Posts Tagged ‘CFN13’

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.

Read the rest of this entry →

29

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….

16

06 2014

Frank Tores departs News 13…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Political analyst Frank Torres has departed News 13.

“I asked to be released from my News 13 contract to go free agent, and they agreed,” Torres said. “It just felt like I was always going to be backing up Lou [Frey] and Dick [Batchelor], and I wanted the opportunity to go elsewhere and be The Guy.”

He had appeared on News 13 since 2012, and his last time on air there was May 7, after the Orlando City Commission runoff. Before News 13, he had done analysis for WOFL-Channel 35….Cont….

27

05 2014

Danny Treanor to freelance at WKMG…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – You haven’t seen the last of veteran meteorologist Danny Treanor.

He soon will start freelancing for WKMG-Channel 6, the station announced Thursday. WKMG viewers will see Treanor for the first time on June 2, when he fills in for chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells at 5, 6, 7 and 11 p.m.

Treanor retired in October from News 13 after 10 years with the cable news channel. He has been in the market since 1978. He worked for WFTV-Channel 9 for 18 years….Cont….

23

05 2014

A photo finish in the May ’14 Orlando books…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Fans of close ratings races can study the May results for photo finishes.

At 6 p.m. weekdays, WESH-Channel 2 beat WFTV-Channel 9 by 28 viewers — 28 viewers in the 25-to-54 age group that is most important to news advertisers.

When you hear the stations bragging about ratings in promotional spots, keep those numbers in mind. These finishes are essentially ties, but stations are happy to claim any victory against usual market leader WFTV.

At 6 a.m. weekdays, WESH beat WFTV by 16 viewers — 16 viewers in the age group. (All these numbers refer to 25-to-54.)

At 6 a.m., WESH averaged 22,019 viewers to WFTV’s 22,003, WOFL-Channel 35′s 10,622 and WKMG-Channel 6′s 7,266. But WESH was seen by far more viewers because its news was simulcast on sister station WKCF-Channel 18, where an additional 3,215 viewers watched….Cont….

23

05 2014