Friday, May 18, 2012

Regular blog posts will resume when sweeps are over...I am refusing to watch any local news programs while the crazy stories and especially all the contests are going on.  Sweeps time has turned into nothing more than a circus....

89 Comments:

At 6:25 PM, May 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get over yourself.

 
At 6:30 PM, May 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We so don't care.

 
At 9:08 PM, May 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, that's the best stuff to talk about

 
At 9:29 PM, May 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the heck isn't this market metered? It would be so much more accurate.

 
At 11:36 PM, May 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please there are plenty of top 30 markets that aren't metered. Blogmaster, you are such a loser. Just go ahead and assume sweeps stories are all lame...don't watch but please continue to talk about how the stories you don't watch suck.

 
At 2:41 AM, May 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he must be talking about 7's stories. going to the beach? giving away money?

 
At 7:17 AM, May 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really interested in the NWA sweeps results.

 
At 10:08 AM, May 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither of those things are 'stories.' im an 11 fan and assume he is talking about the splashy BS at 4. Tattoos and nightclubs....yawn.

 
At 10:18 AM, May 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stunting on 7 this month has been a joke. You have to admit it's over the top. I work for an ad agency and there is no way their daybreak numbers will be accurate. People are watching to win in May, and they will turn it back to 11 when they aren't being "paid" to watch.

 
At 11:23 AM, May 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They won in November by "giving away the store." And lost ground in February by not having the stunts. In May, more stunting which means they may win. I agree with the statement above. If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em.

 
At 12:48 PM, May 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all the stunts don't do much for me ... 11 is still my morning show

 
At 4:21 PM, May 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 7 morning people - I admit I wish our station had sent us to the beach too, so I'm not sweating you that... but how about keeping your super gay "producer" off the air. This is Arkansas and your audience isn't watching Glee as a lead-in.

 
At 5:18 AM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda and the screaming kids at the beach? Or Alyse and Ashley?
Neither.
Can't wait for Suares to return from maternity leave.

 
At 5:42 AM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously the viewers disagree with you. Wendy hasn't helped 4's ratings, they are still extremely low.

 
At 9:10 AM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you think Tom and the girls will ho;d up in this sweeps considering 7's give aways? How badly will thue be hurt?

 
At 10:23 AM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty sure 11 knows as long as 7 is paying viewers to watch, they will win. 4 would win if they were giving away what 7 has given away in May for crying out loud.

 
At 12:11 PM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off I'm an 11 viewer but you guys have obviously never been outside AR. Top ten markets give much bigger stuff away. I don't think the giveaways help out that much but the bottom line is if you're cheap to play ball stay on the sidelines.

 
At 1:41 PM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems like the Channel 11 morning folks who routinely post here are already getting their excuses ready. Pathetic.

 
At 2:04 PM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, KATV morning show employee.

 
At 7:06 PM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The a.m. fellow on 7 is such a silly soul. "They" should never have put him on a bike that he had never ridden. He looked really immature. This comment is from a viewer.

 
At 7:34 PM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's doubtful any comments on this site are from viewers.

 
At 7:44 PM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:34,

I can promise you I am a viewer and not the post from the person above that said they were.

I don't work in TV, Radio, Advertising.... etc...

just always curious to know more about the stuff "behind the scenes"

 
At 8:20 PM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may take a few books but Tom and the girls at 11, along with the cat, will put 11 in the top spot again. They may have to claw and scratch, but they'll make it. And no, I am not in TV either, but I know one of them, and that one is driven with grit and determination.

 
At 10:17 PM, May 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It takes more than grit and determination. You have to actually be good, neither of them are.

 
At 6:19 AM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous S. Mosley said...

I am a viewer who lives near Mena, Arkansas. I am especially interested in NWA TV stations....The Arkansas Times online is my source for LR news. Much more fun and interesting than any of the TV stations.
S. Mosley

 
At 9:00 AM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:36pm on May 28 doesn't know what he's talking about. First Little Rock is not a top 30 market. It's 56. And it's one of only 14 markets in the top 70 that are not metered. Here's a list.

