Posts Tagged ‘WJAX’

WJAX/WFOX gets a helicopter…

While we were on vacation….

Jacksonville duopoly WJAX & WFOX unveiled a new toy this week. On Monday the station introduced the only news helicopter currently in use in the Jacksonville market.

The helicopter, named (quite the mouthful) “Sky Action News JAX,” will provide aerial and traffic shots during morning newscast and anytime during the day for breaking news coverage.

“We’re excited to be the only local media outlet in Jacksonville to bring this type of news coverage to our TV and digital audience,” said Jim Zerwekh, VP and General Manager of WFOX and WJAX TV. Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2016

More news on WFOX…

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Beginning Monday, Jan. 11, Jacksonville’s WFOX , is expanding its news operation.

Starting at 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, Action News Jax will air news simultaneously on both WFOX and bayshore television’s CBS affiliate WJAX, with which Cox has a joint sales agreement. Then at 6:30, viewers can get the day’s top stories, breaking news and weather on WFOX, while on WJAX, viewers will continue to watch the CBS Evening News….Cont….

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01 2016

WJXT takes the Nov 2015 book…

Jacksonville independent station WJXT has once again demonstrated that a local station does not need a network affiliation to win in the ratings. The station has won every news time slot (except for noon/midday) in the November 2015 ratings period

(from WJXT Press Release) – WJXT is again #1 in News for the November 2015 Nielsen ratings period in the Jacksonville television market, winning in every major local news time period for the month.

At 5am is #1 with a 3.6 household rating winning versus all of the combined news competition in the market.  At 530am,  WJXT is #1 with a 5.0 household rating beating WTLV/WJXX (2.0 HH rating).  At 6am WJXT is #1 in household ratings in the 6-7am time period garnering a 7.3 household rating and a 23 share (compared to WTLV/WJXX 4.1 RTG/13 SHR, WFOX 2.1 RTG/7 SHR and WJAX 1.9 RTG/6 SHR). Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2015

WJAX/WFOX get approval to fly news drones…

(edited from ActionNewsJax.com) – 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 →

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11 2015

Independence dominates the May books in JAX…

Jacksonville independent station WJXT has once again demonstrated that a local station does not need a network affiliation to win in the ratings. Check out the May 2015 numbers below for the market.

(edited from WJXT Press Release) – In Morning News, WJXT at 5am is #1 in the time period with a 3.4 household and #1 at 5:30am with a 4.8 household rating.  The 5am newscast beat the combined competition of WTLV/WJXX, WJAX and WFOX by 183% and 5:30am beat them by 167%.  Channel 4 News at 6am is #1 in household ratings in the 6-7am time period garnering a 7.0 household rating and a 24 share (compared to WTLV/WJXX 3.4 RTG/12 SHR, WFOX 1.7 RTG/6 SHR and WJAX 1.6 RTG/5 SHR). The Morning Show (7-9am), is #1 in the time period with a 6.3 HH rating and a 19 share beating out all other newscasts including the national broadcasts of NBC’s Today Show on WTLV (2.3 RTG/7 SHR), CBS This Morning on WJAX (1.7 RTG/5 SHR) and ABC’s Good Morning America on WJXX (2.6 RTG/8 SHR).  Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2015