Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's All About Sweeps....

Is sweeps over yet? I tell ya what this has to be one of the worst sweeps period when it comes to "sweeping news stories". Seems the quality of the packages have really went down hill. I am not talking just on one channel nearly all of them and I get both Shreveport and Little Rock channel. Just like one day a Little Rock channel promoted heavily on how it will feature a story at 10 about how crooks are using facebook to steal from ya. It was nothing more than a 20 second anchor read. Some were so horrible I can't even remember them. One channel promoted the abuse of food stamps...i tuned it every time they said they were gonna run the story but never saw it...Maybe I blinked my eye.


Besides the unusual "news stories" the average viewer should be able to pickup something is going on by the notion none of the main anchors are on vacation....and they are all dressed up when they usually wear casual clothes. Or when they all report news that doesn't happen in Little Rock. Will be glad when the sweeps are over and all the over the top "news stories" are finally done for another period.

177 Comments:

At 5:53 PM, November 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because we all know nobody watches TV when it's not Feb, May, July or Nov.... Always cracks me up! I just don't watch local news at all!!

 
At 8:15 PM, November 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It can't possibly be sweeps in NWA. Was in Fayetteville for the game yesterday. The news on 40/29 was horrible. There were two fires in Rogers. There was a car wreck. And there was a football game. That was all I learned in 30 minutes of evening news. I know it's a small market, but that was horrible.

 
At 10:32 PM, November 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is amazing how much "family" news shows up at this time. I know it's hard to get news when there aren't any shootings, killings, fires or fatal car wrecks. Keep those scanners tuned, boys and girls . . .

 
At 10:42 PM, November 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That reminds me, I have to return my list to Arbitron. Always a pleasure to let the local stations know what a lousy job they are doing with their programming, and the picture of Benjamin Franklin was welcome also.

 
At 7:12 PM, November 14, 2011, Anonymous TD said...

I'm just glad that Beth Hunt and KATV are there for Central Arkansas families to be the guiding light in this world of darkness. What would we do without them?

 
At 10:51 PM, November 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want to see national news at 5:00 P.M. when I know I will see all that I need to see at 5:30or on the news networks. I watch the local stations that keep the focus on local news at 5:00 and 6:00. I want to see reporters in the field giving us detailed information regarding the stories they are covering, not anchors reading news that I will see again or insignificant stories just to kill time.

 
At 12:08 AM, November 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There must be no money at 5. it seems like all the stations are emphasizing the 6 and 10 a lot more. I feel like there have been a few decent sweeps stories though.

 
At 1:17 AM, November 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very few.

 
At 5:04 AM, November 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't life at KATV get interesting if Beth helped them have a surge in their 10pm ratings? Beth looks relaxed and enjoying her job. It shows in her delivery.

 
At 8:07 AM, November 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What sweep stories have been good?

 
At 8:10 AM, November 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were Alyse's glasses today part of THV's sweeps strategy? If so.....me likey.

 
At 10:04 AM, November 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweeps isn't what it used to be. Now there is so much 'sparkly' things on the internet and the million other channels.

I don't think stations should have sweeeps months. Why can't you come up with a good idea and heavily promote it when ever you want

I haven't seen any good, big stories. Especially at THV. I think THV decided to do nothing but jail sweeps. Ashley Blackstone did like 10 stories on death row and used all archive video and interviews, stupid and why do I care about people who are going to die behind bars for horrific crimes

 
At 11:41 AM, November 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was one of THV's better segments.

 
At 1:53 PM, November 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:04 AM---Agree

 
At 4:24 PM, November 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the 8:10 poster above. As a faithful 7 and 11 watcher I also like Melissa Dunbar Gates in glasses. I really love women in glasses. Does Dawn Scott wear glasses from time to time? Something about it is sexy too me

 
At 5:44 PM, November 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freak.

 
At 12:01 AM, November 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like glasses, hate them on Melissa.

About Sweeps. Take it from someone who has now been a viewer for years, I guess you can call me a loyal viewer because I don't even notice (care) about the promotions. I just watch my usual stations that I am comfortable with.

