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WFTV wins Janurary 2015…

(edited from – WFTV were victorious in the January ratings released Thursday. Evidently, a little Salt goes a long way.

In the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, WFTV was the leader in news time slots, WESH-Channel 2 was often a formidable second, and WOFL-Channel 35 was tops at 10 p.m. (WOFL has a content-sharing agreement with the Sentinel.)

WFTV’s most impressive showing with the 25-to-54 demographic was at 6 p.m., when the station averaged 34,476 viewers to WESH’s 27,342, WKMG’s 9,570 and WOFL’s 8,302. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2015

WKMG helicopter crew finds missing boy…

(from – Deputies on Monday rescued a missing student who vanished from a Brevard County elementary school after the boy was spotted by Local 6 helicopter Sky 6.

The 10-year-old student, who attends Saturn Elementary School in Cocoa, disappeared around lunch time, Brevard school officials said.

Several deputies and a sheriff’s helicopter were canvassing nearby wooded areas when Sky 6 photojournalist David Sprung located the boy from the air, reporting his location to authorities. Read the rest of this entry →


01 2015

WFTV leads the November 2014 books…

(from – 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 →


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.


11 2014

Orlando TV veteran Ben Aycrigg dies at 88…

(from – 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