How Many Are Watching Network Morning "News"
I know we are in the middle of sweeps (hence all the special investigation stories and giveaways) let's take a look at the network morning news program ratings from last week:
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of February 13, 2012)
NBC: Today 5.61 million total viewers; 2.1/14 and 2.51 million A25-54
ABC: GMA 5.00 million total viewers; 1.7/12 and 2.08 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 2.77 million total viewers; 0.9/7 and 1.14 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Former Shreveport News Producer Named ND in Little Rock
Arkansas Business.com reports Austin Kellerman has been hired as News Director at KARK. Kellerman replaces Rob Heverling who is "moving on". Kellerman comes to Little Rock from Abilene, Texas. Kellerman was a executive producer at KTAL/Shreveport before leaving for Dallas. AB.com reports Kellerman will take over the ND position on Monday!
Movers and Shakers In LA....
TV Spy reports longtime KNOE, Monroe, LA, anchor John Denison is leaving the station after 11 years. His last day on air will be February 29.
TV Spy reports a new VP GM has been named at KTAL, Channel 6, Shreveport. Mark McKay from Nexstar's Amarillo, TX station cluster will fill the job.
Former Shreveport Anchor Sets Up Shop
Seems Sherri Talley has went into business for herself. The former Shreveport news anchor veteran has started up her own PR firm, Talley Media, LLC. The new firms bio states she has linked up with Intereality Media for the venture. Talley retired from KTBS last year after many, many years of anchoring news in the ArkLaTex.