I agree, sweeps are over rated in the newsroom. There were plenty of other times during the year there are good story ideas to take a day or two on, but it isn't done. (because you can't spare the time in a none sweeps month, so on, whatever)

 
At 1:56 AM, November 16, 2011, Anonymous Braniac said...

"I'm just glad that Beth Hunt and KATV are there for Central Arkansas families to be the guiding light in this world of darkness. What would we do without them?"

We would do the same thing we do now; watch the other LR stations.

 
At 10:42 AM, November 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweeps are a thing left to small and medium sized markets....once (if every) the Little Rock Market goes to Metered or LPM....Sweeps will be a thing of the past

 
At 2:20 PM, November 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The quality of the stories at all of the local stations has gone downhill. By the way, not everyone cares about the Razorbacks and many people can see through the sweeps propoganda.
KARK: Those little boys on Razorback Nation are annoying. More Keri and Jessica please.
KATV: Alyson, please stop yelling. The news is better without Christina. More Jason.
KTHV: Top notch A team surrounded by inexperience. I think gym memberships are needed for most of the on-air talent (male and female).

 
At 11:53 PM, November 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain this trash THV put on TV as their lead story?

Watch the video:

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/180867/2/Update-on-Big-Rock-Interchange

First, The way I understand it, this is Jessica Duff's story. But Dawn Scott pitches to Wess Moore.

No one mentions why he is even standing there. And there is no reason for him to be there.

Then they stand and talk for way to long about the video behind them.

I'd also like to know who gave this girl a job. She is horrible.

It was so poorly thought out.lmao.

 
At 12:22 AM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa, Jessica Duff has a weird shaped body. You can't really call her thin or over weight, just odd.

Haven't seen her in person, but I'd say her voice would click to tell me it's her, eh. Is she married? Who can stand her voice.

I haven't seen any of her other work, but I'm with 11:53, she shouldn't be on camera.

 
At 6:38 AM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a very weird segment. For one thing, it's very annoying to have the two of them looking at each other, while not facing the camera at all. And who cares if Wess Moore commutes from Saline County? Jessica Duff should not be on air. Her voice has always been so annoying. Oh, and did anyone notice that in the vo/sot segment that Dawn read, the soundbite from the AHTD guy was exactly, almost word for word, what she had just read leading into the soundbite? That's not her fault, it's the fault of the person who wrote the piece. I guess they don't teach picking your soundbite first, and then writing copy to lead into it anymore.

 
At 8:56 AM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Volunteer Vixen rocks!

 
At 10:32 AM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter the topic, THV gets hammered. Why is that? I know Duff, sweet girl.

 
At 11:18 AM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV gets hammered because they make poor decisions - like this one. Take Duff out of the equation - having Wess on this segment just adds confusion. The banter between the two is unnecessary. Plus, why is your sports guy helping with road construction news? The viewers would be better served by letting one person explain the changes. Just awful.

 
At 11:54 AM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So confusing. This segment was not needed. It is also the producers fault.

And just because someone is 'sweet' doesn't mean they should be put on the air.

Thanks for giving me another reason for not watching thv.

The time stamp shows the segment was closing in on 4minutes. And it was their top story, awful decisions over there.

 
At 12:42 PM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Dawn or Craig have any veto power on what is on the air? It seems like they should, especially with Craig's decades of broadcast experience. Wait, Dawn is approaching decades of experience, too. :)

 
At 12:53 PM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who makes those decisions on who does what? I'm not in the know, but I am a viewer. Is it not the reporter who decides?

 
At 12:55 PM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Lauren Scott?
Is Dawn still married or is she not wearing a ring?

 
At 2:33 PM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe me, if the anchors had it their way, most the mmjs wouldnt be there. But thats not an option so they just go with the flow and get their pay checks.

 
At 4:42 PM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good grief that reporter is awful.

Dawn is divorced? That would be sad. Talented beautiful sweet person with two young kids. You never know whats going on in peoples lives.

 
At 10:30 PM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who said Dawn was divorced? This is how crazy rumors get started.

 
At 11:47 PM, November 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain this trash THV put on TV as their lead story?

