Monday, February 13, 2006

KATV One of the Top ABC Affiliates

Arkansas Business reports KATV ranks at the top of the nation's affiliates in the news department. Below is a portion of the article:

"Broken down solely by household rating from the November book, KATV ranks No. 1 among ABC affiliates in 5 p.m. newscasts, No. 2 at 6 p.m. and No. 6 at 10 p.m.

“Not bad for a little old station from Little Rock,” Dale Nicholson, general manager at KATV, said by e-mail. “We are working hard to get all three in the top five of all of ABC’s top 100 markets.”

The research was compiled by Continental Television Sales of New York, which is an independent marketing and research firm that represents the national sales needs of medium and smaller market stations.

At 10 p.m., KATV finished sixth with an 11 rating behind ABC affiliates in the San Antonio, Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Mo., and Shreveport markets."


Check out the full article HERE.

21 Comments:

At 7:58 AM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad they don't finish first in their own market at 10.

 
At 8:12 AM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the bashing begin. It'd be ok if KARK or KTHV had these results, nobody would say a word except that someone finally beat KATV.

 
At 8:45 AM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boo-frickin-hoo.

Too bad their morning show couldn't be spotted on a map under the Hubble telescope.

 
At 8:55 AM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's do the math. Ch. 4 + Ch. 11 at 5PM and 6PM....well, what do you know. Ch. 7 beats their combined totals in both shows. Weird.

 
At 9:52 AM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article is really odd to me. KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City promotes their stations as the #1 station in the country.

 
At 10:00 AM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KOCO?

Watch out, Nagin might buy out those call letters and move them to NOLA!

 
At 10:50 AM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This morning show bashing is too funny. You people really think morning shows matter. You are in Market 56-57 and get up at 3a to go interview people at Toad Suck. GET A LIFE! NOBODY CARES! YOU'RE ALL HOKEY!

 
At 12:14 PM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We wouldn't bash them if they didn't suck so bad. ;)

 
At 1:10 PM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could be worse - all of you in central Arkansas could live in NW Arkansas and have to put up with the three pathetic excuses for morning shows on up here . . . . .

I'll take a central Arkansas morning show ANYTIME before I'd watch the crap they try and pass off up here in the mornings . . . .

 
At 2:59 PM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This article is really odd to me. KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City promotes their stations as the #1 station in the country."

I suggest you read the whole article.

 
At 4:30 PM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how does that work?

My ABC affiliated station pulled a 14 rating with a 28 share at 10.

I don't see us mentioned.

 
At 9:34 PM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again put meters in this market....the books mean crap with out them...Get meters! If you don't believe me...KENS and San Antonio was the long time number one in that market. After meters KSAT the number one.

 
At 2:10 PM, February 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's SO true... early morning interviews are not watched.

 
At 3:07 PM, February 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV gave up on their morning show.

 
At 3:51 PM, February 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicole and Shaniqua were fun to see on the morning show.

 
At 4:36 PM, February 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV has gotten trendsettingly bad. 4 and 11 are the one's to watch.

 
At 5:36 PM, February 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who looks at the ratings book can see that KATV's numbers at 5 & partly at 6, are fueled by oprah. Take a look at the percentage of new tune in...both 4 & 7 drop at news time.

No wonder KATV pays out the wazoo for Oprah. It's not even profitable at this point...she sustains their only lead in numbers. If fox had that lead in, they would be #1. Smoke that one Dale, cause you're news!

 
At 7:03 PM, February 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is holding thier ratings based on the old school viewers of 55+. Eventually, they are gone and you are left with having to figure it out. Since Dale is such a proud genius, why can't he get his morning show to fly? He lost me when he got on tv and told me who to vote for.

 
At 8:25 PM, February 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad thing is Dale will never retire. Once he retires he becomes nobody. No more free tickets to Razorback games, would you really want to pay for them, and all those people that pretend to be his friends will soon forget who he is. He's actually smart enough to know this, so he'll never retire. He'll just continue to try and be the center of attention while wearing way too much Old Spice.

 
At 9:07 PM, February 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"KATV is holding thier ratings based on the old school viewers of 55+. Eventually, they are gone and you are left with having to figure it out"

THATS why KATV has such enthusiasm for HDTV, (much like modern-day Stan Heath or Duddy Waller--take yer pick). If its not waving the red shirt of razorback boosterism, or promoting their local newscasts, its just another space for airtime. Wanna bet when ABC makes a central time zone HD feed for GMA, that KATV will find some excuse not to air it. Heck, GMA is aired only one hour on Saturdays and Sundays. Gotta keep those East Arkansas soybean farmers happy with the Houston Nutt Show and let the rest of Central Arkansas be d---ed.

 
At 7:38 PM, February 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey channel 7, if you're really confident in your numbers.. push for a metered market. Then you can prove how good you are. Oh wait.. there have been many cases around the country where a number one station slips from grace after finding out the real deal through meters... but i'm sure you're confident right?

 

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