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Everything posted by Greggo

  1. Broadcasting & Cable says WSFL will start news in the spring. With a timeline that aggressive, they’re absolutely going to be relying on WPTV. Anchor the show from West Palm, throwing to a handful of reports from MMJs based in Miami. Mix in statewide content from the various Scripps Florida properties and you’ve got a (pre-recorded?) hour at 10 to get them started. Build from there with the eventual goal of being fully based in Miami and offering shows in the morning and possibly the late afternoon/early evening, as well. https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/scripps-to-add-local-news-to-station-in-miami-market
  2. They need to get rid of the huge gap between the ticker and the L3s!
  3. Aaaaand he’s deleted it. The comments were ridiculous, including one person who wrote ‘Hope you two f——d’
  4. Greggo

    Out & About

    KXAS had almost 1.5 million viewers for the game. By comparison, at 9, around when the storm hit, KDFW had just over 200,000 viewers. https://unclebarky.com/dfw_files/fe4c87f456f6f63c884d5cacf479db32-4482.html
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    After looking at the above video, it’s interesting that KTVT isn’t really getting any criticism. A long delay in getting on the air on Channel 11. Facebook and your little-watched sister station don’t count in a situation like this one.
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    KXAS, the NBC O&O for DFW, has issued a rare public apology for delays in breaking into last night’s Cowboys game to report on multiple tornadoes in its coverage area. Will be interesting to see if this does any long-term damage, ratings-wise, to the station. My guess is no. Certainly not a good look for them, though, at least in the short term. https://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/NBC-5-Dallas-Fort-WorthKXAS-Statement-Regarding-Sunday-Oct-20-2019-Weather-Coverage-563578861.html
  7. Greggo

    The "3" Thread

    A .1 for the first 15 minutes and scratched the second 15 minutes. Way to go, Tegna. What a joke. (Also, running an infomercial after the noon ‘news’? Really?)
  8. Is this the first Graham station using talent opens with this particular pkg? I don’t recall seeing anyone else with them.
  9. Greggo

    The "3" Thread

    Hollie has been there a loooong time ... and yet they still managed to spell her last name wrong in the L3. Gotta love that attention to detail.
  10. National average for RTM is a .8. I don’t think that qualifies as ‘pretty popular.’ Stations sticking with it are mostly doing so bc they have an ownership stake and/or bc it’s cheap to acquire. https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/syndication-ratings-rookies-retreat-in-week-two
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    KPRC is now the third Houston TV station airing an hour of news at 4p, joining KHOU and KTRK. Started this week. They had been running 30 minutes of news, followed by Extra. Extra will continue to be seen at 12:30p and 3:30a. This is a return to an hour of news at 4p for KPRC. They cut it back to half an hour several years ago citing news overload. But I guess those ad dollars were too good to pass up ... https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2019/09/kprc-2-expands-4pm-news-to-one-hour.html
  12. Greggo

    Out & About

    FTV is claiming several NBC Boston anchors were let go. Any idea who or why?
  13. Greggo

    Out & About

    Steve Raible is going into semi-retirement at KIRO/Seattle. He’s off the 7 and 11p newscasts starting Monday but will anchor from 5-6:30p. Interesting that they are going with a solo anchor at 11p. Wonder how long that will last? https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/a-message-from-steve-raible/981019070
  14. Stations get to keep ALL the revenue from local newscasts. Not really sure why some of you continue to rant against local news without realizing why stations pick it over paying for syndicated shows that in many cases wind up flopping ... i.e. Katie Couric's syndie show and countless others.
  15. Stupid move. Tamron is from Luling, which is about an hour from San Antonio. She is a former Watermelon Thump queen -- Google it ... it's a big local festival -- and regularly returns. A missed opportunity. Although, given WOAI's past track record, not surprising ...
  16. No VO during the open? Ick.
  17. I can’t believe they’re rolling this look out to more markets without fixing the L3 issues. The text on the top line needs to differ from the text on the bottom line and the current look doesn’t do that. Looks piss poor.
  18. KEYE/Austin had 2 hours to fill from 3-5p after losing an hour of Millionaire and Steve Harvey. The replacements: Kelly Clarkson at 3p and Tamron Hall at 4p.
  19. KPRC actually had Inside Edition at 4:30 before it moved to KTRK. Would be interesting to see it return. Honestly tho, KPRC should just go back to airing an hour of news at 4. That’s what KHOU and KTRK do.
  20. Greggo

    Out & About

    It took them an entire year to find a replacement for Rachel McNeill. Unreal! She gave notice last summer and didn’t leave until the end of December. They had ample time (6 months) to seamlessly transition to someone new and blew it. Instead they’ve been using fill-ins for six months with another month left to go before Taniya starts.
  21. Maybe not the smartest name for WISH’s new show considering that’s already the name of Chris Hayes’ long-running MSNBC show.
  22. They claim no one was interested in buying the paper, which I find hard to believe. Plenty of other family-owned papers have been sold in recent years. Some to big chains, some to other locals. My hunch is they were sick of dealing with the paper — the industry is in major decline — and didn’t want to sell it to another company that would then be competing against their precious WFMJ for ad dollars.
  23. I guess we know now why Tegna didn’t go for the stations in Indy that Tribune/Nexstar had to divest. They must’ve already been in talks with Dispatch.
  24. They have handled this so poorly. They need to go on air and say something. It’s not going away. It’s actually getting worse and going wider. They are losing advertisers and likely viewers. CNN and FTV both say the company that used to sponsor the 7-day forecast is among the sponsors who have yanked their ads. One local business even offered the weatherman a new job if he has in fact been fired. Anyone know where WICS ranks in the market, ratings-wise?
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