I’ve been complying local sweeps results for 17 seasons now and this is the first time I’m posting these on a blog…..
Local November sweeps stories from around the country…
Dallas/Fort Worth: In Big D, NBC-owned KXAS-TV won its sixth straight 10pm news crown, defeating ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in households and in adults 25-54… KXAS returned to the top spot in 2001, ending the 13-year dominance of WFAA as the market’s news leader. Meanwhile, Wheel of Fortune on CBS-owned KTVT won the 6:30pm time slot, but in the adults 18-49 demo, Wheel was defeated by Entertainment Tonight on WFAA. (Belo8?)
Phoenix: NBC affiliate KPNX continues its news dominance over the competition as it had since the mega-affiliation swap since took place over several weeks in the fall of 1994…. The rest of Phoenix’s November’s news numbers can be found here.
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale: Thanks to Dr. Phil, ABC affiliate WPLG has re-established dominance in local news and in overall ratings for the first time in years… Meanwhile, new CW affiliate WSFL beat MyNetworkTV’s WBFS in prime-time. (If you care, the article also mentions nearbyWest Palm Beach’s ratings where… yawn… NBC affiliate WPTV wins again [except noon]).
Orlando: ABC affiliate WFTV finished numero uno in every news time slot, and in overall ratings. (Surprisingly, this station is about as dominant as fellow ABC stations WSB Atlanta, WPVI Philadelphia, and WLS right here in Chicago.)
Milwaukee: ABC affiliate WISN-TV won the 5pm and 6pm time slots, but it was NBC affiliate WTMJ that took home the victory at 10pm again. Meanwhile, syndicated reruns of The Simpsons on Sinclair’s WCGV beat The King of Queens on sister station WVTV. However, Homer & Co. underperformed November 2005’s time period delivery.
Baltimore: CBS-owned WJZ-TV got a big boost from the Ravens (an AFC team; CBS carries AFC teams), but it was NBC affiliate WBAL-TV that won all local news time periods, except noon. (Hey Baltimore, remember when WJZ dominated the local ratings and Scripps’ WMAR-TV was actually a competitor? Smart move dumping NBC when it was number one, was it Scripps execs?)
We’ll have more results in the days ahead as more and more results become available.