Posts Tagged ‘wftv’

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

Orlando market Dec 2015 ratings…

Check out the ratings numbers for the December 2015 viewing time period in the Orlando market, c/o the

6 a.m. in the 25-to-54 age group: WESH with 19,231 viewers, WFTV with 19,173, WOFL with 8,676, WKMG with 6,602 and WKCF (WESH simulcast) with 1,441.

6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 age group: WFTV with 20,401, WESH with 15,627, WKMG with 12,132 and WOFL with 5,088.

6 p.m. in viewers 2+: WFTV with 152,551, WESH with 72,276, WKMG with 63,071 and WOFL with 17,275. Read the rest of this entry →


01 2016

VIDEO: “I hope she gets prosecuted”

Check out this video below c/o of WFTS’ Brendan McLaughlin. He posted the video, which was made in-house for the, then departing anchor Martie Tucker (back to Martie Salt at Orlando’s WFTV). McLaughlin is leaving WFTS himself this week. Enjoy the show…

This is part of a farewell tape I made for co-anchor Martie Tucker when she left here for Orlando a decade ago. It was…

Posted by Brendan McLaughlin TV on Saturday, December 12, 2015


12 2015

Ryan Hughes departs WFTV, joins WFLA…

(edited from – Reporter Ryan Hughes has moved from Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV just down I-4 to Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA.

“I worked in a newsroom that demanded a lot and challenged me each and every day,” Hughes wrote on Facebook. Now, it’s on to another great opportunity just down the road at WFLA-TV in Tampa.”

Hughes started at WFTV in June 2009. He began his career in southern Maine and has also worked in Fort Myers, Fla….Cont….


12 2015

WJAX/WFOX get approval to fly news drones…

(edited from – WJAX/WFOX are the only local stations in the Jacksonville media market to be granted Federal Aviation Administration approval to fly a drone as part of their news coverage.

So what does this mean for the viewer? The Action News Jax “Skyvision” drone will help expand their news and weather coverage, and go in-depth on stories. With government approval, they can now give viewers a bird’s-eye view of the are above. Read the rest of this entry →


11 2015