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May 2010 Sweep Results

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Here are the May 2010 Sweep Results for St. Louis; Where available I’m  providing the numbers from May 2009 for comparison.  Status Quo for the most part, but  KDNL is doing better in overall ratings, KMOV is down everywhere, and KSDK retains the overall news lead, with KTVI nearly tying them in weekly averages.  We could be seeing KTVI become the overall leader in the market. The last time KTVI led in sweep ratings was when they were an ABC affiliate.  It proves that consistency works.  KMOV and KSDK need to take notice. Keep your news team consistent, focus on the fundamentals of journalism, and the viewers will watch.

KDNL has a unique opportunity to reintroduce it’s news image if it wants to.  ABC’s schedule is doing respectable in the ratings locally, and could provide a solid lead-in for a newscast.  It’s time for a news presence on KDNL. Onward to the numbers.

Daytime:

STATION PROGRAM HH RTG/SHR
EARLY NEWS (May 2009)
KSDK [M-F] TODAY IN ST. LOUIS (5AM – 6AM) 3.3/18
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS (5AM -6AM) 2.9/16
KMOV [M-F] NEWS4 THIS MORNING (6AM – 6AM) 1.9/10
KDNL [M-F] ABC NEWS MORNING (5AM – 6AM) 0.2/1
EARLY NEWS (May 201o)
KSDK [M-F] TODAY IN ST. LOUIS (5AM – 6AM) UNAVAILABLE*
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS (5AM -6AM) UNAVAILABLE*
KMOV [M-F] NEWS4 THIS MORNING (6AM – 6AM) UNAVAILABLE*
KDNL [M-F] ABC NEWS MORNING (5AM – 6AM) UNAVAILABLE*
MORNING NEWS (May 2009)
KSDK [M-F] TODAY IN ST. LOUIS (6AM – 7AM) 5.9/22
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS (6AM – 7AM) 5.6/21
KMOV [M-F] NEWS4 THIS MORNING (6AM – 7AM) 3.0/11
KDNL [M-F] ABC NEWS MORNING (6AM – 7AM) 0.3/1
MORNING NEWS (May 2010)
KSDK [M-S] TODAY IN ST. LOUIS (6AM – 7AM) 6.6/23
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS (6AM – 7AM) 5.0/18
KMOV [M-F] NEWS4 THIS MORNING (6AM – 7AM) 2.8/10
KDNL [M-F] ABC NEWS MORNING (6AM – 7AM) 0.4/2
MORNING NETWORK (May 2009)
KSDK [M-F] TODAY SHOW (7AM – 9AM) 6.3/22
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS (7AM – 9AM) 5.6/19
KMOV [M-F] THE EARLY SHOW (7:30AM – 9AM) 1.9/7
KDNL [M-F] GOOD MORNING AMERICA (7AM – 9AM) UNRANKED*
MORNING NETWORK (May 2010)
KSDK [M-F] TODAY SHOW (7AM – 9AM) 7.1/24
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS (7AM – 9AM) 5.4/18
KMOV [M-F] THE EARLY SHOW (7:30AM – 9AM) 1.5/5
KDNL [M-F] GOOD MORNING AMERICA (7AM – 9AM) UNRANKED*
MORNING SYNDICATED/NEWS (May 2009)
KSDK [M-F] NEWSCHANNEL 5 @ 10 (10AM – 10:30AM) 2.9/12
KTVI [M-F] RACHEL RAY (10AM – 11AM) 2.4/10
KMOV [M-F] GREAT DAY ST. LOUIS (10AM – 11AM) 1.2/5
NOON NEWS (May 2009)
KSDK [M-F] NEWSCHANNEL 5 @ NOON (12PM – 1PM) 4.4/16
KMOV [M-F] NEWS4 AT NOON (12PM – 12:30PM) 4.0/15
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS @11 (11AM – 12PM) 3.2/13
KPLR [M-F] NEWS 11 @ NOON (12PM – 1PM) 0.7/2
NOON NEWS (May 2010)
KSDK [M-F] NEWSCHANNEL 5 @ NOON (12PM – 1PM) 4.9/16
KMOV [M-F] NEWS4 AT NOON (12PM – 12:30PM) 4.5/15
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS @11 (11AM – 12PM) 3.0/11
KPLR [M-F] NEWS 11 @ NOON (12PM – 1PM) 1.0/3
AFTERNOON SYNDICATED (May 2009)
KMOV [M-F] DR. PHIL (3PM – 4PM) 3.4/11
KSDK [M-F] SHOW ME ST. LOUIS (3PM – 3:30PM) 2.3/8
KTVI [M-F] JUDGE ALEX (3PM – 3:30PM) 2.3/8
KDNL [M-F] MAURY POVICH (3PM – 4PM) 1.5/5
AFTERNOON SYNDICATED (May 2010)
KMOV [M-F] DR. PHIL (3PM – 4PM) 4.1/12
KTVI [M-F] JUDGE ALEX (3PM – 3:30PM) 3.2/10
KSDK [M-F] SHOW ME ST. LOUIS (3PM – 3:30PM) 2.5/8
KDNL [M-F] MAURY POVICH (3PM – 4PM) 1.3/4

