Monday, September 23, 2013

KATV is Still the One in Little Rock

The numbers are in for July and KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock is the winner in all newscasts...except the noon newscast.  KTHV won the in the mid-day numbers.  Arkansas Business.com has all the Nielson Media Reseach numbers from July.  Here's what the news directors had to say:


“I’m very pleased with the July numbers,” said Nick Genty, news director at KATV.  Genty said he was particularly happy with the station’s 10 p.m. news, which drew an 8.7 rating and a 20.3 percent share, as compared to KTHV’s 7.1 and KARK-TV, Channel 4’s 5.1.

KTHV News Director Dave Parker said the station is working on the quality of its programming.
“We’re making deliberate steps to improve the quality of our product,” he said. “We’ve developed and added support to our news gathering and reporter base. The iPhone, iPad and Android apps are full of fresh content available as news happens. Our entire team is excited to see that Arkansans are counting on THV 11 News on the air as well as through the convenience of their mobile devices.”

Of course KARK/KLRT can't comment on ratings as they don't subscribe.  

56 Comments:

At 5:40 PM, September 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is 11 not blowing the others away. They have the most watched programs in primetime. You would think it would carry over into their 10 pm news. One would think the station management would really look into that.

 
At 6:28 PM, September 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because their product sucks. The prime time lineup is bringing viewers, without it they'd be dead last.

 
At 10:02 PM, September 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. KATV is really calling last book a win? You lost ground almost everywhere.

 
At 10:08 PM, September 23, 2013, Anonymous Prator Kelselon said...

How can KARK/KLRT sell any advertising without ratings numbers? I thought rates were based on ratings numbers?

 
At 11:41 PM, September 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is KATVs noon show even being talked about? It airs 11:30-12 and doesn't compete with THV or KARKs shows that start at 12.

 
At 11:45 PM, September 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@10:02. You say KATV "lost ground" but the answer is they still beat the competition. That is called a win.

 
At 11:57 PM, September 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:02 just needed to try and validate why he still works at THV. The only way they know to do this is to bash the people beating you.

 
At 7:19 AM, September 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, it's 10:02, I'm not trying to validate anything and I'm not bashing the professionals at KATV. I'm saying a spade is a spade. Yes the numbers are higher at KATV and most likely will continue to be. But the fact remains that last book was a major slip for them, maybe it was just a fluke or maybe it will be the new trend. Only time will tell; but you can't believe people would celebrate those numbers.

 
At 7:45 AM, September 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

re kelselon 10:08 pm Sat

Kelselon obviously has his tongue firmly stuck in his cheek---but to take the question at face value:
I don't know about KARK, but SOME Nexstar stations get copies of the ratings from their clients and use the purloined data to establish rates.

 
At 8:22 AM, September 24, 2013, Anonymous Prator Kelselon said...

"I don't know about KARK, but SOME Nexstar stations get copies of the ratings from their clients and use the purloined data to establish rates."

WOW, seriously? So, they don't believe in Nielsen ratings or subscribing to Associated Press, but will happily "obtain" material from both through 3rd parties(Yahoo). Talk about cheap. WOW.

 
At 8:40 AM, September 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's sad but true.

 
At 12:34 PM, September 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone explain to me THV's new set. Are they in a cabin?

 
At 5:38 PM, September 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone explain to me THV's anchors.

 
At 10:18 PM, September 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you pay for something that you can get for free? Furthermore, ratings are laughable these days anyway. Do you think the advertisers don't know that people tivo most of the shows they watch? It's literally becoming impossible to tell who is watching what. And as far as news goes, we know people lie about watching it to make themselves sound smart and informed in diary markets. Sell with your smile not your notebook.

 
At 11:30 AM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough with the stupid diaper drive Fat Lizz. You guys at THV could easily buy diapers in bulk from a supplier from call in donations instead of harassing people at a local Walmart. Please give us actual news instead of counting diapers.
P.S. Cash would be better than donating thousands of random diapers that will never be used and left in a basement .

