work tomorrow in Savannah on a theatrical film, "1969," in which she costars with Bruce Dern, so CBS let her out of the rest of her contract ...

She said her farewells at the top of the broadcast and then ended the show by calling on various crew members to take a bow and introducing her 9-year-old daughter Justine. Mariette's husband Patrick Boyriven watched her final live appearance from the "green room," where guests usually wait to go on the broadcast ...

We haven't seen the last of Mariette on "The Morning Program," however. She's taped a five-part series on "How to Stay Married" that runs all next week, and she's got interviews with Kenny Rogers and Linda Gray still to be aired before the Nov. 27 finale ...

Mark McEwen, the weatherman, fills in today, and then Sandy Hill will join Rolland Smith as cohost for the last 12 broadcasts ...

NBC will make a four-hour miniseries from San Francisco newspaperman Randy Shilts' best seller, "And the Band Played On," which takes a cold look at how politicians and the medical establishment have confronted the AIDS epidemic ...

The Jets-Seahawks game Monday night scored a 14.4 Nielsen rating and a 25 percent audience share on Channel 7 as the conclusion of "The Billionaire Boys Club" on Channel 4 swept the night (each local rating point represents 15,851 TV homes) ...

That left Part I of "Hoover vs. The Kennedys: The Second Civil War" on Channel 5 with a mere 7.2/11 Monday night ...

Incidentally, the WTTG miniseries "Shaka Zulu" finished its five-night run Friday with a 12.2/20, which gave it a 13.9/22 average for the week. "Shaka" finished second for its 8 to 10 p.m. time period just behind ABC programming on Channel 7 for the five evenings, the latter's average bolstered by the Giants-Cowboys on Monday a week ago ...

Thought for Today

A confidential network study of primetime series on all three networks over the past eight years shows that 71 percent of new shows introduced don't make it through the first season ...

Nine percent last a full year; 1 percent have a two-year run; 4 percent make it for three years; 2 percent for four years; 3 percent for five years; and 10 percent last more than five years ...

C. Airwaves, in a particularly philosophical mood after taking a day off, was contemplating those depressing figures yesterday after learning that ABC Entertainment had confirmed his recent Rumour du Jour that Steven Bochco has signed to create, develop and produce 10 TV series exclusively for the network over six years, with three more years on a nonexclusive basis, starting in July of next year ...

Bochco has won eight Emmy awards and is known as the creator of NBC's "Hill Street Blues" and the co-creator of NBC's "L.A. Law" and ABC's new "Hooperman." We've heard it's the best TV deal ever made out in La-La Land and includes exclusive syndication rights for any of his new series through the first 66 programs (or three years' worth) before ABC even gets a piece of the rerun action ...

On the downside of the deal, Bochco's forte is his hands-on approach to a nicely crafted series, not running a factory a la Aaron Spelling ...

NBC executives will be flying out to Maui at the end of the week for a four-day meeting under the palms with the affiliates' board of governors ...

ABC News medical correspondent George Strait has signed a long-term contract with the network ...

CBS News announced yesterday that Bernard Goldberg, who works out of Miami as a national correspondent for "CBS Evening News," has been named a full-time correspondent for the new "48 Hours" broadcast, which premieres on a weekly basis early next year. Goldberg's the first correspondent named to the new series ...

We keep hearing "48 Hours" is headed for 9 p.m. Saturdays, just ahead of CBS News' "West 57th," which would hand a two-hour headache to Kim LeMasters now that he's been named CBS Entertainment president and has full responsibility for pulling the network out of an already disastrous Saturday night ratings slump (see below) ...

Also at CBS News, "Face the Nation" executive producer Karen Sughrue announced yesterday that Karin Pratt, formerly an associate producer on the program, has been named producer, replacing Jeanne Edmunds, who has left to pursue independent projects ...

Denise Li, formerly of CBS News "Nightwatch" and the USIA, comes aboard as an associate producer ...

Is it time to break up "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather?" ...

For the seventh week in a row, CBS has won the network news race with a 12.3 Nielsen rating and a 22 percent audience share. "ABC World News Tonight With Peter Jennings" was second for the fourth week in a row with 11.1/20 while "NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw," which owned first place for almost a year, finished third with a 10.6/19, its lowest share since the week ending Aug. 30, 1985 ...

Barbara Walters starts her 12th year of ABC specials Dec. 8 with guests Eddie Murphy, Sean Connery and "Miami Vice" star Don Johnson. Johnson begins his appearance by warbling "Amazing Grace" a cappella. When he gets a look at last week's ratings (below) perhaps Don might like to make that "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" ...

tvrate 1 31.4The Cosby Show48NBC2 29.7A Different World45NBC3 26.0Cheers40NBC4 24.0 60 Minutes38CBS5 23.3Growing Pains35ABC6 23.1The Golden Girls41NBC7 22.3Murder, She Wrote34CBS8 22.1Who's the Boss? 34ABC9 22.0Echoes in/Darkness II33CBS10 20.7Billionaire Boys Club34NBC11 20.4Beverly Hills Buntz34NBC12 19.9Moonlighting31ABC13 19.1Amen35NBC14 18.7L.A. Law32NBC15 18.2ALF27NBC16 18.1My Two Duds27NBC17 17.7Family Ties27NBC18 17.5 227 31NBC 17.5NFL Giants/Cowboys30ABC20 17.3Hunter34NBC 17.3Dallas29CBS

Season leader NBC won the seventh week of the new season with a 15.7 rating and a 26 share, compared with a 14.1/23 for CBS and a 12.6/21 for ABC ...

CBS, still in third place in season-to-date but catching up with ABC, won Monday, Friday and Sunday nights, while number one NBC took Thursday and Saturday and ABC Tuesday and Wednesday ...

ABC's "Dolly," preempted in both the New York and Boston markets Sunday night when ABC stations elected to carry the ESPN broadcast of the Giants-Patriots NFL game, slipped from a 12.6/19 the previous week to a 12.0/18, to tie for 40th ...

On Friday night, NBC's "Miami Vice" dropped from 32nd the week before to 50th, which probably explains why its competition on CBS, "Dallas," returned to the Top 20 ("Shaka Zulu" on Fox stations in New York, Washington and Chicago Friday night might also have had something to do with it) ...

In other highlights and lowlights for the week ending Nov. 8, CBS' "Kids Like These" finished in a tie for 24th, the Saturday premiere of ABC's "Sable" was 56th and another ABC newcomer, "Pursuit of Happiness," tied for 67th, and a spot in the Final And Otherwise All-CBS Saturday Night Five for the week ...

Which also included "West 57th," tied for 67th, along with "My Sister Sam," in 69th, followed by "Everything's Relative" and "Leg Work," dead and we mean dead last in 71st place. The last three series were pulled by the network last week ...

Among the primetime soaps, following "Dallas," "Knots Landing" was 28th, ABC's "Dynasty" was 30th and "Falcon Crest" was 31st ...