Posts Tagged ‘wofl’

WRDQ challenges WOFL at 10…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – In the August ratings, WFTV-Channel 9 put distance between itself and its rivals during the day and in early evening. WFTV may have benefited from the exit last month of WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski.

In late night, the ratings races were tighter, although WFTV continued to lead at 11.

The biggest change: The 10 p.m. time period has turned into a horse race between longtime leader WOFL-Channel 35 and the WFTV news on sister station WRDQ-Channel 27. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2014

WOFL hires two new faces…

Orlando’s WOFL-TV welcomes two new members to its on air team. Brooks Tomlin (right #1) has been hired as the new weekend meteorologist. Ann Keil (right #2) joins the station as reporter. Both of them start August 25th.

Tomlin comes to WOFL from Perth, Australia working for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Prior to that he worked in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Huntsville and Jacksonville.

Keil comes to WOFL fro WXIN-TV in Indianapolis where she was general assignment and investigative reporter. Prior to her stint in Indianapolis, she worked at WATE-TV in Knoxville, TN.

//hattip to TVNewsCheck.com

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08 2014

WFTV, WOFL, WKMG post July wins…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WESH-Channel 2 made the biggest headlines Thursday by announcing that anchor Martha Sugalski had departed.

But WKMG-Channel 6, WOFL-Channel 35 and especially WFTV-Channel 9 could point to ratings victories for July.

Speculation that Sugalski could land at another local station a year from now reflected the intense competition among stations.

In the ratings period that ended Wednesday, WFTV was tops with the 25-to-54 age group in early morning, from 4 to 6:30 and at 11 p.m.

WKMG scored a victory at noon, and WOFL remained the leader at 10 p.m.

These news ratings races are determined by the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, and the numbers in this post reflect that demographic unless otherwise noted….Cont…..

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08 2014

Lauren Johnson departs WOFL…

WOFL weekend anchor Lauren Johnson is departing the Orlando station. She is headed to WTXF, the Fox O&O in Philadelphia, where she will anchoring the station’s upcoming weekend newscasts.

Johnson joined WOFL from WHBQ in Memphis. She originally started her television career down I-4 at Central Florida News 13.

 

01

07 2014

WFTV pulls ahead in June…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 split victories in late news for June. But the latest ratings report was mostly good news for WFTV, which surpassed WESH at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. after WESH won very tight races in May in the 25-to-54 age group.

At 6 p.m. in May, WESH was the victor by 28 viewers in the age group, which means the stations basically tied. (All these numbers refer to 25-to-54, unless otherwise noted.)

At 6 p.m. in June, WFTV averaged 32,753 viewers to WESH’s 29,688, WKMG-Channel 6′s 10,765 and WOFL-Channel 35′s 9,701. The June ratings period ended Wednesday.

At 6 a.m. in May, WESH won by 16 viewers in the age group, basically another tie.

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06 2014