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KentBrockman

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  1. It did happen in February which led to a major management overhaul. I somewhat agree with you, especially since Gray owns WVLT in Knoxville and WMC in Memphis, it gives them a third station in the capital which is needed and technically fourth station in the state since Gray has a relationship with Sarkes Tarzian who owns WRCB in Chattanooga. Actually, while they are dominant they aren't dominant by much. They had some major losses in the demo and in overall ratings in May. They've also been making a lot of bad decisions lately as well as some major technical fuck ups. The Scripps fever has finally started to overtake them, and I don't believe they will continue being dominant unless major changes are made. Their on-air product is just stale, and they report news that's several days old that other stations have already reported on. The ONLY reason WTVF continues to dominate is their aggressive promotion, the longevity of their talent (which can only last so long), and their stranglehold on the older viewers. In the demo of 25-54, which is more important now, they don't do very well and are usually at one point or another each day overtaken by WKRN or WSMV pretty much in every time slot.
  2. I don’t think it will ever happen, but if it does it will be a sad day. WSMV was number 1 in the 1980s and 1990s. A few bad management decisions at WSMV and a few good management decisions at WTVF helped them improve. It was the bad management decisions at WSMV that helped WKRN, but it didn't help them much as again I stated their ratings remained stagnant and now they're regularly placing 3rd again.
  3. Is it far from the truth though?
  4. We got to review our rankings last week for Nashville, I was hopeful that they were going to send out detailed numbers to us but they didn't so I'll have to go off of memory. WTVF is still largely number 1 in most time periods. However, this is the first ratings period in years that WTVF did not have a wide margin in their gains. In fact, they took a huge hit in the demo of 25-54. They also were down year-to-year across the board. Probably their weakest May book they've had. WKRN remains number 2 but not by much. Their ratings remained stagnant and they didn't show much growth during the May sweeps. They were also pretty stagnant in demos, neither improving or failing. WSMV improved on it's demo numbers and rankings, pulling itself from 4th to 3rd. Demos are trending upward, and for the first time in a long time, WSMV won a time slot (6AM). WZTV remains a pretty distant 4th place, and was also rather stagnant neither improving or failing. One thing can be said about Nashville's TV market, it's HIGHLY competitive and no one station is doing better than another especially WTVF.
  5. We have a station meeting to announce the sweeps results for Nashville next Friday. I'll report back what comes of that. Nashville is very similar in this regard to being very competitive. It will be interesting to see what comes of this, especially since the last sweeps period put WSMV in last place for the first time ever. Ratings have improved a lot, but we will see just how much.
  6. Wow I have been looking for that SCTV episode for years. Great find! They did a fantastic job recreating and parodying the network shows. I remember watching this episode as a kid when TVLand ran SCTV reruns late at night.
  7. I don't know if this was previously mentioned but WATN in Memphis has gotten the new ABC package. It won't last long though because TEGNA. WATE in Knoxville got the package awhile back as well. That only leaves WKRN in Tennessee to make the switch. They're still using whatever WCMH/WFLA have or had. On the WISH pack front, at some point WIVB in Buffalo dropped their longtime Renderon pack for that one, a blue version.
  8. There's not a lot of "WOOD" on that WOOD set lol. But it looks like a great refresh overall.
  9. A set alone won't save a sinking ship. However, it does look very good.
  10. That's because that "Media General-era logo" has mutated into something rather hideous. That 3 with the CBS eye has been around since the crescent-era, then the crescent was removed but the 3 and a red-colored eye remained for years. Now, they've made the CBS eye larger, the same color as the 3, and off-set a little further away and it looks disjointed.
  11. PLEASE learn to use commas and periods.
  12. The selling point of that entire set is the archway. I mean my God, that's a gorgeous archway.
  13. I am glad they got a new studio and building but that set is pretty sterile and meh. The red flooring with the off-white walls remind me of something a Gannett station would have in the 1980s, not something a station would want to have in 2019.
  14. Karyn Greer is a good choice but pretty unlikely. She was, however, a main anchor at WGCL weeknights in the 90s when the station was WGNX alongside Steve Dawson, who later went on to WHBQ in Memphis and then retired. Maybe she's going back to WOIO? I mean Gray is trying to reinvent the wheel.
  15. If they don't give the main anchor job to Tracye Hutchins after years and years of being passed over, then that station is f**ked in the head.
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