Monday, April 09, 2012

KATV Leads the Pack in February Book

All but one time slot was won by KATV, Channel 7 in the February ratings book. According to ratings number published by Arkansas Business.com KTHV, Channel 11 won only time slot, at 5am. To view all the numbers visit the ratings chart.

75 Comments:

At 4:19 PM, April 09, 2012, Anonymous TD said...

Finally, the numbers are here.
Wow! KARK is really stinking it up. I guess viewers choose Pat and Vanna over Bob and Jessica. I think Bob and Jessica are great.

 
At 7:48 PM, April 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV needs an overhaul at 5, 6 and 10 PM.

 
At 8:15 PM, April 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't need an overhaul in the morning. Those girls andTom are the best. who would have guesed it. They are young fresh and the chemistry between the three of them is great!

 
At 8:16 PM, April 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't need an overhaul in the morning. Those girls andTom are the best. who would have guesed it. They are young fresh and the chemistry between the three of them is great!

 
At 11:11 PM, April 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just wait . . .

 
At 1:21 AM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't like 11s morning show. The girls are fine together but their chemistry with Ton is often cringe worthy.

 
At 1:23 AM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom not Ton...oops!

 
At 5:12 AM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley looked spectacular this morning. Alyse, too. Tom looked dapper in the tuxedo. I think their chemistry is great. It should be a little awkward at times in a funny way due to the age, gender, and marital ststus differences. The Weather Garden needs more lighting.

 
At 7:57 AM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, 11:11, What are we waiting for at channel 11? Are you sure you aren't trying to start some trouble for the 11 morning crew. Maybe you are just a little older and a tad bit jealous. These girls for now are young, and a lot of the old TV gals in Little Rock, morning and evening, may just be a little jealous because they are older. That is just the nature of the business. For the moment these girls are young and fun and have actually been a breath of fresh air for 11's morning show and ole Tom. Their time will pass too, but for now they are the IT Team.

 
At 8:03 AM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know Alsye may be a beauty queen, but Ashley is certainly holding her own. She's a beauty too and she sparks that show.

 
At 8:04 AM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know Alsye may be a beauty queen, but Ashley is certainly holding her own. She's a beauty too and she sparks that show.

 
At 9:49 AM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it echos in here

 
At 11:07 AM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen many news teams come and go through our market. Each one of the morning shows offers something different. 4 is straight news. 11 is entertaining. And 7 is just raw tradition. Not too bad for our size market.

 
At 1:21 PM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that Ashley is incredible. She is the best looking reporter/anchor in Little Rock.

The girl can dance, too.

I just don't get it why 7 is winning everything. They have fired so many people and are running on a thin line and have been for so many years.

I cannot watch 7 at all. The news team seems old and worn out to me.
Nothing but 50+ somethings to look at. No cute girls, no great looking guys.

I have NO IDEA what 4 is doing. I like their sets a lot, but the crew seems to be kinda washed out with the exception of Jessica. She is freaking awesome. Their website should say "Who Cares?" instead of "Arkansas Matters".

Oh well, it won't be long before they won't need live reporters, CGI is catching up... Someday they will all be Max Headroom types.

LOL

 
At 5:47 PM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:15 and 8:16 I didn't say they needed an overhaul in the morning, just in the evening.

 
At 8:58 PM, April 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shreveport market in the morning
3-entertaining
6-something from the 90s; very dull
12-similar to other news slots, news...weather..sports, repeat.

 
At 12:21 AM, April 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually like 11s morning team but I always laugh whenever there is one negative comment about THVs morning show and it is followed by a bunch of mean spirited and overly defensive posts on here. You need to relax...you sound desperate and pathetic.

 
At 11:26 AM, April 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 11 weekend team is awful

 
At 12:41 PM, April 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody gets more defensive than KATV.

 
At 2:09 PM, April 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A year ago management wanted to put weekender Pam on 11's morning show with Alyse instead of Ashley. Ther first choice was Dawn, but she turned them down.
third choice was Ashley.

 
At 3:38 PM, April 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What management? I doubt that seriously.

 
At 4:09 PM, April 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes that's true but everything has ended up fine. I can't imagine it any other way.

 
At 5:36 PM, April 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seem like KATV is the only station that can get a decent picture out of Fayetteville. KARK using pillars and video looks worse than KTHV's Weather Garden camra. You would think that with a sister station in NW Arkansas, KARK could get a HD picture.

 
At 10:42 PM, April 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's because none of the NWA stations are HD.

 
At 11:07 PM, April 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't work at 7 or 11 but there is no doubt 11 commenters make the most defensive posts. It's pretty obvious. Also THVers freely admit this blog is a topic of conversation in their newsroom, it started in the Audas era.

