Fire hits WABC-TV

WABC-TV in New York was knocked off the air for a time last night after a fire broke out at the station before the 11 p.m. newscast and didn’t resume until 5 a.m. The station’s early-morning newscasts were broadcast from what looked like a cramped office. The station’s newsroom and some equipment were damaged by fire, smoke and water damage. […]

Sweeping up

We’re back, and we’re sweeping up from the recent February ratings period in local markets (All ratings are measured by Nielsen): New York: WABC-TV dominated the ratings and in all local news time periods as usual, but it was WCBS-TV that surged to second place overall. A bad book for WNBC-TV, which fell to third, but it was an even […]

Geraldo and the Big Apple

Geraldo At Large, Twentieth Television’s syndicated news magazine, is making a big splash in New York City on WNYW, beating Katie Couric in the adult 25-54 demo at 6:30pm. for the month of October. He also beat Couric at 6:30pm in Detroit on WJBK in that same demo (it helps to note that Couric’s news show airs on a station […]