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WFTV leads the November 2014 books…

(from – 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 →


11 2014

Orlando TV veteran Ben Aycrigg dies at 88…

(from – Longtime Channel 6 anchor and Central Florida television legend Ben Aycrigg died Tuesday night at his Maitland home of renal failure.

Aycrigg was 88 years old.

Aycrigg was the first television news reporter in Central Florida and began his career when Channel 6 launched in 1961 as the first television station in Central Florida, known then as WDBO, long before it was WKMG. Channel 6 started with 1 reporter (Aycrigg), 1 anchor, and 1 photojournalist.

Aycrigg started at a time when Central Florida was rapidly expanding and growth was the “biggest continuing news story we have,” as Aycrigg described it. Those were the days of film cameras, dark rooms, and ticker machines….Cont….

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11 2014

WFTV takes October 2014…

(from – 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….


11 2014

Food critic joins WFTV….

(from – During his 20 year career as a restaurant critic for the Orlando Sentinel Scott Joseph always tried to keep his appearance under wraps. Now, he’s letting the whole world know what he looks like.

Hal Boedeker of the Sentinel reports that Joseph, 60, will soon be appearing on Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV in a segment called “The Daily Chew,” tentatively set to debut Thursdays at noon. The show centers around Joseph and a local chef who will demonstrate a signature recipe on a kitchen set.

Although Joseph does have some broadcasting experience under his belt, this is his first major foray into TV….Cont….


10 2014

Renee Stoll to depart WFTV…

(edited from – Prepare to say goodbye to reporter Renee Stoll, who is leaving WFTV-Channel 9 after three years.

Her last day will be Oct. 10. “I’m moving to Manhattan and working on freelance reporting opportunities up there,” said the native Long Islander.

Stoll joined WFTV from WINK in Fort Myers and also worked at WFTX in that market. Her station bio highlights that she spent half her life growing up in Southwest Florida and that she attended the University of South Florida in Tampa with a major in broadcast journalism….Cont….


10 2014