Tuesday, June 26, 2007

May Book: The Ups and Downs in the Little Rock Market

Arkansas Business.com has more numbers from the May book. As the article points out, "it was KTHV-TV, Channel 11's turn to see at least some of that decline. KATV-TV, Channel 7, experienced faded numbers in February, and KARK-TV, Channel 4, saw a decrease in November."

The article has the numbers. Below are a few comments the GM's from the stations made to AB.com:

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While Larry Audas, general manager at KTHV, sticks by his mantra that any given ratings book -- good or bad -- is "the battle, not the war," another station leader compared the ratings to auto racing.

"The Little Rock market, for the first time in many years, has three television stations -- KARK, KATV and KTHV -- that are at parity in relative strength," said Rick Rogala, general manager at Nexstar Broadcasting Group-owned KARK, which does not subscribe to the Nielsen's.

"It's like watching a NASCAR race, with three cars running side by side down the straightaway after each car leading around a different turn," he said. "We continue to hear from more and more viewers who are responding to our focus on local news that is relevant to their lives in Arkansas. That's the fuel that powers our engine."

> "I am so very pleased to see the viewers of central Arkansas continue to embrace our news offering," said Chuck Spohn, general manager at KLRT. "I expect this growth to continue as more and more Arkansans discover Fox 16 News."

29 Comments:

At 3:28 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to clean your desk out Mr. Raines....lol

 
At 3:30 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 years as news director and counting

 
At 3:44 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of talk, no real change.

 
At 5:11 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yawn, this blog is boring.

 
At 6:33 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT is on the move! Finest digital signal in the state, best studio lighting, look out "Big Three" it's about to be over.

 
At 6:45 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Viewers are passionate about studio lighting.

 
At 8:47 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please get over-nights?

 
At 9:13 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Viewers are passionate about studio lighting "

Well, they know when it looks like crap and half the lights are aimed wrong. If you are in the business of TV and if you don't know incorrect lighting when you see it you need to get out of the business.

 
At 9:39 AM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We wants lights shining off boobs !

 
At 3:13 PM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:28 PM First comment:

Time to clean your desk out Mr. Raines....lol

Never happen to a "Yes" man. Cannot make a decision or have a creative thought with out the GM

 
At 4:13 PM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can KLRT dump the early newscasts (5, 5:30pm) and adopt a "Good Day Little Rock"--Memphis and Tulsa FOX stations have local news in the morning, it would sure beat James Robinson hawking crap on his informercials.

 
At 11:27 AM, June 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox 16 is fun to watch. The female anchor is always trying to 'turn viewers on', while one of the male anchors puts people to sleep. Seriously, trying too hard to be sexy is funny.

 
At 8:38 PM, June 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is unbelievably funny to see you take yourselves so seriously.

 
At 3:27 PM, June 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is funny to see these people take themselves seriously. Most newspeople are just readers. They don't cover or report or investigate. They just bleach their teeth, stuff their bras and try to read without screwing up too much.

 
At 10:37 PM, June 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOX16 is adding a four hour morning show starting in 2008.

 
At 10:38 PM, June 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overnights would be great but to get meters it's about 1 million a station.

We have one station that doesn't even subscribe to Neilson.

NO meters anytime soon.

 
At 10:48 AM, July 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is funny to see these people take themselves seriously. Most newspeople are just readers. They don't cover or report or investigate. They just bleach their teeth, stuff their bras and try to read without screwing up too much.

Well, whatever they are doing it seems to be working.

 
At 6:14 AM, July 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT-DT, Channel 30, will lead the ratings within the next two years.

 
At 8:56 AM, July 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not working at 4.

 
At 1:05 AM, July 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In ten years you will all be gone and no one will care about studio lighting. Better polish up on your website building skills because this industry has a finite shelf-life.

 
At 1:09 AM, July 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lighten up super competitors. Don't take yourself so seriously. Maybe you could even avoid trashing your colleagues at other stations. This is market fifty something and there are only 50 states. This is not life or death and this blog site reeks of petty small minds that think this speck on earth is of utmost importance. So important that you are willing to lose all class and rip away at people who have the exact same job as you do and are probably more like you than anyone else.

 
At 1:11 AM, July 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blogger had to put ANOTHER story about the ratings because no one cares about any of the other subjects. He knows only this will awaken your inner asshole and make you blog away.

 
At 1:15 PM, July 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is market fifty something and there are only 50 states.

Hey genius, that would really mean something if there were only 50 markets. Do you know how many markets there are? Why don't you do some research and get back to us.

 
At 1:45 PM, July 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone knows how many markets there are genius...excuse me hater. The point is... get over yourself and your hatred and your sense of inadequacy that drives you to take shots at any and everyone. Just getting back to you....

 
At 4:43 PM, July 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And someone knows you are.

 
At 5:28 PM, July 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2008? New owners sign off? First 2005. Then 2006. THEN 2007. Of course you will say 2008. Promises, promises, lies. Lies about that and everything else that goes on there.

 
At 11:17 AM, July 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the problem with these ignorant people is thay put too much emphisis on experience and education, if they hire people on life experience and what they have it would make TV worth watching.

 
At 1:47 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe THAY need an education!

 
At 1:50 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if you did not notice, that's with an emphasis, not emphisis, on THAY! Ha!

 

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