WESH Takes 11 p.m. in February

A nice 11 p.m. ratings win in February for my friends at WESH in Orlando. Congrats! WESH had the edge in the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers. WESH averaged 46,900 viewers to WFTV’s 42,100, WKMG’s 35,400 and WOFL-Channel 35’s 18,500.

New Orleans Ratings Race

The Times-Picayune’s Dave Walker writes today about the recently-completed November ratings period. Here’s one paragraph of note: WDSU, otherwise saddled with NBC’s mostly lame prime-time, can claim success for its new 4 p.m. newscast, growing ratings a bit in the time slot from a 3.5 average for “Judge Judy” in November 2008 to a 3.6 […]

Saints on MNF: 2nd Largest Cable Audience

The final ratings released Wednesday, according to the Times-Picayune, show the Saints/Patriots game fell just short of the record set during the October 5th MNF broadcast between the Vikings and Packers. That game drew 21.8 million viewers. Monday’s game in the Superdome attracted 21.4 million viewers. However, the Saints/Patriots game was the most-watched prime-time program nationally, […]

MNF Ratings Huge for WDSU

WDSU was the station of choice for New Orleans-area viewers to watch Monday night’s Saints/Patriots showdown in the Superdome. The game, broadcast nationally by ESPN, was shown locally by WDSU, which bought the rights to air the game. Not only did the game itself draw exceptionally well, but our pre-game and post-game shows easily outdrew […]

In the News

> Orlando Sentinel TV critic Hal Boedeker writes about WESH 2’s gains in the morning and the numbers across all dayparts. > Roger Simmons, of Orlando TV news site RogerSimmons.com, writes about the rare demo loss for WFTV and WKMG finishing in fourth place. Read more In the News.

Breaking News: WESH Tops WFTV at 6 a.m.

For the first time since February 2005, WESH 2 News Sunrise finished #1 from 6-7 a.m. in the key Adults 25-54 demographic. WFTV finished second, followed by WKMG and WOFL. Kudos to our talented Sunrise reporters, producers and crew for a job well done!