Watch the video:

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/180867/2/Update-on-Big-Rock-Interchange

Sooo Sorry Could someone explain it to me again like i'm a 3 year old (Sarcasm).

(More Sarcasm)...How many people does it take to tell a story at THV?

Answer: Apparently 3

 
At 2:14 AM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Does Dawn or Craig have any veto power on what is on the air? It seems like they should, especially with Craig's decades of broadcast experience."

Craig's experience was in radio where nobody could not see him, only hear him. Not quite one decade of experience in TV yet. When he is doing on-the-street reporting, he asks a person a question then steps in front of them. What is that about?

 
At 9:09 AM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For everyone bashing on Jessica Duff--I hope you realize how immature and superficial you sound. How she looks/voice/whatever has NOTHING to do with the news. If you don't like this channel, try watching something else. I'm sorry ya'll don't have better things to talk about than bashing people. You really should get out more. Please grow up and stop acting like you're in high school.

 
At 10:44 AM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff is in High School

 
At 11:09 AM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bitter bloggers are creepy. Try praying, it will help you be nice.

 
At 11:17 AM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig has decades of live BROADCASTING experience. It shouldn't matter if it is radio or TV. What does matter is the man should know what works, what doesn't work, and how to make a save when something goes wrong during a live shot. Dawn and Liz should have this also at this point in their careers. As a viewer I have to question who is really in charge of the news at THV.

 
At 12:56 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer is Master MC!

 
At 2:14 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! You losers have WAY TOO MUCH time on your hands! To spend time watching something that you don't enjoy is stupid enough! To then spend time to comment on a blog about how much you don't enjoy it and actually make recommendations on a subject that obviously none of you are personally involved in or even close to experts in, is even more stupid...not to mention meaningless to who you are aiming it at, that is, in the one-in-a-million chance that they read this shit!

 
At 4:24 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The morning show at THV is great, but the evening news needs an overhaul. I have switched to other stations at night, and will not switch back until there is a change in anchors, reporters and content with the exception of Craig.

 
At 4:25 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You read it.

 
At 6:02 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention Arkansas TV Viewers. KLRT FOX16 is another one of your local tv news stations. Lets respect that. Lets maybe stop nagging about the other three every now and then. Thank you.

 
At 6:03 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I think FOX16 needs to get weekday morning and midday newscasts.

 
At 6:54 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, FOX 16 IS a part of this market. They have a pretty good product. But until they start pulling in numbers like "the big three," there's not that much to talk about. Their newsroom atmosphere must be perfect because I never hear anyone complain about working there.

 
At 7:27 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Busta Rhyme said...

Master MC sounds like a rapper

 
At 7:45 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV is right on point with their morning show right now. Who would've thought they'd turn out to be such a strong team? I agree that evening and nightside newscasts need a little TLC to bring it up to par.

 
At 9:41 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Craig has decades of live BROADCASTING experience. It shouldn't matter if it is radio or TV. . . "

Then why does he insist on yelling into the mic if he has "decades" of experience. Hard to take him seriously since he tries so hard to be funny.

 
At 9:47 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People in the spotlight, whether they be actors or local news reporters, are still people. They have feelings, too. Sometimes we forget that. Jessica is one of the nicest people I know. She in no way deserves to be bashed ANY MORE THAN you who have been trash-talking her.
Think about it.
Constructive, professional criticism is one thing...this is completely uncalled for and out of line.

 
At 9:51 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been a loyal THV viewer for years, but the bottom line is there evening newscasts are just plain awful. I don't like bashing anyone individually, but Ms. Duff is just one example of THVs terrible and inexperienced reporters. I now watch 7 at night and THV in the morning. I'm sorry that stating our views upsets so many people on this board. I am the people complaining are part of the evening newscasts teams at THV. Sorry guys...you need to get it together!

 
At 9:53 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the people complaining are part of the evening newscasts teams at THV.

should be I am SURE the people complaining are part of the evening NEWSCAST teams at THV. Sorry for the typos!

