Tag Archives: WXYZ

Follow up: Is Leno killing late local news?

Remember back last December when yours truly wrote how stripping The Jay Leno Show was a creative counter-programming idea? I think I might want to retract that statement. [..]

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"Lost" loses steam in the ratings

The fifth season-premiere of Lost didn’t gain viewers as the event notched its lowest-rated season-premiere to date. Lost averaged a 5.0 rating and 12 share among adults 18-49 [..]

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Detroit’s papers to cut back on delivery

Detroit’s two main newspapers (The Free Press and News) are scaling back their delivery due to the worsening economic conditions. Beginning in March, both papers will be delivering [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: So what happens if "Oprah" exits?

With Oprah Winfrey scheduled to run her new cable network in a joint venture with Discovery beginning next year, there is increasing speculation she may discontinue her daily [..]

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Local May sweeps numbers, Part 1

Overall analysis: While the major networks lost steam in the recently concluded May sweeps, many local stations actually saw increases year-to-year in late news and in other time [..]

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Local stations’ sweeps numbers hit by writers’ strike

Affiliates – who depend on their network’s prime-time programs to draw viewers to their late newscasts – suffered ratings declines during the just-concluded February sweeps as the writer’s [..]

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WLS, WGN clear new weekend shows

New weekend off-network hours that are making the rounds for syndication in 2008 have cleared Chicago stations. Boston Legal, the Emmy-award series from Twentieth Television, has cleared WLS-TV [..]

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"Dr. Phil" spinoff clears half of the country

CBS Television Distribution has cleared a spin-off of Dr. Phil called The Doctors in 50 percent of the country. Among station groups clearing the show include CBS, Belo, [..]

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WJBK, WDIV duke it out on Web

In this corner, it’s Fox-owned WJBK-TV – in the other corner, it’s Post-Newsweek’s NBC affiliate WDIV – and they are boxing to see who will come out on [..]

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WJBK back in the news game at 11

We have The Ten, they will have The Edge. WJBK-TV, the Fox-owned station in Detroit, is returning to the 11 p.m. newscast race effective on September 24 named [..]

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Are Detroit advertisers getting ripped off by TV?

A ratings decline of 24 percent for local newscasts over the last ten years on Detroit’s television stations haven’t stopped ad rates for those newscasts from escalating, according [..]

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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 [..]

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Detroit November sweeps numbers

Courtesy of the Michigan Buzzboard (scroll down a little). Looking at the numbers for those new talk shows, I say: Why even bother?

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Megan axed in Detroit

It looks like the beginning of the end for NBC Universal’s The Megan Mulually Show as NBC affiliate WDIV in Detroit has canceled the show and is being [..]

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Former college football coach dies at TV station

The legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler collapsed this morning while preparing to tape a program at WXYZ-TV in Detroit. He died later at a Southfield, [..]

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