Monday, April 06, 2015

Another Clean Sweep for KATV for February

KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock sweeped the ratings in February's Nielson ratings book.. Arkansas Business.com reports KATV won every news hour where it had competition.  AB.com says the station beat KARK and KTHV by 6 ratings points in the 6pm news slot alone.  KATV attributes the ratings win with its weather coverage during the month.

105 Comments:

At 6:23 PM, April 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay but what about against last year's book at that time? Or does anyone know how to judge a book anymore?

 
At 6:41 PM, April 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the boys upstairs do know how to read them, but many of us in the newsroom are surrounded by people who, much like that article, act as though it's like winning a football game.

 
At 6:47 PM, April 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is meaningless and if you want to see what REAL popularity is, then you should go to someone's facebook and twitter and judge them by their social media. That is how you can tell if they are beloved.

 
At 6:50 PM, April 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair enough ... Congratulations Todd!

 
At 10:01 PM, April 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV's social presence has sucked ever since that Andrea Finney took over. She focuses all her time on getting on-air that she abandoned her social job. She sucks at both.

 
At 10:28 PM, April 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's also stupid.

 
At 10:34 PM, April 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea is a problem and always has been.

 
At 6:12 AM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah she really adds a lot on her "Morning Juice" segment telling us what's trending on social media. It's almost as if Twitter should think about just adding that feature right on it's front page!

 
At 6:18 AM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:23 is right. Can we get a comparison to last year?

 
At 7:18 AM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You lost again, deal with it.

 
At 10:04 AM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:18 also doesn't understand how to read a book.

 
At 11:11 AM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:04, then read to me as we never get to see any numbers.

 
At 2:18 PM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try to give me your spin that proves in any way that you didn't get your ass kicked again.

 
At 4:32 PM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous David said...

I will never understand this dominance, channel 7 has always sucked to me. They have the best morning show (because everyone else's is horrible,) but every other news cast is just not that great.

 
At 4:44 PM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is that loud woman on Saturday mornings? Geesh.

 
At 6:29 PM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So did KATV lose, gain, or remain stagnant vs. last year? It's a simple question people seem to get worked up about but it's an honest one that has merit. "Winning" means nothing. Of course they won, it would be amazing if they had not. The trend in ground won or lost vs. the other stations is what we want to know.

 
At 6:45 PM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I don't have a real answer for you. But given the tone of the apparently channel 7 commenters, I'd say they probably lost ground in a few areas. That's just a guess though. It could also just be that, as other comments have suggested, they simply don't know how to read the numbers book-to-book and are viewing it like a football scoreboard.

 
At 6:57 PM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The channel 7 commenters do seem rather snarky and butt-hurt about the simple questions.

 
At 10:01 PM, April 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We read them as winners do, you read them as losers do.

 
At 6:11 AM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The butt-hurt snark continues. Yep, they must have lost ground.

 
At 7:35 AM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay for your own book and you could find out.

 
At 8:10 AM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As if you pay for yours.

 
At 8:27 AM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No I don't, I just work for a company that does. Do you? Nope? Well let me tell you what happened then. We won everything and you lost everything again. I understand your need to try and discredit the numbers. It must be disheartening knowing that whatever you do you're just not good enough. As most industry people are I'm sure you're very insecure and need constant validation and year after year of coming up short has to take a toll. Fortunately I don't need to worry about things like that. We really don't even have any competition.

 
At 10:29 AM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pride before the fall.

 
At 10:48 AM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out:

http://www.marketingcharts.com/television/are-young-people-watching-less-tv-24817/

"Youth as a whole are watching less TV – and 2014 appears to be the year in which those declines accelerated."

Newspaper was a dominant source of news at one time too. The decline of local broadcast TV is not occurring as rapidly, but it is happening just the same. Also see: CBS All Access app.

Bottom line, no young viewers today = no older viewers tomorrow. There is no future. Hell, time management wise, I'm ashamed to have spent posting to this blog! Useless!

Stay classy, local broadcast TV industry!

 
At 2:46 PM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:27, you told no one anything. Everyone knows KATV won everything. That's not what they are asking. They are asking about how much and whether any gains were lost or made.

It's not about discrediting anyone or feeling insecure. That's a very childish point of view. They are jut curious.

 
At 3:44 PM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah 10:48 is right. Pat & Vanna keep the old farts watching the Wheel. They just leave it on 7 until then.

 
At 4:46 PM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'all just jealous. Every single one of you wish you were in my spot. You see me on top and secretly long to be me.

 
At 5:39 PM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1 doesn't mean much for anyone but the owner. The article says KATV had over double the rating of 4 and 11. Question.. Do you make more than double what your peer at 4 and 11 make? Of course you don't. Who looks dumb now.

 
At 6:22 PM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are just falling for the trap management sets for them: they think being part of "#1 team" is somehow a privilege.

 
At 6:36 PM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep and that getting nice back pats is similar to nicer check.

 
At 8:46 PM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deathstar is too busy making bad hiring decisions to worry about ratings books.