 
At 9:59 PM, November 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the people complaining are part of the evening newscast, they should be a little more professional about it and leave it at work...it would likely do more good to take their concerns to the people who can make a change, rather than vent on a public blog where anyone can see their discontent.
I certainly hope they aren't the ones making fun of outward appearances. That shows immaturity and a lack of respect for other people.

 
At 1:53 PM, November 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have the local stations really changed that much?

 
At 6:36 PM, November 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:14, you are either not in the business or deluding yourself if you believe the people mentioned on here do not read this blog. I promise you, they check it religiously to see what's being said about themselves and the competition.

 
At 9:55 AM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The THV morning crew has chemistry. My wife even commented last night that she'd switched back to 11 from 7 in the mornings, and that they reminded her of the fun had during BJ, Robin and Tom era. But, we've switched from 11 at night to 7 because Beth's delivery is so comfortable.

 
At 11:22 AM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand why someone on this blog is so hung up on Craig yelling in the mic. I have watched him for years and never have I seen him do it. He is the best thing THV has going for them on the evening news. I'm about ready to throw in the towel and change to 7 at night if they don't get their act together.

 
At 11:39 AM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth Hunt: Kicking butt and taking market share

And probably glad she doesn't have to work at 4:30 am.

 
At 11:41 AM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never heard Craig yelling in the mic.

 
At 12:17 PM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with 9:55. You can't fake chemistry and they have it. It's fun to watch and oddly enough it's always neat to see what the two girls will wear! I love their clothing choices. I know that is kind of random. That being said, we watch 7 or 4 news at night.

 
At 2:50 PM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
I have never heard Craig yelling in the mic."
@ 11:41 AM, November 21, 2011

Are you really that deaf or just don't care?

 
At 3:12 PM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, wait a minute. It just came to me. You are the person on audio at THV that can't hear the loud commercials and the twice-as-loud audio on THV-2 "Behind the Scenes." That explains a lot.

 
At 3:35 PM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous T.D. said...

Seems to me the person who keeps posting about Craig yelling is a disgruntled behind the scenes person who needs to pot down their headset. Viewers just aren't hearing this.

 
At 9:39 PM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever it is has been on this soap box for months. I'm not deaf and I would turn the channel if he yelled in the mic, as I do when the Crain commercials are on.

 
At 9:44 PM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 2:14, THV employees were whispering about how jessica duff actually posted a FB comment about everyong bashing her on the blog, so to answer you, people do read it.

 
At 10:52 PM, November 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So does Liz.

 
At 12:17 AM, November 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Seems to me the person who keeps posting about Craig yelling is a disgruntled behind the scenes person who needs to pot down their headset. Viewers just aren't hearing this.

I don't have a dog in this hunt but when you say "pot" down their headset I think you are speaking of an "H" or "T" pad, not a potentiometer or "pot." A "pot" is a term that is used by people who don't know the difference which includes most people in radio and television like yourself. There are no "pots" on your audio board and that's a fact, Jack.

 
At 8:25 AM, November 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

warning disgruntled engineers on the board. Still bitter about not being able to get ladies to visit their basement apartment in their mom's house.

 
At 9:02 AM, November 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor: FOX16's Chief Meteorologist Jeff Baskin may be leaving the station. I saw a "Newport Television Career Connection Update" commercial during the 8:30AM half-hour this morning on FOX16 saying that the station is looking for a "Chief Meteorologist". Could this mean KLRT and KASN are looking for a new head weather person? We'll have to see...

 
At 9:26 AM, November 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring Back Brett! He's looking.

 
At 10:11 AM, November 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to Courtney Collins and Pete?

 
At 7:56 PM, November 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lauren Trager said poop one too many times during the dinner hour.

 
At 11:43 PM, November 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9:09 on November 18 who said
... If you don't like this channel (11) try watching something else...

I say: I don't watch your channel for many reasons and one happens to be Jessica Duff.

I actually thought she was gone, but that still didn't make me turn back because now there are more people as bad as her for different reasons.

I haven't seen her since I flipped the Channel several years ago on the morning show BECAUSE she made an appearance every morning. Sad awful.

Her she is with how many years under her belt doing that crap on the air, as the lead story. I blame her, the producers, managers and anchors for the decisions at your station.

