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WFTV pulls ahead in June…

(from – 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.

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06 2014

A photo finish in the May ’14 Orlando books…

(from – 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….


05 2014

Shannon Butler to WFTV….

The Orlando Sentinel reports that veteran Orlando-area reporter, Shannon Butler will begin freelancing for WFTV-TV. Her contract begins in June.

Butler began her Orlando career across the street at cable news channel, News 13. After News 13, she worked up Interstate 4 at WOFL-TV, where she departed this past November.


05 2014

Stephanie Bertini to WFTV…

The Orlando Sentinel reports that WFTV-TV has hired Stephanie Bertini.

Bertini, a born-and-raised Canadian, comes from KRGV-TV in Weslaco, TX, where she worked as a reporter and news anchor.

Prior to KRGV, Bertini worked at the local CTV News office in Northern Ontario, Canada.


05 2014

Darlene Jones returns to WFTV/WRDQ…

(from – WFTV-Channel 9 has hired a new weekend anchor, and she’s a familiar face: Daralene Jones will return to the station May 27.

Jones left the ABC affiliate in December 2012 to become a reporter at WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia.

At WFTV, she will anchor from 5 to 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays as well at noon both days. In addition, she will anchor from 9 to 10 a.m. on sister station WRDQ-Channel 27….Cont….


05 2014