RANK DESIGNATED MARKET AREA TV HH

1 New York 7,376,330
2 Los Angeles 5,402,260
3 Chicago 3,399,460
4 Philadelphia 2,874,330
5 San Francisco-Oak-San Jose 2,440,920
6 Boston (Manchester)+ 2,391,830
7 Dallas-Ft. Worth 2,255,970
8 Washington, DC (Hagrstwn) 2,224,070
9 Atlanta 2,035,060
10 Detroit 1,923,230
11 Houston 1,848,770
12 Seattle-Tacoma 1,685,480
13 Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota) 1,644,270
14 Minneapolis-St. Paul 1,635,650
15 Phoenix 1,561,760
16 Cleveland-Akron (Canton) 1,542,970
17 Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 1,510,740
18 Denver 1,399,100
19 Sacramnto-Stktn-Modesto 1,278,430
20 Orlando-Daytona Bch-Melbrn 1,263,900
21 St. Louis 1,202,170
22 Pittsburgh 1,175,410
23 Baltimore 1,083,030
24 Portland, OR 1,073,210
25 Indianapolis 1,038,370
26 San Diego 1,029,210
27 Hartford & New Haven 1,001,320
28 Charlotte 986,830
29 Raleigh-Durham (Fayetvlle) 947,750
30 Nashville 904,380
31 Kansas City 875,090
32 Cincinnati 872,330
33 Milwaukee 871,490
34 Columbus, OH 854,040
35 Greenvll-Spart,SC-Ashevll,NC-Anderson, SC 806,930
36 Salt Lake City 786,030
37 San Antonio 736,240
39 West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce 709,290
40 Birmingham 697,570
41 Norfolk-Portsmth-Newpt Nws 693,660
42 New Orleans 665,190
43 Memphis 662,280
44 Buffalo 647,920
45 Oklahoma City 647,390
46 Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem 645,430
48 Providence-New Bedford 635,610
49 Albuquerque-Santa Fe 633,500
50 Louisville 624,470
51 Las Vegas 601,700
52 Jacksonville, Brunswick 598,070
54 Austin 577,740
58 Richmond-Petersburg 512,310
59 Dayton 511,770
60 Tulsa 505,000
61 Knoxville, TN 499,040
70 Ft. Myers-Naples 421,130

It would be metered if the stations were willing to pay for the service.

Are any of the stations now using Rentrack?

 
At 12:53 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you get that list from? It is NOT the current 2012 Nielsen market rankings.

 
At 1:00 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the wrong market list.

 
At 1:59 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, your right. That is not the correct television market rankings.

 
At 2:36 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So did anyone not give away a bunch of stuff for the book? Will it really matter?

 
At 4:01 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the list is not correct in that it's 2003-2004. but LR is still in the mid 50's as far as market size and only one a few in the top 70 that are not metered.

Because none of the stations want to pay for it.

 
At 4:25 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

former KLRT News Director out at KXAN

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/michael-fabac-out-as-kxan-news-director_b49405

the tip thing ain't working blog guy

 
At 5:14 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tip link has not been working for several weeks. you have to e-mail any tips in.

 
At 7:12 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a big difference in giving away passes to Riverfest and giving away $500 cash, a beach vacation and a $2000 lawn mower, and promoting the heck out of until it's plain obnoxious.

 
At 7:31 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Chris "Immature" Kane and Allison "Loud Mouth" Courtney were on my show, we'd have to bribe people to watch, too. Melinda Mayo is definitely the one holding down that fort.

 
At 8:26 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 9 AM I think the original poster was saying there are top 30 markets that are not metered...not that LR is a top 30 market.

 
At 8:39 PM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch the new meterologist introduced on 11 this morning? She was attractive, seemed real natural. They said she will do weekends. So what's up with Meredith?

 
At 8:55 AM, May 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meredith is still there. They are adding a met, not taking away.

 
At 10:24 AM, May 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Tracy Bean (sp?) leaving KTHV?

 
At 11:11 AM, May 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meredith isn't a Met... it's the age old question: Does it matter? The answer is it's really not all that hard. And no, our viewers aren't going to die with her on the watch.

Maybe they should do the same thing they did with Perme back in the day... mail order certificate?

 
At 11:41 AM, May 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracy is a met. She is a fill in when they need somebody.

 
At 11:43 AM, May 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the new girl's name?

 
At 2:37 PM, May 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they're moving Meredith to a MMJ position.

 
At 6:51 PM, May 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a viewer from Conway.
I can't stand KATV. They have been resting on their laurels (Ned and Wheel) for the last 15 years.
KARK's marketing is horrible.
THV's weekend morning show is a train wreck.

 
At 6:53 PM, May 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracy is still filling in, and Meridith is not leaving. They wanted, a met and Meredith is not a met. Nothing sinister!!!!!

 
At 6:30 AM, May 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a met, yet.

 
At 5:03 PM, May 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Simoni is gone from 7. Headed to CT.

 
At 7:03 PM, May 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who won election night?

 
At 7:27 PM, May 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did. I watched cable all night.

 
At 7:41 PM, May 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 11 had the fastest election results followed closely by Channel 7. 4 was waaaaay behind.7 had the best overall coverage. 7 was the only station to show Rankin and Cotton speeches at the end of the night.4's 10:00 news was bad with live reporters not ready and anchors not knowing where they were going next. I also noticed Bill Vickery jumped from 4 to 7. Wut up wit dat? I like Channel 11 usually, but their election coverage was not good.

 
At 8:23 PM, May 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it was Vickery's choice.

 
At 10:26 PM, May 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:43 on May 22...the new wx girl on 11 is Sarah Fortner.

 
At 10:11 AM, May 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it wasn't Vickery's choice. That was another stupid decision by KARK.