 
At 1:47 AM, November 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe that KARK management would let a reporter do a story on goose "poop" let alone show pictures of the poop numerous times. Hello management of KARK, this is the dinner hour. Really in very poor taste and not a more fitting reporter to do it. Will register a complaint with corporate tomorrow morning via a written letter.

 
At 8:52 AM, November 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree about the goose poop story. Fecal matter, excrement, or droppings would have been a better choice of words.

Was she trying to be funny?

 
At 9:05 PM, November 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was bad, but most of the time she is very good at reporting and anchoring on the week-end. I'm sure she learned her lesson and she will use a better choice of words the next time she has a goose assignment.

 
At 12:01 AM, November 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Courtney Collins now?

 
At 11:20 AM, November 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard courtney and pete left arkansas a long time ago and stayed out of the news biz, I dont know if its by choice or scared to try.

 
At 8:55 PM, November 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think liz is cute a lot of beauifal woman on 11

 
At 10:52 AM, November 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Roger Suzanin FINALLY got a haircut. he looks MUCH better. I GUARANTEE he did it because of all the criticism on this blog. on-air people DEFINITELY read this.

 
At 10:43 PM, November 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked Roger's hair the way it was.

 
At 11:34 PM, November 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also liked rogers old hairstyle too...but I dont mind the new doo. I think its funny though that someone thinks criticism on this blog was what led him to get it cut. I havent even seen people bashing it. some people on here need to get a life!

 
At 1:14 AM, November 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of KARK people who is this other guy they've brought in for sports, did jason snavely find another job or something?

 
At 12:41 PM, November 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt it. Snavely is awful.

 
At 3:26 PM, November 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But he's do pretty.

 
At 11:52 PM, November 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen any worse video than the KTHV pre-game show from the LSU-Arkansas game? What a waste of money to put that on the air. Putting up a slide and just carrying audio would have been a better choice. It appeared that they took the weather garden surveillance camera with them.

 
At 7:38 AM, November 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! The folks at 7 are on the blog again! Shouldn't you be getting ready for church instead of crazy bashing your competition?

 
At 1:34 PM, November 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a hair cut, I'm sure Roger will let it grow out again.

He has been at 7 for probably close to 3-years and you're saying the blog finally got to him?.lol. I doubt that.

The blog might hurt people's feelings, but that's about it. I have seen post on here about almost everyone's hair in the business.

 
At 8:32 PM, November 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica Duff is beyond a shadow of a doubt the HOTTEST reporter in the Little Rock market! What a babe!

 
At 4:38 PM, November 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to see those sweater melons!

 
At 10:00 PM, November 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wow! The folks at 7 are on the blog again! Shouldn't you be getting ready for church instead of crazy bashing your competition?"

Not bashing, telling the truth. Competition? Keep using those surveillance cameras and you will see the numbers drop. Why don't you move them inside and use them. You have already eliminated you camera persons.

 
At 12:00 PM, November 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The majority of the cmeras inside are also surveillance cameras, except the cameras on the anchors.

 
At 1:22 PM, November 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Viewers do care if your server crashes during the newscast and you have no video to show them.
Viewers don't care if the cameras have a person standing behind the cameras operating them, or if they are being operated remotely. High-def is high-def. Sorry that someone lost their job over it. Someone also lost their job when elevators got push buttons.
The world can be cold sometimes.
Just like when Beth is anchoring during November sweeps and looks comfortable and confident in her job. What will happen when Munoz comes back?
Or when someone is doing their best and the ratings are horrible and they lose their job. Such is the world of TV.

 
At 12:58 AM, November 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:22 I don't have a connection to any station, but you sound creepy, mean, and defensive. That being said I really enjoyed your post!

 
At 1:01 AM, November 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Gannett had a building with elevators they all would be equipped with push buttons. Surveillance cameras used for on-air broadcast. That is a first for television stations in this market. If you won't admit the viewers can tell the difference you don't need to be in the business.

 
At 12:10 PM, November 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only full HD cameras at THV are the robotic ones on the anchors. The cameras in the garden and information center are HD, but very poor quality. They are Sony surveillance cameras on steel posts. You can even see a photo of the cameras in THV's FB photo album about the weather garden makeover.

