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WFTV wins the Feb 2015 books…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) - February brought very good news to WFTV-Channel 9. The ABC affiliate continued to lead in most news time slots and surpassed Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 at 10 p.m.

NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 had the most-seen prime-time lineup, thanks to the Super Bowl and the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live.”

In news, WESH offered the strongest competition to WFTV in the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers. (The figures in this post refer to that group, unless otherwise noted, for the ratings period that ended Wednesday.) Read the rest of this entry →

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02 2015

WFTV wins Janurary 2015…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WFTV were victorious in the January ratings released Thursday. Evidently, a little Salt goes a long way.

In the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, WFTV was the leader in news time slots, WESH-Channel 2 was often a formidable second, and WOFL-Channel 35 was tops at 10 p.m. (WOFL has a content-sharing agreement with the Sentinel.)

WFTV’s most impressive showing with the 25-to-54 demographic was at 6 p.m., when the station averaged 34,476 viewers to WESH’s 27,342, WKMG’s 9,570 and WOFL’s 8,302. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2015

WESH announces new weekend anchor team…

Orlando’s WESH has announced that Adrian Whitsett (right #1) and Summer Knowles (right#2) will be the station’s new weekend evening anchor team. Both Whitsett and Knowles will also serve as station reporters during the week day shifts.

Whitsett comes to WESH from sister Hearst station KETV in Omaha, NE, where he was reporter and fill-in anchor. He served four years of active duty in the Marine Coprs from 1999-2003, serving in Iraq. News Director Kirsten Wolff told the Orlando Sentinel that “Adrian’s experiences as a Marine and as a seasoned journalist give him a unique point of view that will connect with Central Florida’s large military community.” He starts officially January 27th. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2015

Martha Sugalski’s home damaged in explosion…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com)Martha Sugalski’s Christmas miracle came early.

Her family and guests were uninjured in an explosion that shook her house Sunday afternoon during a party. A gas leak sent fire coming out of a gas fireplace in the living room and devastated her triplets’ nursery.

The three babies, now 18 months old, were playing upstairs with their nanny and away from the blast.

“All that matters is the babies,” Sugalski said Tuesday afternoon. “We had guardian angels, thank God. What a way to start a party.” Read the rest of this entry →

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Angela Taylor to join WESH…

Angela Taylor has been named as a new anchor at the Orlando duopoly of WESH and WKCF.

She will co-anchor the the 5-6 p.m. newscasts on WESH (simulcasted on WKCF) and the 10-11 p.m. newscasts with anchor Brett Connolly.

Taylor comes from Hearst Television (the owners of WESH) sister station, KHBS-TV in Fort Smith, AR. Read the rest of this entry →

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