 
At 12:36 AM, April 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV had the same feed that ESPN was using . . . HD. How did that happen?

Thanks for the great video. KATV won this one for sure. I mean, Skype won't get it.

 
At 8:08 AM, April 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@11:07, Thank you KATV Employee. Don't you have to wash Ned's car or something?

 
At 8:33 AM, April 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Alyse gained weight? She's been looking a little chunky around the waist lately.

 
At 8:34 AM, April 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Alyse gaining weight? She's been looking a little chunky around the waist area lately.

 
At 8:34 AM, April 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Alyse gaining weight? She's been looking a little chunky around the waist area lately.

 
At 8:34 AM, April 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Alyse gaining weight? She's been looking a little chunky around the waist area lately.

 
At 11:31 AM, April 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's blame Audas for Alyse's weight gain, the blog, and everything else. Geez get over him already.

 
At 11:52 AM, April 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the only chunky news anchor at 11 is Liz. Dawn, Alyse and Ashley are three beautiful women.

 
At 12:03 PM, April 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok I work at KARK and this is just getting ridiculous. I don't know Alyse personally, but I've seen her on tv and she's far from chunky. Actually, IMO she is one if the prettiest gals on LR news (along with Wendy and Mallory, respectively.) Someone is just trying to start drama on here and it's safe to say they probably work at KATV.

 
At 12:31 PM, April 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who has been anchoring with Mallory since Wendy is on maternity leave?

 
At 11:29 AM, April 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@8:08 We KATV employees don't have time to wash Ned's car... he only shows up for a handful of hours a day. It's hard to catch him.

 
At 11:36 AM, April 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back to the original comment. Let's be honest. Jessica just doesn't have it. But she's got a good contract, it will be tough to get rid of her. Perhaps move her to the morning show as a hint?

 
At 11:39 AM, April 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@11.29 Haha... I wondered if it was like that everywhere. Sometimes I wonder if the GM's know how little weather guys actually work. And yes, I'm a little jealous.

 
At 11:57 AM, April 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice the similarities of Bob Clausen and Jessica Dean to Bobby Petrino and Jessica Dorrell? Not that Bob is a philanderer, but why put him next to an obvious young hussy?

 
At 11:17 PM, April 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a hateful jealous person who obviously doesn't know Jessica. As a matter of fact that post should be removed. You are an idiot.

 
At 9:17 PM, April 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an idiot? Why don't you go post more web stories about teenage potheads getting busted. That one floored me.

 
At 12:15 AM, April 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I said you are an idiot. It's easy for you to target someone by name but you post and we have no idea who you are.

 
At 2:35 PM, April 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK's story selection seems a little weird lately. I liked the in depth investigation into what those cables are drapped over the streets and highways. Their team of investigators revealed the city was counting cars. REALLY????

 
At 4:59 PM, April 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right about KARK. They just sent out a bulletin on my phone that said... "The National Weather Service has issued a tornado WARNING for the majority of the state including central Arkansas until midnight." That must be one big tornado! And they call themselves "The Weather Authority?" Someone needs to explain all the new people the difference between a watch and a warning.

 
At 10:48 PM, April 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a lot more defensive comments about THV and 4 on here than 7 and Fox. I wonder why that is.

 
At 10:57 PM, April 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK was displaying "Tornado Watch" on their NBC program that aired from 7p to 8p but did not say where. No map, no nuthin'. It just read, "Tornado Watch"


Man, that is really helpful.

 
At 11:00 PM, April 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

KARK's story selection seems a little weird lately. I liked the in depth investigation into what those cables are drapped over the streets and highways. Their team of investigators revealed the city was counting cars. REALLY????"

2:35 PM, April 15, 2012

Yeah, imagine that. Like we didn't know what those things have been used for for decades. That is really going "in depth" to get at the meat of the story. Good job.

 
At 10:10 AM, April 16, 2012, Anonymous Ray Dar said...

I did notice the misspelled graphics on KARK Sunday night during the bad weather. Someone had placed "DOPPLAR Radar" (should be Doppler) on the very prominent banner. Stayed on there a very long time.

Your weather authority needs to authorize a spell-check.

 
At 11:01 AM, April 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@KARK-OBVIOUS-CAT-FIGHT I don't know or care much about Jessica Dean, but I do want to ask about the teenage pot bust story - what the heck? Is that your new news director making you all do that? Please don't say you all wanted to.

 
At 3:56 PM, April 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of the new guy, Ar Business just roasted him. Welcome to LR TV.