 
At 12:32 PM, November 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Viewers don't care if someone is behind the camera, but we do care when there are audio problems. Kudos to Mark Edwards for how he handled the audio issues last night. Ironic that it happened the same night as NBC's fire alarm sounding during the nightly news.

 
At 3:05 PM, November 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

viewers dont care about who is behind the camera, but they do care about camera quality. They wonder why THV says they're "first in HD" but 80% of their video is SD and only the cameras on the anchors are full HD.

 
At 5:22 PM, November 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to Mark Edwards in more ways than one. Great sports anchor.

 
At 11:19 PM, November 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:10p

Isn't HD and poor quality an oxymoron? I guess it's poor quality-high definition for sure. Tech problems galore.

 
At 10:41 PM, December 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone else noticed that the "Adventure Arkansas," series on Channel 7 is perhaps the worst franchise ever? I don't watch the morning show and maybe Chris is good there...but I cringe every Thursday.

 
At 11:42 PM, December 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:41 I think you need to cut Chris a little slack for Adventure Arkansas. He probably just does those to promote Daybreak. he's not really a reporter so he may not even write them himself. I agree they're not very interesting, but I've seen MUCH worse on Arkansas TV.

 
At 3:03 PM, December 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree the previous post regarding Mark Edwards? Very strong on-camera presence. THV really needs to boot Wes Moore to weekends and let Mark have the main job. Though, I can't imagine Mark being here much longer. Surely, larger markets have noticed his work.

 
At 7:03 PM, December 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely you jest. Where did the Chris Kane attack come from? Hs pieces are better produced than THV's six oclock show.

 
At 10:07 PM, December 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THVers will bash anything that has to do with 7...and they will assume any criticism that comes their way is from channel 7. Lame.

 
At 10:49 PM, December 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so people on this blog are bashing chris kane and praising mark marble mouth edwards? I feel like im living in a bizarro world.

 
At 5:27 PM, December 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Chris.

 
At 5:49 PM, December 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching THV in the evenings is like watching a college news program, full of students still learning what they're doing. It's obvious THV pumps the most money into the mornings.

 
At 5:59 PM, December 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are probably right. 3 big salaries in the morning at THV.

 
At 9:42 PM, December 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Define 'big'. I say no one on that AM show is bringing in as much as Buckner or Craig. Especially Ashley. I doubt she got much of a bump AT ALL. Lowball. That's the Gannett way.

 
At 9:53 PM, December 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess we're supposed to believe the pro mark edwards comments were NOT from him....but the Chris Kane one was. OK...

 
At 11:09 PM, December 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you guys know that any comment that is remotely positive on this blog was made by the on-air person the post was about? That's why the "Thanks...." detective is here to call the poster out!

 
At 5:30 AM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Ashley or Alyse's salaries are very great. I bet Tom makes bank. The pump a lot of production money into "This Morning." With live shots and promos, they pull of a good product.

 
At 7:45 AM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV pumps BIG money into the evenings! The 4 top salaries are paid there - not mornings! It never has and never will. You figure out who the top earners are. It's usually the folks that have been there the longest. The same is true at 7, 4 and 16. The biggest earners other han sales, are the evening newscasters.

 
At 12:04 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coming from someone who knows, Alyse and Ashley are the two highest paid females on LR morning tv.

 
At 12:40 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much $$ are we talking?

 
At 1:22 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:04. Doubtful that you know squat.

 
At 1:43 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you think alyse and ashley make as much as courtney and mayo you are insane. ac left because 11s offer was so bad...why would 11 then throw MORE money at Ashley...a weekend anchor who was DESPERATE (take it from someone who knows) for the morning gig.

 
At 2:08 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is Fox 16 starting a morning show? I hear rumblings.

 
At 2:30 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wouldn't surprise me if Alyse made more than Alyson and Melinda, but it would really surprise me if Ashley did since she was reporting earlier this year. In the grand scheme of things they are paid to be talking heads. Cushy job is an understatement.