 
At 8:49 PM, April 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sinclair will do to KATV what Times Mirror did to KDFW in Dallas in the early 80". Ruin a top-rated station for years.

 
At 7:13 AM, April 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't really matter what they do. With the competition we have and the level of our awesomeness we will remain number one for years. Seriously, just stop trying. You'll never defeat us.

 
At 10:12 AM, April 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha... it's entertaining to morons revel in being paid with team spirit.

 
At 10:32 AM, April 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, that sentence makes no sense. Second, I get paid with a LOT more than team spirit.

 
At 3:16 PM, April 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure your 30-thousand-aire lifestyle is wonderful.

 
At 3:27 PM, April 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm living large and in charge.

 
At 3:54 PM, April 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention the joy I get of coming to work every day in an environment like this. Everyone here knows they work for the best station in town. Working at such a dominant station like I do you can afford to take s moment or two every day and look down at all the other people who are so envious of where you are. I only wish you guys could enjoy it like we do, even if only for small time. Being number one is intoxicating.

 
At 4:34 PM, April 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Jason Harper walk through the KATV newsroom the other day with Nick. I wonder if he's coming back? That would be great!

 
At 5:23 PM, April 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he comes back too! My wife loves him! We saw Jason at Mount Magazine about a month ago with his new wife! I didn't know he had divorced. We wish them the best!

 
At 6:03 PM, April 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working for such a dominant station must be nice. I bet the place is staffed with seasoned producers, intelligent photographers, highly driven anchors, and reporters who plan to stay around for a long time! Not to mention the amazing money! How much do you have saved for that big house? College loans are probably all paid off too!

 
At 8:41 PM, April 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are. I'm free and clear. House is almost paid off as well. Reporters come and go. They're a dime a dozen. Photogs and producers are a joke and I couldn't be happier. Even with all that we still kick your ass. Honestly, it's so easy I almost feel bad for you. But then I just think about the beautiful life I have compared to yours and the feeling goes away.

 
At 6:14 AM, April 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have to be around Marcus more than a few minutes a day I feel sorry for you.

 
At 6:40 AM, April 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I block Marcus out with mental powers I did not know I had until I started working here. I'll look at it as a personal growth experience. But I'm not the person who keeps acting like it's all sunshine at KATV and I don't look down at the other stations ... you are all great people.

 
At 8:03 AM, April 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

None if you are as good as us and you all know it. And I love working with Marcus. His racism is really a refreshing break in my day.

 
At 9:05 AM, April 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can laugh at his racism, but Marcus's singing is unbearable.

 
At 9:18 AM, April 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a black guy is racist we laugh about it. When a white guy is racist he's crucified.

 
At 5:10 AM, April 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free Ned Perme.

 
At 7:41 AM, April 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Renee Shapiro is the loud woman on katv Sat mornings, mentioned above. Should be on radio, heard and not seen.

 
At 10:13 PM, April 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Liz!

 
At 7:21 AM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter that most of the black people here are racist. What matters is that we're number one again.

 
At 7:58 AM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...maybe in your self-centered, pea brained minds.

You channel 7 folks are all so shallow.

 
At 9:51 AM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shallow maybe, number one definitely.

 
At 11:36 AM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 is the best by far. KTHV is good for a few laughs though. Watching Dawn stumble on big words, Sarah stuttering and Craig walking in front of the camera while Ed is doing the weather not once but twice, makes for good entertainment!

 
At 3:06 PM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 once had a great product, but it's been pretty bad lately by comparison. I can't see why anyone would brag about it.

 
At 6:43 PM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because we're number one. That's all that matters.

 
At 6:46 PM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is McDonalds but the good is still not good.

 
At 6:56 PM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still better than number two though.

 
At 7:26 PM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 6:43, Actually all that matters is how much you get paid, and you are number 3 on that scoreboard.

 
At 8:44 PM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When your photogs leave to work at 4/16 so they can afford the nice ramen noodles, you really have problems. Sorry channel 7 people, but being number 1 doesn't mean much at all.

 
At 10:28 PM, April 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't even watch 7 on weekends anymore since they have Janelle anchoring. She has to be the most frightening, unattractive redhead on air. Throw in her teeny bopper delivery of the news & laughing at everything makes me thankful for Shannon Muller on 4. Shannon is much more easier on the eyes & the new kid in town Kira will make Sarah Fortner be an afterthought when it comes to weather babes...

 
At 12:39 AM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder why 11 didn't get first. There was a time when KTHV dominated in the LR news market. Now, they are lacking. If only we could be in 2004. Oh how I miss the good old Today's THV days.

 
At 6:33 AM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 5:23 I also saw Jason Harper at Mount Magazine with a cute blonde. She was not his wife - meaning he is a cheating SOB! So disappointing! I hate it when local "celebrities" think they are above morals. I feel for his family.

 
At 9:07 AM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because 11 sucks. They have Craig and Sarah. Any station that employs either one of them doesn't deserve to be even mentioned in the same breath as us, let alone employ both of them.

