Posts Tagged ‘wftv’

Bob Opsahl announces retirement date…

(edited from Opsahl, veteran anchor for Orlando’s WFTV, announced his plans to retire at the end of May after nearly 38 years with the station. Opsahl’s last day anchoring the 5 and 6 p.m. news will be Friday, May 27, 2016.

“I cannot believe how quickly time has gone by, and I am so grateful to our viewers, who have been watching for so many years,” said Opsahl. “I am very fortunate to have had such a long run, in such an honorable place as WFTV. So many people work all their lives so they can retire in Central Florida, and I was lucky enough to have been here my entire career.” Read the rest of this entry →


04 2016

Orlando March ’16 Books – WKMG gains…

(from – In the March ratings, WFTV-Channel 9 continued to win many news time slots. But WKMG-Channel 6, which had the most viewers overall at 11 p.m.

WKMG posted gains in many time slots while competitors were generally down from a year ago. The station’s “Getting Results” branding may be paying dividends.

WFTV continued to lead by any measurement from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the ratings period. At 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 age group, WFTV averaged 20,283 viewers. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2016

Blaine Tolison to depart WFTV…

The Orlando Sentinel reports that WFTV reporter Blaine Tolison is departing the Orlando station after seven years, to take a job anchoring and reporting in Charlotte, N.C.

Tolison will work at Cox Media Group sister stations, WSOC and WAXN. He will anchor from 7 to 9 a.m. weekday mornings on WAXN and report for WSOC.

His last day at WFTV will be June 3.


03 2016

Q&A with WKMG GM Jeff Hoffman…

The Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker had a Q&A session with WKMG GM Jeff Hoffman about changes at the station….read on below:

(from – Jeff Hoffman became president and general manager of WKMG-Channel 6 in July. The CBS affiliate has made ratings strides with a “Getting Results” approach to TV news. In the February ratings period, WKMG won outright at 11 p.m. in total viewers as well as the 25-to-54 age group most important to news advertisers. The CBS lineup dominated with the Super Bowl, Grammys, “NCIS” and “The Big Bang Theory.” Read the rest of this entry →


03 2016

Jan 2016 ratings are close in Orlando…

(edited from – In the 25-to-54 age group so dear to news advertisers, WFTV ranked first from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and won a close contest at 11 p.m., even though the station didn’t have a lot of help from ABC, which ranked fourth in prime time.

How close? Only 352 viewers separated WFTV from No. 2 WESH, according to Nielsen ratings supplied to the Sentinel. But WKMG reached the most viewers in all at 11 p.m. with help from CBS.

WFTV was also first in early morning, although the race turned close at 6 a.m. WESH actually reached more viewers by sharing the same news on sister station WKCF.

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01 2016