 
At 2:52 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morning anchors in this market work a lot more than evening anchors as far as daily time on the desk. Can't tell you how many evening anchors who make a ton of money who don't do much but shop online

 
At 2:59 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:04pm - That's like saying you're the highest payed employee at McDonald's.

@1:43pm - Exactly. When Charles Crowson took over for BJ they gave him squat for a raise. What makes anyone think that they did anything more for Ashley?

 
At 4:02 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOw much do you think the morning anchors at KARK make?

 
At 4:09 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't make sense for THV to pay Alyse more than Alyson as she doesn't have the experience and niether does Ashley. So I would gather that they are paid less than KATV's anchorettes.

 
At 5:59 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never said it made sense. I just said it was true.

 
At 7:26 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are mistaken. Katv's morning anchors are paid more than THVs - that's what is true.

 
At 11:35 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever helps you sleep at night, honey! Once again, I'm not speculating. I know for a fact that the two girls at KTHV are paid more. You must have a dog in this fight though since you care so much.

 
At 1:16 PM, December 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:35 you must also have a dog in this fight because its clear you care quite a bit. I have noy weighed in yet but I will tell you what I know. Ashley was given a very small bump to take the morning shift. She does not make close to what Alyson or Melinda make. I will admit I don't know what Alyse makes.

 
At 7:23 AM, December 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your 2 "highest paid morning anchors" are clearly idiots. They said this morning Pearl Harbor started World War ONE. I'm sure those 2 are worth every penny.

 
At 8:38 AM, December 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that too! They also recently called Goldman Sachs, Goldman 'Socks' multiple times. It was funny and sad...

 
At 6:14 PM, December 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol.

 
At 12:23 AM, December 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hel-leena was heard on the 5p on KARK. Wonder where that guy is from.

Yeah, started World War One. That's about all they know. If they can't get that right, how are they going to be credible on other news stories.

That is a shame.

 
At 2:05 PM, December 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering about Dawn Scott's marital status as well. She hasnt worn her ring (and it was a BIG one) in several months. Also, her bio on KTHV's website has dropped any reference to her husband. It used to say something like "...spend time with her husband to two children...". Now it just refers to her children.

I dont know Dawn personally, so I dont know for certain, but 1+1=2. Just something that makes you go "Hmmmmmm".

 
At 5:52 PM, December 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are everyone's book predictions?

 
At 6:44 PM, December 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 will win mornings in this book.

 
At 6:57 PM, December 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think 7 will win the morning this book. It seems to me they've spent a LOT of cash on new promos and billboards promoting their new show. I say it will pay off for this book.

 
At 8:32 AM, December 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a competitor of both 4 and 7, it seems they have both spent a TON of cash promoting their product. Gongrats to you. THV's promotion department only knows how to promote a cat - so they should lose. However, IF 11 does lose, it'll be everybody elses's fault and not the the promotions for the lack of a job they have done.

 
At 8:58 AM, December 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Keri O'Hara have her baby?
When is Melissa Dunbar Gates' baby due?

 
At 9:11 AM, December 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV always wins the morning show, except for one or two exceptions in the last decade. It will be no different this time.

 
At 3:05 PM, December 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cPlease tell the female anchor that her outdated updo is not flatterig. Can't take it anymore.

 
At 4:04 PM, December 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is 11. I was one of the people that thought Larry Audus was crazy for putting those three together. I've noticed that they all bring something different to the table and mesh well. There isn't a bad morning show in the LR market though.

 
At 4:14 PM, December 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:05 you must be talking about Liz because she is the only one I've seen with an "updo". I agree, very distracting.

 
At 6:41 PM, December 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11 has been winning the majority of the morning books...but it's usually been by a single point. I think it'll still be very tight. Any of the three could win.

 
At 10:24 PM, December 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As always, the 11 morning show will win, 7 will win the others.

 
At 11:32 PM, December 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that 7s overall dominance will continue but ill predict 4 will squeak out the morning.

 
At 12:33 AM, December 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 may gain at 5, 6 or 10 but not in the morning.