 
At 10:22 AM, May 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK has not made a good decision since it became a Nexstar station.

 
At 12:59 PM, May 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK was doing pretty well for awhile. I was actually rooting for the underdog. But, it seems they have lost their way. Sad.

 
At 7:39 PM, May 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another past KARK employee running their mouth. I actually think they have great pieces in place to be better than they have been in a very long time. Oops!! I work here now and think we are on the right track. I feel a team atmosphere with my co-workers.

 
At 11:31 PM, May 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, i'm a viewer. Still a viewer. I just think it's not as good. I miss Melissa Simas and even Bret and Mike. But I guess things must change.

 
At 6:43 PM, May 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janelle did a good job this morning taking over for Simoni.
Meredith, bless her heart, seemed to be confused by her cue cards.
Ashley looked spectacular in pink.

 
At 7:07 PM, May 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley would be pretty if it weren't for her horrible teeth. She should have gotten those fixed a long time ago. They are distracting and unprofessional.

 
At 8:10 PM, May 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right but they have to pay you enough so you can get teeth fixrd. Charles and Allisyn left because they couldn't get more money. You think they pay her any better?

 
At 8:27 PM, May 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love THV. Always wondered why they didn't fix Ashley's teeth though. She not bad looking but HD doesn't do her smile any favors.

 
At 10:20 PM, May 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love the new met on 11 Sarah Forner she is on you tube

 
At 7:33 AM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the new met last night too and she is darling! I loved her.

 
At 7:54 AM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You tube? Really. That is so cool. No one makes it on you tube. Just darling.

 
At 8:38 AM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard KHBS just lost their ND. Anyone know what happened?

 
At 8:41 AM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new met is on the chunky side. And she seemed very small-town. Believe it or not I prefer Meredith! (shocking I know)

 
At 12:52 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the status of the contracts that were up at THV?

 
At 2:56 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wHOSE CONTRACTS WERE UP AT




Whose contracts are up at THV?

 
At 4:07 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 main anchors but I don't know who.

 
At 4:28 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd hardly call Wess Moore a "main anchor". He wishes he was, but couldn't talk the higher ups into it.

 
At 4:36 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn Scott, Wes Moore, Alyse Eady, Tom Brannon. They are all renegotiating contracts. Word around the station is one of them isnt coming back.

 
At 5:14 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyse is not negotiating anything. Liz is also up this year. Which one is not coming back?

 
At 5:40 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nunyabizness!

 
At 5:48 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm told Alyse managed to get away with a one year contract and is negotiating a new one. Liz's contract is not up.

 
At 7:03 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyse has a 3 year contract.

 
At 8:28 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyse may be young, but she should never be underestimated. She is tough and can hold her own.

 
At 8:33 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure she is tough, I'm sure she can hold her own. It's just too bad she sucks on tv.

 
At 9:13 PM, May 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SAYS WHO? YOU?

 
At 9:17 AM, May 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I think of KTHV talent that "sucks"...no way any of the morning show makes the list. Jessica Duff, both Laurens, and Meredith Mitchell top the list. And I work at 11.

 
At 12:18 PM, May 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't get to almost be Miss America if you are lacking negotiating skills. My guess is that Alyse was able to negotiate more than peanuts for a salary even if she was negotiating with the master shark, Larry.

 
At 12:18 PM, May 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously she is not stupid. I have a relative in the pageant circuit and negotiating skills have nothing to do with advancing in the Miss America pageant system. For Alyse to advance with in the MIss America system she had to be smart. She had to have good grades, and she had to be a great ass kisser. If she was a dumb ass with bad grades she would have been in the Miss USA pageant system.

 
At 3:53 PM, May 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmmmm "great ass kisser". i would let Alyse kiss my ass, anytime, and i wouldn't mind kissing hers!

 
At 4:30 PM, May 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah right, dream on.

 
At 7:49 PM, June 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The morning show a THV is very fortunate that they were able to land someone as talented and successful as Alyse. You can bet she will be looking and getting much bigger things in a few years.

 
At 10:30 PM, June 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work, THV. Tom and the girls are doing great. How's the Chris, Melinda, Alison team doing at 7?

 
At 12:50 PM, June 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, whatever,"Tom and the girls are doing great." but do they win the May sweeps, or is it epic fail again?

 
At 2:10 PM, June 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Epic fail? 7 and 11 split the win in February. How is that a fail? Seems like 4 is the epic fail.

 
At 2:29 PM, June 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok,I stand corrected, no epic fail,but does the THV morning show win May sweeps, or fail? What did they do to try to set themselves apart from the pack this sweeps?

 
At 6:57 PM, June 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What numbers are you using to compare? You act like one of the stations dominate. If you look across all newscast the three stations are pretty close. The difference use to be a lot greater. By the way, all of you are losing. Total news shares are at an all time low. You better quit bickering and focus on creating news viewers.

 

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