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  1. HUGE loss for Channel 6. She is a great meteorologist. -- Matt
    5 points
  2. But ABC has pretty bad prime time also, especially at 10 PM... but people are obviously tuning to 6 at 11.
    2 points
  3. FINALLY I HAVE SOMEONE TO BLAME.
    2 points
  4. It's really sad how much of a joke this has turned out to be. They are tripping all over themselves to not appear "biased" that it hinders their ability to deliver facts--if that's what this was ever about in the first place. Instead of catering to the people who think FNC/CNN/MSNBC is overloaded with partisan crap, it seems they're catering to the people who think the network newscasts are equivalent. I overlooked the Compton-Trump connections at first, but in hindsight, I think those have should have been a bright red flashing warning sign. Even discounting the tepid coverage, th
    2 points
  5. I think they were in a bit of a no-win situation w/ the interview. If Joe went in guns a blazing; they risk the chance of Trump never appearing on NN again. If they played it safe; people will knock them for not being tough enough. Joe unsuccessfully tried to play it down middle and they end up with nothing substantial (i.e... a good soundbite or two). Nevertheless, they walked away with the chance of Trump making another appearance (or two) in the future. We have to remind ourselves that it's going to take some time for NN to find its way. There are going to be things they get bo
    2 points
  6. Well WPXI here in Pittsburgh has FINALLY moved Kelly Clarkson to a more decent hour of the day. It now airs at 1pm after their news at Noon. Right This Minute, which aired at that time, now airs in Kelly's old time slot of 3am.
    2 points
  7. Thank you. Perry's here for the long haul.
    2 points
  8. I agree that NewsNation should have an app, but apps are downloaded based on product recognition. When more people find the news nation product, they will look for the app. An app with no base product is hard to sell and in fact hard to know that the app even exists.
    2 points
  9. Lot of strong opinions in here for a show that's three days old. They're laying the foundation for a cable news network. The writing is on the wall, and i have to wonder why some of you feel so strongly after three days that it's a failure. It's well produced, they have all of the right people and equipment, and Sook himself /claimed/ they broke even on startup costs by ending some shows that aired on the WGNA, and Nexstar isn't exactly hurting for money right now. They've got big ticket ad revenue, at least based on commercials, so there's absolutely no reason in the near term for an
    2 points
  10. I do not understand how, after just a few days on the air, someone can declare, "this will not survive" or that "Nexstar's plan is just all wrong." This is a well-produced program that just launched. It is way too early to rule it a failure or success. If success was measured solely by a program's first week, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric would still be on the air. Also, comparisons to Al Jazeera and NewsNet aren't really applicable. The biggest cost in launching a news organization is not the set, it is the news gathering infrastructure, technology, and staff. Nexstar had that in pla
    2 points
  11. I get it, NewsNation isn't your cup of tea, but I don't think reruns of Blue Bloods is coming back anytime soon. So, yeah. Sorry dude. And also selling the network to a WarnerMedia or some other company isn't going to make things better either.
    2 points
  12. For all those naysayers saying this won't survive, I'd like to remind you all that NewsNet still exists after almost 2 years, and they have even less viewership than WGN America does! Speaking of which, Nexstar did get the OTA network Antenna TV from the Tribune deal. With it's wide reach, one wonders why they didn't just blow that network up and replace it with NewsNation.....
    2 points
  13. They literally just launched. I don't get the rationale of assuming something is a failure when they haven't even been on the air for a full week. So far I see them as a success. They have a high-quality product and a robust operation with an entire broadcasting group to support their content. Let's give them time. It will take time to get a permanent audience, but that's perfectly normal. When someone pulls the plug on something early, then they are in the wrong line of work. Experienced business leaders know that it takes time to build success.
    2 points
  14. Give it time. It may not approach the viewer levels of CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC, to be honest, but I think the people behind News Nation know what they are doing. I don’t think Nexstar would be behind it if this wasn’t a serious effort....
    2 points
  15. Yeah, you're right. WLBT Is on 30. 28 was WDAM's former allotment. WLBT's former RF 7 antenna moved to Hattiesburg for WDAM to use.