 
At 6:18 PM, April 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK needs to hire someone that can spell words like that without using a spell check.

The words, "Tornado Watch" stayed up for a long time with no map. Thanks a lot.

Is anyone in charge there?

 
At 8:53 PM, April 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that KARK showed video of the couple wrongly accused in the El Chico murder. They were let go within minutes of being arrested. Will not watch 4 again unless they get their act together.

 
At 10:20 PM, April 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering if that guy wearing the lab coat and in the latest Ron Sherman Royal Windows and Siding commercial is the old KATV personality, Cal Dring. Sure looks like him.

 
At 12:42 PM, April 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone minding the store at 4?

 
At 2:11 AM, April 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, it's easy news gathering. Listen to the scanner for a shooting, robbery, wreck (fatal)and respond. What are the stations going to do when the police go digital and secure?

KARK is suffering from, well, lack of training I believe. It is evidenced in their news presentation and behind-the-scenes screw ups that would not be tolerated in a big market. Then again . . .

 
At 2:26 PM, April 19, 2012, Anonymous Home Slice said...

When LR, NLR & Jacksonville switch over to the AWIN system, the public will still be able to scan them. It's digital but most traffic is not scrambled. You will however need a $500 scanner that does digital to listen.

They will be using same network as the AR State Police. If you can hear the State Police on your current scanner, you will hear the local cops in 2013 if you spend a few minutes programming the new channels in.

 
At 12:30 AM, April 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love THV in the morning, love KATV in the evening.

 
At 2:08 PM, April 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the morning team at KTHV along with Joey!

 
At 6:59 PM, April 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto!!!!!!

 
At 6:53 PM, April 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think there's a bad morning show here. But Channel 7 was better off before Alyson Courtney. She has the most annoying voice and cocky attitude. None of the ladies in my office can stand to watch her. Melinda is a different story though. Down to earth and seems to have a good personality.

 
At 7:48 PM, April 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Alyson was at 11 she was winning the ratings war, and now at 7, she's winning again. Annoying or not, she's a winner.

 
At 8:04 PM, April 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 beat 11 in ratings when Alyson was there. She definitely isn't a ratings slam dunk. Melinda is holding up 7's morning show now. Thank goodness for her.

 
At 9:15 PM, April 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyson didn't create channel 11's winning numbers. It was BJ, Robin and Tom. It's just taken awhile for people to find the remote control. Viewer habit is very hard to break.

 
At 9:37 PM, April 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess they didn't deem her valuable enough to keep.

 
At 10:27 PM, April 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11 tried to keep her but 7 outbid them. That being said I'm not a big AC fan but to each their own.

 
At 4:49 AM, April 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Christina getting a bald spot?

 
At 6:20 AM, April 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyson is worth every penny they are paying her. If it true,7 out bid 11 to get her,that must mean they are getting the morning crew at 11 for cheap, especially Alyse who had no experience with TV when Audas hired her. I do think it is interesting that he hired her and then resigned a day or two later. That whole situation is interesting.

 
At 6:57 AM, April 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no way to know for sure, but I strongly doubt anyone on 11's morning team is paid poorly. And if you believe the rumor mill, Alyse is paid more than Alyson ever was at 11. Id be mad that a 26 year old with no experience was offered more than they were willing to pay to keep her. But it looks like Alyson has a good gig at 7.

 
At 7:31 AM, April 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyse brings a lot to TV that may be more valuable than experience. She brings monority status, celebrity status as first runner up to Miss America, her staus as as a native Arkansasan, and her interesting rags to riches story as an adoptee from the state welfare system. People like that sort of home grown story. AC is great and brings experience, but it is hard to compete with a story like Alyse's story. Face it if she had won Miss America, she would have had tremendous oportunities, and KTHV would be small potatoes. In some ways, she may be actually very disappointed with the morning showjob because the brass ring was almost within her grasp. THV management is probably thrilled to have her.

 
At 12:25 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If 5am ratings are so insignificant then why is 7 giving away cash during that time period? Tune in for $500 and how you can get a free box of tampons at Walgreens today. Great promo.

 
At 1:09 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that today! What was with the tampons on Daybreak this morning? Awkward timing as I ate my cheerios.

 
At 2:21 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gross. Just what I want to see first thing in the morning.

 
At 3:00 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does THV plan on stepping up their game for their evening shows this book? Hopefully they've got some stuff in place that can really knock off the competition.

 
At 8:44 PM, April 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Stefanie Bryant at THV so underutilized? What is it we viewers don't know that keeps them from promoting her. She would be great on the 5 pm.

 
At 8:45 AM, April 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@3pm - No, not really.

 

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