 
At 3:07 PM, December 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ten and the morning have been the closest shows. I'll say 7 wins the morning, 5, & 6. 11 will win the 10 thanks to strong lead-ins. 4 will gain ground at 5 and 6 but remain in 2nd.

 
At 3:50 PM, December 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:07. Agreed.

 
At 7:09 PM, December 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares about this crap? Let's get back to Dawn's lack of a wedding ring.

 
At 9:49 PM, December 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is she divorced? I've heard she has moved. True or not?

 
At 1:14 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Keri O'Hara on maternity leave?

Did Alyson attend the THV Christmas Party with Wes and tell Tom that her ratings were bigger than his?

When Beth Hunt got out of the anchor chair to let Christina sit down, did she say in her best Terminator voice "I'll be back"?

When do the ratings come out?

Enquiring minds want to know!

 
At 5:37 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long does it take Liz to get her hair up in that Pentecostal bun?

 
At 5:41 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Master MC, keep telling her how good it looks.

 
At 5:45 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else think it's strange that Chan 11 had #1 ratings right after Alyson left? I think she does a good job. Maybe she just isn't everyone's cup o' tea?

 
At 6:12 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not my cup of tea.

 
At 6:19 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Allison tell Tom her ratings are bigger at a party when the THV morning ratings have gone up since she left?

 
At 6:54 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Master MC, if you keep telling Liz how good her updo looks, you are not helping her image.

 
At 7:15 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we can all agree that the hair style may not be the best for Liz, but its her hair, and her hair isn't reading the news now is it?

 
At 7:20 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who can hear the news when you are looking at that beehive! I'm switching to 7 or 4.

 
At 8:25 PM, December 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

News is important, but if you look like a 1955 tent revival crusader , when the competition looks like a beauty queen reading the same news, which one will you watch? Just saying......

 
At 5:48 AM, December 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn Scott looked spectacular last night.

 
At 11:24 AM, December 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If 7 doesn't win mornings in this book, they'll come close.

 
At 11:52 AM, December 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should, they offered everything under the moon and stars to buy your vote!

 
At 12:31 PM, December 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:24 7 was only one point behind in the last book...they're already close. The mornings have been tight for a looong time.

11:52 Spare me. Whoever wins the book wins it. Quit planning your excuses. It's pathetic. I think 4 has the best morning show and will win but excuses are ridiculous. The scoreboard will tell the story.

 
At 12:41 PM, December 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@5:48am She looked like she was wearing one of those Bumpits!

 
At 3:05 PM, December 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bumpit? Who cares? Dawn was rockin it last night.

What's up with the Volunteer Vixen's segments having a yellow tint?

 
At 5:17 PM, December 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn looked frightful last night! Whoever tried to give her a makeover should be fired. Who is the "volunteer vixen"?

 
At 8:33 AM, December 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV's Volunteer Vixen is so cool.

 
At 11:34 PM, December 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 4 wins in my book every night. I love to see the switcher eat someone's lunch on each newscast. Can't quite get that "Downstream" thingy right. Love it.

 
At 4:02 PM, December 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So...what happened to B.J. Steed?

 
At 10:20 PM, December 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone post the Arkansas Business article that talks about the most recent ratings? Thanks.

 
At 10:37 PM, December 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe they've written one yet. Dont worry as soon as they're out the winners will be here bragging and the losers will be making excuses.

 
At 7:53 AM, December 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The numbers are out and there's 3 stations who will be making a lot of excuses.

 
At 9:36 AM, December 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three stations? Aren't their four in the market? Yes, Fox counts.

 
At 10:23 AM, December 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. One station won ALL the time slots. The other THREE stations will be making excuses.

 
At 10:51 AM, December 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assume if one station won everything it must be 7. Congrats to them. I believe Beth Hunt is a real difference maker.

 
At 3:42 PM, June 23, 2013, Blogger monikamirddha said...

Interesting point, I've wondered about that myself. As far as I can tell from the newspaper reports, no one benefited. No relatives were ever mentioned, or even anyone that was close to her. She seems to have been a solitary sort, virtually alone in the world.

She did have some money in the bank, though. It would be nice to know who, if anyone, ever inherited it.

 

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