Posts Tagged ‘CFN13’

WFTV leads the November 2014 books…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WFTV-Channel 9 scored the most victories in the November ratings period, but the competition claimed a few big wins.

In the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, WESH-Channel 2 surpassed WFTV at 4 p.m. and ran a strong second in other time slots. WOFL-Channel 35 was the leader for the 10 p.m. hour and its “Good Day Orlando” topped nationally syndicated programs at 9 a.m. CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 offered the most-watched prime time overall, although ABC affiliate WFTV reached more 25-to-54 viewers. Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2014

Danny Treanor praises former boss Jeff Day…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Jeff Day may be out at News 13, but former fellow meteorologist Danny Treanor  says that his contributions to the cable news channel should not be forgotten.

Day said that he learned Friday that his contract had been terminated after more than 17 years at News 13. Treanor underscored just how important Day was to the operation.

“The success of News 13 is around the ‘Weather on the Ones’ concept,” Treanor said. “People could get weather every 10 minutes, and Jeff was the face of that information. The staff has grown to have five weather people, and the leader of the team was Jeff Day. He deserves a statue in the hallway. For 10 years he got up in the middle of the night to go to work to make sure Central Florida had the weather information they needed to face the day.”….Cont….

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11 2014

Chief Met Jeff Day is out at News 13…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – You’ve seen the last of chief meteorologist Jeff Day at News 13. He was told Friday morning that his contract was terminated.

Day, 49, logged 17 years and three months at the cable news channel, or since the operation began.

“When we started I was the only the meteorologist,” Day said Sunday night. After a tornado outbreak in 1998, the channel decided he needed help.

Day said it was a little bit of a surprise that he was out at the channel.

“Jeff Day did leave News 13 on Friday,” Tim Geraghty, senior director news, said Monday.  “We thank him for his years of service to our company and wish him the best in the future.”

Day’s reaction? “It’s the nature of the business,” he said. “You always have to be prepared. It’s just one of the things you find in the business. I’m dealing with it. It’s been 17 years of dedication and hard work. But now there’s relaxation and some excitement about finding a new path to take. I love Central Florida.”….Cont….

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11 2014

WFTV takes October 2014…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – The October ratings story is kind of boring because it’s familiar: WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner. Of course, it’s not boring to WFTV, which will happily promote its success. You have been warned.

The ABC affiliate ranked first with the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, from morning to late evening. (These ratings refer to the age group, unless otherwise noted.)

WFTV made its strongest showing at 6 p.m. weekdays, when it averaged 36,674 viewers. WESH-Channel 2 ranked second with 23,067, followed by WKMG-Channel 6 with 10,280 and WOFL-Channel 35 with 8,715. (The Orlando Sentinel has a content-sharing agreement with WOFL.)

In promoting it dominance, WFTV said its newscasts through the day pulled in 44 percent of the audience to WESH’s 27 percent, WKMG’s 18 percent and WOFL’s 11 percent….Cont….

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11 2014

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