Posts Tagged ‘CFN13’

Dire situation for Amanda Evans’ husband…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Former News 13 reporter Amanda Evans has let friends know that the situation has turned dire for her husband, Joe Clark.

In the couple’s Cocktails and Chemo blog, posted Wednesday, she writes:

“I’m sitting at his bedside in the hospital as he hallucinates and over and over again forgets where he is. Joe’s kidneys are failing and won’t be able to keep his body working for long.”

In April, Evans left News 13 to care for her husband. In February, she revealed that his cancer had returned after major surgery in October. He had been diagnosed with colon cancer, which spread to his peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity….Cont….

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10 2014

WRDQ challenges WOFL at 10…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – In the August ratings, WFTV-Channel 9 put distance between itself and its rivals during the day and in early evening. WFTV may have benefited from the exit last month of WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski.

In late night, the ratings races were tighter, although WFTV continued to lead at 11.

The biggest change: The 10 p.m. time period has turned into a horse race between longtime leader WOFL-Channel 35 and the WFTV news on sister station WRDQ-Channel 27. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2014

WFTV, WOFL, WKMG post July wins…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WESH-Channel 2 made the biggest headlines Thursday by announcing that anchor Martha Sugalski had departed.

But WKMG-Channel 6, WOFL-Channel 35 and especially WFTV-Channel 9 could point to ratings victories for July.

Speculation that Sugalski could land at another local station a year from now reflected the intense competition among stations.

In the ratings period that ended Wednesday, WFTV was tops with the 25-to-54 age group in early morning, from 4 to 6:30 and at 11 p.m.

WKMG scored a victory at noon, and WOFL remained the leader at 10 p.m.

These news ratings races are determined by the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, and the numbers in this post reflect that demographic unless otherwise noted….Cont…..

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08 2014

WFTV pulls ahead in June…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 split victories in late news for June. But the latest ratings report was mostly good news for WFTV, which surpassed WESH at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. after WESH won very tight races in May in the 25-to-54 age group.

At 6 p.m. in May, WESH was the victor by 28 viewers in the age group, which means the stations basically tied. (All these numbers refer to 25-to-54, unless otherwise noted.)

At 6 p.m. in June, WFTV averaged 32,753 viewers to WESH’s 29,688, WKMG-Channel 6′s 10,765 and WOFL-Channel 35′s 9,701. The June ratings period ended Wednesday.

At 6 a.m. in May, WESH won by 16 viewers in the age group, basically another tie.

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06 2014

Ybeth Bruzual calls out Gov. Rick Scott…

(from HuffingtonPost.com) – Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has spent $13.5 million on reelection ads for television, most of it in Central Florida.

But that doesn’t mean he wants to talk on television — and one Orlando news anchor is seriously over it. News 13′s Ybeth Bruzual spent nearly two minutes of air time calling out Scott for dodging her and her show, “Political Connections.”

Bruzual said Florida’s other major gubernatorial candidates including Charlie Crist (D) have appeared on “Political Connections,” but Scott’s campaign had repeatedly declined to commit to an appearance. Then, she said, his staff reached out and requested to appear on News 13′s Spanish language sister station InfoMás to discuss his Hispanic outreach program.

InfoMás initially agreed to the interview, but everything fell apart when producers informed Scott’s staff that Bruzual would conduct the interview and it would appear across all of the platforms owned by parent company Brighthouse Cable, including News 13 and a station in Tampa Bay….Cont….

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06 2014