 
At 4:49 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz Massey just announced on Facebook that she's leaving THV. No reason given. Looks like all the "Liz will be gone" posters were right.

 
At 5:00 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. They gave her a year a while ago.

 
At 5:15 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lIZ POSTED ON HER FB FEW AGO

Liz Massey


This is something I never thought I’d be writing but I just wanted to let you know that after nearly 14 years, my last day at THV 11 News will be next Thursday, October 3rd. I appreciate each and every one of you for loving me and allowing me into your living rooms each night. I am so grateful, too, for the love that you have shown my family especially my little boy, Cruz. I am going to deeply miss sharing the stories of wonderful Arkansans or taking you on my next fishing adventure! My journey here has allowed me to meet so many extraordinary people and to help in ways I never thought possible like the Diaper Drive. You guys have supported me and shown me love and for that I will always be grateful. Thank you again for letting me be a part of your lives! Until next Thursday, much love, Liz!!

Like · · Share · 46 minutes ago ·

 
At 5:22 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV ratings = more Beth Hunt with Inman, sugar Kane, Erin on weekends when she is not off, Yakoubian & Sully. Now if some others would take Liz's path & just leave KATV would be better with out insincere & not ready for prime time & outdoor voice using baggage!!!

 
At 5:30 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm reading the FB post, doesn't sound like someone leaving on their own.

And Dawn sure does take a lot of time off. Wonder if she is MAN HUNTING

 
At 5:31 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She didn't leave on her own.

 
At 5:45 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV is updating the weather shack with two more windows and will pick up some more viewers that way! Sarcasm aside, how about adding some better lighting out there?

 
At 6:08 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW Liz posts her last day then isn't even on the 6pm newscast. Was she on 5?

 
At 6:14 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who will get Liz's job.

 
At 6:21 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the many broadcast drones who float from station to station.

 
At 6:32 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley Blackstone just tweeted tonight Max Siegl last night. Damn who is left? I suprized mark is still there.

Aiyana Cristal left KTHV went to Florida. I don't think she was there 6 months maybe lil more not much. THEN she has quit and now in CHICAGO. LOL Ole Mark E stuck in dead end job. Wes and Aiyana moved on to better things

 
At 8:56 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to pick almost exactly one year from when Matt Turner died to have your last day way to think about yourself Fat Fishing Lizz . Why not do a drive to help Matt turner's family out instead of doing a stupid diaper that nobody wants.

 
At 9:56 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've noticed Dawn is off a lot in the last few months, too. That seems odd to me.

 
At 10:42 PM, September 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Dawn is sleeping with Neil Summerlot again . Remember that rumor from 2 or three years ago and Neil's wife Alyse was mad at Dawn and Neil for several weeks.

 
At 12:02 AM, September 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Neil was married to Ashley?

 
At 9:08 AM, September 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil and Ashley were living apart by their first wedding anniversary.

Neil left Arkansas years ago.

People at THV begged him not to marry her. Sadly it didn't work out. Simply, they were two very different people.

Sometimes when you try and be 'pour' and wait until marriage to do a lot of things, you learn things when it is too late. (I am not talking sexual or affairs)

 
At 10:37 PM, September 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christina was laying on the cheese tonight on KATV & dressed to match it as we'll. such a fake!!!

 
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At 6:57 AM, September 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT Fox 16 ran a "taped" news update over the weekend during football that was at least 3 weeks old. Welcome to the Nexstar facilities.

 
At 8:28 AM, September 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not that Christina is fake. It's just that she doesn't have any talent. If she had some, you could be fooled to think she cares about what she says. But obviously she doesn't, and her that time may be over now that Sinclair is in charge.

 
At 8:38 AM, September 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard it's the morning people ar KATV who got poop faced last ratings period. Maybe the teenaged boy and old ladies theme isn't working anymore.

