WDSU wins 6 p.m. newscast in May for the first time in decades

WDSU’s 6 p.m. newscast boasted the most-watched local weekday news at the conclusion of the May sweeps period. Here’s the write-up from NOLA.com.

Saints/Panthers posts 3rd highest rating in New Orleans history

It’s no secret that New Orleans loves to watch the Saints and Sunday night was no exception.

In the News: New Orleans’ May Ratings Results

The T-P’s Dave Walker takes a look at the recently completed May ratings period, during which all WDSU newscasts except one showed ratings gains year-to-year.

New Orleans Ratings Race: November

The T-P’s Dave Walker writes about the recently concluded November sweeps period and the continued audience decline for WWL in most time slots. Also, a look back at May’s results.

New Orleans Ratings Race: November

In the recently concluded November sweeps period, WDSU showed year-to-year growth in newscasts at 5 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. WDSU News at 4 registered a 4.6 rating, up more than a full point from last November. Here’s the full story from the T-P.

Saints on 6: Huge Ratings

Sunday night’s Lions/Saints game in primetime on WDSU was the 2nd most-watched program of the year and 7th most-watched program since New Orleans started using the overnight meter ratings system.* The household share (percentage of televisions tuned into a certain program) was 70.3. What I want to know is what the other 30 percent were […]

WDSU News: Tops at 4, 5 & 6

Wow…the key demo numbers (adults 25-54) are out for July and — according to our research department — for the first time in at least 18 years, a TV station other than WWL (CBS) won newscasts within a ratings period. That’s kind of a big deal. WDSU News at 4, 5 & 6 finished number one […]

Saints Top TV Ratings

The Saints had the highest local TV market rating of all NFL cities for 2010, according to Nielsen. The rest of the top 10 shakes out like this: Steelers, Packers, Chiefs, Colts, Vikings, Ravens, Patriots, Bills and Browns.

Saints/Falcons: Highest-Rated Cable Program of 2010

Monday night’s showdown in the Georgia Dome between the Saints and Falcons was the highest-rated cable broadcast of the year. Monday Night Football on ESPN also wrapped up its best year in five seasons. According to ESPN, the broadcast, simulcast by WDSU, registered a 13 rating. That works out to about 13 million households and […]

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 […]