    1 point
  16. I thought WLBT was on Channel 30. Down in Hattiesburg, WDAM originally had channel 28, but they were able to move to channel 7 once WLBT vacated it. It still is that way today with no issues, and they even are receivable in my neck of the woods when the skies cooperate. 28 ended up on WMAW (PBS-MPB) in Meridian, after having to move from 44 during the repack. I used to get WLBT on 30, but it was overruled by the local PBS station (WEIQ/APT) that also moved to 30 during the repack. Biloxi and New Orleans were failed attempts to VHF on their original channels for WLOX a
    1 point
  17. KCOP 1994 is as rare as they come:
    1 point
  18. Holy crap. Caroli makes Chapin sound like Erik Thompson. That was a sign they dug DEEPER into tabloid, not a regression.
    1 point
  19. Huh. In between Scott Chapin and Nick Michaels, WBBM had Vic Caroli do the opens:
    1 point
  20. WENY switched to them too just not the weather graphics
    1 point
  21. The ticker text is above the Look N ticker. If you look at it on a different angle, you can see it. I have to tilt my monitor upwards to see the distinction.
    1 point
  22. Side note, let's not kid ourselves. They're catering the entire LA market. They broadcast from Mount Wilson like everyone else. They broadcast a newscast from another station in LA. Orange County is part of the LA TV market. etc.
    1 point
  23. COVID-19 schedule disruptions are out of hand. (Olathe Northwest Ravens are a local high school football team)
    1 point
  24. Politically unbiased shouldn't equal softball questions or not searching for truth, holding people accountable etc... As much as I like the attempt by WGN, national news coverage is so saturated, so how will they stand out. Outside of WGN, I hope some international news devoted outlet gains traction in the US.
    1 point
  25. I think it has more to do with CBS and NBC’s prime time and sticking with channel you’re already watching.
    1 point
  26. I think it’s fine and fits their brand.
    1 point
  27. You're right. At a more reasonable time, 4pm.
    1 point
  28. Let me ask again, who hurt you and why do you want to see WGNa/NewsNation fail so badly.
    1 point
  29. I guess the most analogous example would be Newsy. Their cable channel had access to 25 million households at its launch in 2017 and currently sits at 40 mil. Yet, their primetime numbers are considerably below NewsNation's (20k vs 60-100k). I don't live in a Scripps market so I can't say how much they market it on their stations. Sure you can factor in the fact they have an online stream, but anyway. The point I'm trying to make is that even though NewsNation didn't have millions of viewers out of the gate, it doesn't mean they should just give up after 2 weeks. Plus, in this day
    1 point
  30. Fox Business had around 6,000 viewers in 2007 when they debuted. No calls from TVNT to immediately shut it down. Newsy's cable channel currently gets about 6,000 viewers and they've been on cable for years. No calls to shut that down either. NewsNation gets over 10 times those numbers and it must shut down immediately. Interesting...
    1 point
  31. WGNa wasn't salvageable to begin with. Did you miss reruns of Blue Bloods, In the Heat of the Night or movies? If so, just say it. But you don't have to be pissed off too much. @CalItalian2, who hurt you?
    1 point
  32. If I’m being honest, I’m disappointed in the decision to air this.
    1 point
  33. I've said it before, but why are people not willing to give NewsNation a chance to prove itself? The level of disdain people have for this fledgling operation, specifically, is stunning. I'm extremely picky over any subtle bias that's masked as objective. So far in my estimation, NewsNation is doing an outstanding job in being objective. There is always room for improvement, but NewsNation is exceeding every expectation I had for them. As for the CNN controversy, would it be that disastrous to do without CNN for news content? When was the last time anyone regar
    1 point
  34. Did Perry Sook run over your dog?
    1 point
  35. Yeah, you're right! The weather graphics do look very similar to WSB.
    1 point
  36. I saw that coming a mile away. Earlier this summer the company surveyed all the stations for how much feed video they were using. A station like KTLA doesn't use as much as people realize, in proportion to the amount of news they do. It's the mid-large stations that do gobs of news, like my station or WJW-TV or KDVR, that are much more reliant on feeds to fill the time. I figured the survey was the first step toward cutting CNN altogether.
