Posts Tagged ‘wftv’

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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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

Orlando TV personalities make Jimmy Kimmel…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has saluted local newscasters with interesting names, and Central Florida placed three representatives. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2015

WFTV does the anchor shuffle…

(edited from WFTV.com) - Changes are underway at WFTV Channel 9.

After waking up Central Florida news viewers for 17 years, Vanessa Echols (right #1) is leaving Eyewitness News Daybreak for later newscasts.

In addition to anchoring Eyewitness News at Noon, Echols will co-anchor the 4 p.m. news with Greg Warmoth.

Investigative reporter and anchor Nancy Alvarez (right #2) will assume Echols’ place at the Daybreak desk, alongside co-anchor Jamie Holmes. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2015

Doug Smith leaves WTVT, and news…

Investigative reporter Doug Smith has left Tampa’s WTVT, and television news all together. He is leaving TV news to work for a company that makes environmentally friendly spray on chrome. His last day was Wednesday Dec. 31′st.

Smith joined WTVT in 2003 and has served as the station’s investigative reporter since. During his tenure at WTVT, he and his investigative team have won three regional emmys, ad Edward R. Murrow award and a duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton. Read the rest of this entry →

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