 
At 10:14 AM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is being #1 actually worth breathing in all the mold spores from that rotting building?

 
At 10:57 AM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. It's worth the mold, the racist black guys, lazy producers, exposed wires, fire and fall hazards.....everything. You wouldn't understand that because if you've been in Little Rock for any length of time at all you've never been number one. We're living in a modern day dynasty.

 
At 11:15 AM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the stupid black guys? I always thought Ray was only racist because of his stupidity in general.

 
At 1:35 PM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Valid point.

 
At 2:33 PM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said 10:28, Janelle is difficult to watch anchor and that silly Saturday morning show. Why oh why does KATV keep giving her so much air time

 
At 3:46 PM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of us at 7 agree with that sentiment. She is a very creepy person to say the least.

 
At 6:01 PM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because she brings in money and because you cost money.

 
At 7:46 PM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does she bring in money? If anything she's driving away viewers. She's a horrible anchor and even worse person.

 
At 8:01 PM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She brings in no money. She is easily the most replaceable person on staff.

 
At 8:47 PM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be easy to forgive Janelle's external appearance if she wasn't so ugly inside.

 
At 9:12 PM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the sales lady on the sat show that brings in the money but someone from news has to be on the show.

 
At 9:38 PM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Renee sure can sell but she should never be allowed on tv.

 
At 9:56 PM, April 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes everyone know why Renee is allowed to play on tv, Janelle has no such redeeming qualities.

 
At 6:18 AM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Janelle is cute. I don't who this Janelle hater is on here. But let it go.

 
At 6:21 AM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's anyone who's ever worked with her. She reaps what she sows.

 
At 11:03 AM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She could be kind of cute in a quirky redhead sort of way, it's just too bad she's so ugly inside.

 
At 12:38 PM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still rolling on he floor laughing at that "local celebrities" comment above! They are most definately NOT celebrities although I am sure a few of them think they are. Reminds me of something years ago. Beth Ward would be seen shopping in McCain Mall wearing a big hat and big sunglasses like she was hoping not to be noticed by anyone all the while drawing attention to herself ha ha. Saw her many times doing that. I repeat THEY ARE NOT CELEBRITIES!

 
At 1:29 PM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@11:03, very true. It's almost surprising how much hate/envy exists in her heart until you actually hear her say it.

 
At 5:24 PM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quirky - as in "like this one time, in band camp?"

 
At 5:55 PM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More like, "this one time, at Electric Cowboy."

 
At 7:39 AM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is she still married or did she become to good for him too?

 
At 9:15 AM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened at the Electric Cowboy?

 
At 12:43 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happens at the Electric Cowboy stays at the Electric Cowboy. ;-)

 
At 3:44 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Jason on B98 the last few mornings, and no mention of his wife at all! Interesting! I wonder if Lisa and the station brass know about his extracurricular activities?

 
At 6:31 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janelle did not get that "stays at the Electric Cowboy" memo.

 
At 6:57 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What else is there to watch?! I'm watching the first minute of THV and there's phile buck filling in and he's sitting so high his elbow are locked to have his wee little arms reach the table. Dawns could give a crap as she squints at the camera and theN the very attractive Meredith chompers comes on looking like she forgot to take her ridlin.

 
At 7:36 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janelle's teeth remind me of the urinals in the mens restroom at the Elec Cowboy. What a grill!

 
At 8:23 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay that was a good one!

 
At 3:37 PM, April 16, 2015, Blogger ArkansasOne said...

I work for KATV and THV. My Dad works for KARK. We win no matter what. LOL

 
At 4:02 PM, April 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have my moments ;-p

 
At 10:52 PM, April 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuned in to KTHV tonight for a good laugh and Dawn and Sara never disappoint. Dawn cannot get the words right and Sarah said she stopped by the Travs game earlier and said to Dawn, "the crowds went around the uh uh the crowds went around and around."She must have told them if they hired her she would work for 10.00 an hour. Oh and I went to a Travs game a couple of years ago and got some Nachos from the NLR Police concession stand, I got food poisoning and had number 3 for 2 days. Number three is a combo of going number 1 and number 2 but coming out same place. It was horrible!

 
At 6:35 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason Harper's twitter shows he is sill married to Leslie. I have heard a few other people say they also saw him there, but did not recognize the woman. This just proves how fake some people really are and you can't believe the cover they put on in public or social media, especially the bible quotes on his twitter feed!

 
At 10:14 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason may still be married but I guarantee you Mumbling Matt is not!!!

 
At 10:53 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because he's gay right? Shocker.

 
At 6:36 AM, April 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt's friends at the Coast Guard will show you!

 
At 7:49 AM, April 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sailors!

 
At 11:52 PM, April 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever heard Matt sing? Sounds like a girl.

 
At 7:40 AM, April 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt who???

 
At 12:35 PM, April 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Channel 7. It's not that 7 is as good as it once was, it's that 4, 16 and 11 are terrible

 
At 7:48 PM, May 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few turds in the toilet at 7. It's a shame a moron is their spokes person on here... lol

 

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