 
At 8:49 AM, September 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, they did. And nothing hurts worse than when your morning crew gets pummeled. It's obviously not because of content (we all know that's created the day before), it's simply a dislike for the "talent".

 
At 10:50 AM, September 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are number one.. I'd rather take KATV's dislike than KARK's.

 
At 11:18 AM, September 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a sales person, I can soar with the numbers from last book. Not only are we less expensive than KATV, we can show that fewer people are watching than ever before. It's a double win.

 
At 12:20 PM, September 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep and news of the sale isn out there. Everyone knows KATV employees are going to have to start getting on Sinclair's hamster wheel if they want to stick around.

 
At 2:34 PM, September 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are very decent people I've enteracted with at KATV such as Sully and Todd. I can't watch their morning show because of Melinda Mayo. I saw her once at something at Verizon Arena where KATV had a booth. She was the only weather person there. I was considering taking distance learning meteorology courses from Mississippi State. I knew she had done that. I walked up to her, faced her and was about to ask the question about the courses. She walked away without saying a word even though I did nothing to be rude and she could see me ask the question. This was before what happened to Anne Pressly. A lesson some at KATV should learn is if you act with a sense of entitlement, the viewer is entitled to watch another station.

 
At 6:14 AM, October 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most people from Melinda Mayo's hometown of Pine Bluff consider her a rude, insufferable b____!

 
At 7:31 AM, October 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda has always been nice to me. Maybe it's just you!

 
At 6:35 AM, October 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda's dressed for a tea party this morning with accessories to boot & it's Dance Party Friday as Alyson does what she does best, screaming from the top of her lungs whether at a remote or in the studio.,,

 
At 6:54 AM, October 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

July book= zzzzz

 
At 8:15 AM, October 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think KATV people are smarting from the July smackdown because unlike everyone else, they actually treated it like a real ratings period. Their reporters say they had to turn a lot of sweeps packages anyway. So they are like the one kid who plays balls out in a friendly pickup game and still loses - that's the kid who walks off the court cursing.

 
At 8:20 AM, October 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if they paid their morning show producers a little more, the good ones wouldn't have left and KATV would still have a dominant morning show.

 
At 8:54 AM, October 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you producers and photographers who hope to make it rich doing those jobs, everyone is laughing at you. Just quit. There is no financial or career sense in doing what you do. I know that sounds harsh, but it's the truth. Anchors and managers won't tell you that, because it's not in their interests to - you quite plainly make them look good and they do take the credit. There is nothing keeping you there but pride.

 
At 11:03 AM, October 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why the "good" producers at KATV quit. They were smart enough to get out and apparently young enough to get a job that could grant them a better life in the future. Another one of their mornin producers just left to work at UAMS. I think they're looking for a few producers right now.

 
At 11:42 AM, October 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photographers and producers shouldn't be lumped together. While they have the same financial problems , producers have more of a future. Producers can move into management or leave the business with a fancy title that sounds like an attractive person to hire. Photogs have to really sell the idea that they are anything more than a luggage carrier for reporters. That's why you see less and less veteran photogs in this market. No one wants the life of a photgrapher, and the truth is company executives don't see them as a necessity anyway.

 
At 8:20 PM, October 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of mean people on here...wow...sad, very sad. Rest assured God does not sit idle at such comments...

 
At 7:31 AM, October 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is coming for you with his Jesus stick

 
At 3:45 PM, October 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky for us gods aren't real and magic spirits in the sky don't exist.

 
At 4:27 PM, October 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, I realize that comments about someone's appearance may seem immature, mean, etc. but the fact is that television is a visual medium and physical appearance DOES matter. If you decide to let yourself go physically and want to remain in broadcasting, you should get into radio.

 
At 8:34 PM, October 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:27 I agree with you. Does your name happen to be Andy Pearson? No, he let his self go before he got out of tv.

 
At 12:14 AM, October 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hence the old expression, "He/she has a face made for radio."

 

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