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  1. We should all be seeing ratings bumps throughout selective markets due to COVID-19 Coverage. I'll Start with Pittsburgh Provided by Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette In household ratings, KDKA-TV ticked up at 5 a.m. but saw ratings decline at 6 a.m. Numbers were also down for WPXI-TV and WTAE-TV at 5 and 6 a.m. Rank order remained the same: WTAE first, WPXI second, KDKA third. But beyond that time period, household news ratings increased for all stations in all time periods. The only notable decline: Third-place “Ellen” at 4 p.m. on WTAE opposite news on KDKA (No. 1 in the time period) and “Judge Judy” on WPXI (No. 2). The 6 p.m. half-hour was an especially tight race with KDKA and WTAE essentially tied for first in household ratings. Ratings released Thursday by Nielsen include both household ratings that reflect a measure of overall popularity and demographic ratings that are the basis for setting advertising rates. TV commercials are generally sold on demos, which can be sliced and diced in assorted ways (men, women, age, income), but viewers ages 25-54 are one of the key demographics used to sell ads in a newscast. In the demos, newscasts’ trajectories generally mirrored the household ratings with demographic ratings for noon, evening and late news all on the rise for all stations’ newscasts compared to May 2019. Weekday mornings, WPXI saw its demo ratings tick up at 5 and 6 a.m. KDKA had first-place demo wins at noon, 4, 5 and 6 p.m. WPXI came in first at 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. (and was a hair’s length behind KDKA in the 6 p.m. half-hour). WTAE was first at 6 a.m.
  2. As the numbers begin to roll in, let us know how this month looked in your market. Please do not turn this into a list thread.
  3. BIG problems in DFW. WFAA failed to win a single time slot in November. First time that's happened in a bit. Even KTVT manages a win -- at 10p in total viewers. Tegna-itis strikes again. http://unclebarky.com/dfw_files/b75082ab02efdd059ef776da9b911c18-4322.html
  4. My neighbor showed this to me today wondering what it was all about. It came to her via the good old U.S. Postal Service... It's a survey from Nielsen Research asking participation in small questionnaire about where you get your programming from... They ask name, age range, sex, what you like to watch and how you watch it... For the time and effort to answer 9 questions they send you 1 crisp new $1dollar bill... The best part is if you return the survey in it's paid return envelope within 3 weeks...you will get another crisp new FIVE dollar bill as a token of thanks from Nielsen. This usually leads to you becoming a "Nielsen Family Member" where you will be asked to do more surveys... The pay is small...but there are various surveys they may ask you to participate in including radio,TV Internet or whatever else they are doing. And for those of you who don't care about being a Nielsen family... I am adding this neato picture of an old L.A. Airways helicopter landing at Disneyland....before the bad crash in '68. Eat News
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