    1 point
  37. This is just me, but I know what I like and I know what I don't and I like NewsNation and I will keep watching it and I know in time people may possibly see the benefit from it and realize on those other cable shows in primetime that the news matters first not for their name to be in the title. And personally I don't care about the ratings as should a lot of people. News matters first.
    1 point
  38. I think slogan promotion turns off potential viewers period regardless of their political ideologies. I personally don't like the idea of having anchors/reporters say such things during a newscast when their responsibility is to be objective/impartial. Save that for the promos.
    1 point
  39. There are a few things that everyone needs to keep in mind. 1. NewsNation does not have the benefit of "star power", a big-time name personality with automatic recognition a la Shepard Smith. Really, Dean Reynolds (CBS) and Rob Nelson (World News Now) are the only air talent with previous name recognition. It's both a good thing (less salary and less worry about ratings right away to justify the salary) and bad (the lack of a big draw that results in people tuning in out of curiosity). But sometimes... generic is good? Look at “no-frills” supermarkets like Aldi and compare them to
    1 point
  40. I've been watching for the past few days and I am not sold on NewsNation. I'm on the left, but I don't watch much traditional cable news - I stick mostly to the PBS Newshour/NPR for domestic news and analysis, and BBC World News for international news. One issue I have with NewsNation is the incessant repetition of "Balance, Not Bias". Casting aside the fact that this evokes the early days of Fox News Channel, I take issue with any news platform branding themselves as being immune to bias. Bias isn't just editorial slant, it is reflected in the way reporting resources are distribu
    1 point
  41. I've been watching this new news program over the week and here is my two cents When I heard the music, I thought the newscast would resemble like a the PBS hour or the networks evening news - it is not. I do no like idle banter between the anchors - just pass the story to the person and that's it. News should be presented in a no nonsense delivery. I know this does not fit with the new generation - but the new generation does not watch the news - don't try to please someone who is not watching. I don't care if the anchors like each other. Sunday night
    1 point
  42. I saw this via Henry Jesssel's TVNewsCheck, and we have a situation that no one seems to talk about, expediency bias among others. https://www.rhetorica.net/bias The point is this: NewsNation in it's first week has a long way to go, if they cut out the "balance not bias" mantra, and just bring the news, you'll be fine, otherwise you'll have to reach John Q. Public that don't care for "generic" local news.
    1 point
  43. Doesn't this remind you of the the "News Central" layout Sinclair had in the early 2000s. once they tried to add a national flavor. it was dead. Same could be true for Nexstar. For those that need a refresher on "News Central": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_Central
    1 point
  44. A Twitter exchange I had at 1am that turned bizarre led me to think a lot tonight about NewsNation and how it's playing to potential viewers. So far, most Twitter conversation about NN has been from the right-of-center to right. This is a consistent theme I have noticed monitoring social media in recent days, and I have identified several reasons this might be the case: Slogan promotion turns off potential viewers on the left. Looking at you, "balance, not bias". In trumpeting their adherence to this principle, they may be actually causing their viewership to become even mo
    1 point
  45. Just a few pics from tonight’s newscast (weekend premiere). Overall energy is down from Tuesday but nothing they can’t overcome.
    1 point
  46. You’re not alone. Not sure why it ‘shakes’ at all. I’m inclined to think stuff like this (among other things) will be phased out over time once they realize it’s unnecessary and distracting.
    1 point
  47. The person in the car doesn't like NewsNation much. (The camera tried to pan away, but it took like a good 10 seconds for them to realize what was going on.)
    1 point
  48. Watched all 3 hours last and watching again tonight though missed the first half hour. Definitely reminiscent of headline news in its heyday. Will definitely be watching more and hope they are successful.
    1 point
  49. I really like the fact that they showed the local-type news too. I too love that that local news stories are getting national exposure, that might not be talked about on more watched news channels/broadcasts. Yeah, I liked that they're not doing opinion and talking heads compared to the more mainstream cable news outlets. It's a definitely a breath of fresh air.
    1 point
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