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WFTV leads the November 2014 books…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – 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 →

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11 2014

“People” calls WKMG’s Matt Austin sexy….

It is still a slow news week in FL TV, so watch the video below as WKMG’er’s yack it up in the video below. The WKMG crew is talking about how anchor Matt Austin was named as a finalist in People magazine’s “Sexiest Anchors in America.” The honor finally went to Mike Woods of WNYW-TV in NY, NY.

Worth noting, former WFTS’er Bob Kendrick was also a finalist in this list. Kendrick now anchors at WSYX-TV in Columbus, OH.

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Orlando TV veteran Ben Aycrigg dies at 88…

(from WKMG.com) – 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 OrlandoSentinel.com) – 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….

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Broughton to traffic/Giannas to weather at WKMG…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Traffic reporter Jessica Sanchez departed WKMG last week, and you’ll see the station using people in new ways on the morning news.

Julie Broughton (right #1) is our new Monday-through-Friday traffic anchor,” WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said Thursday. “We will still use her to forecast the weather from time to time.

“Reporter Kristin Giannas  (right#2) studied climatology and meteorology in college, and she has been continuing her weather education. For now, Kristin will be handling some of our weather shifts.”….Cont….

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