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Feb 2017 – Orlando ratings…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – The Orlando TV ratings race intensified during February, when the Super Bowl, Oscars and Grammys drove viewing.

Without any of those events, NBC affiliate WESH still managed to win at 11 p.m. with the 25-to-54 age group. That demographic is the main focus because news advertisers value those viewers.

With that group, WFTV was the clear favorite at 5 p.m. and won close races at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. over WESH. But WESH was in front at 4 p.m., WKMG was the dominant leader at noon, and WOFL was tops at 10 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2017

WKMG newscast delayed due to power loss…

The Orlando Sentinel reports that WKMG’s 4pm newscasts was delayed today, while the Orlando station was struggling to get its systems online.

The newsroom went dark at 2:40 p.m. after a semi truck snagged and pulled down a power line close to the station.

WKMG had to preempt the 4pm newscast, instead replaying a rerun of the Rachel Ray show.

Duke Energy restored the power line and the station went live with the 5 p.m. newscast.

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02 2017

Eryka Washington departs WKMG…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WKMG is losing one of its high-profile investigative reporters.

Erkya Washington is leaving the Orlando Station on Friday and will become public information officer for Aramis Ayala, the newly elected state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties. First-time candidate Ayala defeated incumbent Jeff Ashton in August.

Washington was a familiar face before joining WKMG; she had been a reporter and weekend anchor at WESH-Channel 2 before departing the Orlando TV market in 2010….Cont….

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12 2016

Orlando – November 2016 Ratings…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – The Orlando TV ratings for November underscore how competitive the market has become in local news as well as prime time.

Different stations could crow about wins with the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers. WFTV-Channel 9 was the clear favorite weekdays from 5 to 7 a.m. as well as 5 to 6:30 p.m., according to Nielsen ratings supplied to the Sentinel.

But WKMG-Channel 6 scored wide leads at noon and 11 p.m. in the ratings period that ended Wednesday.

WESH-Channel 2 eked out a victory over WFTV at 4 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2016

WKMG gets a new set…

Orlando’s WKMG unveiled their new set this week. The new set features a horizontal media wall that is used for news, weather and sports. Graphics, logos, music and slogans remain the same.

Check out the images below c/o WKMG on Twitter and from Anonymous (thanks again!)

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10 2016