Evening/Prime/Late after the Bump:

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November 2009 Sweep Ratings

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November 2009 Sweep Ratings for the sweep days from October 29 to November 25, 2009. Commentary follows the prime time numbers.

Daytime:

STATION PROGRAM HH RTG/SHR
EARLY NEWS
KSDK [M-F] TODAY IN ST. LOUIS (6AM – 7AM) 5.9/21
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS (6AM – 7AM) 5.8/21
KMOV [M-F] NEWS4 THIS MORNING (6AM – 7AM) 2.1/8
KDNL [M-F] ABC NEWS MORNING (6AM – 7AM) 0.4/2
MORNING NETWORK
KSDK [M-F] TODAY SHOW (7AM – 9AM) 6.8/23
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS (7AM – 9AM) 5.6/19
KMOV [M-F] THE EARLY SHOW (7:30AM – 9AM) 1.5/5
KDNL [M-F] GOOD MORNING AMERICA (7AM – 9AM) UNRANKED*
NOON NEWS
KSDK [M-F] NEWSCHANNEL 5 @ NOON (12PM – 1PM) 4.3/15
KMOV [M-F] NEWS4 AT NOON (12PM – 12:30PM) 4.4/15
KTVI [M-F] FOX 2 NEWS @11 (11AM – 12PM) 2.8/10
KPLR [M-F] NEWS 11 @ NOON (12PM – 1PM) 0.9/3
AFTERNOON SYNDICATED
KMOV [M-F] DR. PHIL (3PM – 4PM) 3.6/11
KSDK [M-F] SHOW ME ST. LOUIS (3PM – 3:30PM) 2.6/8
KTVI [M-F] JUDGE ALEX (3PM – 3:30PM) 2.2/8
KDNL [M-F] MAURY POVICH (3PM – 4PM) 1.7/5

Evening/Late after the Bump:

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A New Fall Schedule for KPLR11

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Changes are coming to KPLR 11 starting tomorrow. Regis and Kelly will leave their longtime home on KMOV 4 starting tomorrow morning, and the Tyra Banks Show will move from KTVI FOX2 to 11 this fall.

KPLR’s complete Monday through Friday schedule:

5:00am The Daily Buzz
7:00am Andy Griffith
7:30am Andy Griffith
8:00am My Name Is Earl (premieres September 21st)
8:30am My Name Is Earl (premieres September 21st)
9:00am Live With Regis & Kelly (premieres August 24th)
10:00am Bonnie Hunt
11:00am Jerry Springer
12:00pm News 11 @ Noon
1:00pm Matlock
2:00pm 700 Club
3:00pm Tyra
4:00pm Tyra
5:00pm Friends
5:30pm Everybody Loves Raymond
6:00pm King of Queens
6:30pm Two and a Half Men
7:00pm News 11 @ 7
8:00pm CW Prime
10:00pm Two and a Half Men
10:30pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:00pm King of Queens
11:30pm Family Guy
12:00am Family Guy

Watching Newscasts On Each Station Daily

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There something I’ve been meaning to do for a while: Starting next week I will begin watching and reviewing each station’s newscasts for the week and providing commentary and review each newscast. What I want to do is to see how St. Louis stations follow or cover the news over the course of a day.

I will watch each newscast on KSDK, KMOV, KTVI, and KPLR.  on that day. I will record each newscasts.  At a later date I will do weekend newscasts.

KTVI: 5-9am; 11am; 5-6:30pm; 9pm; 10pm

KMOV: 5-7am; 12pm; 5pm; 6pm; 10pm

KSDK: 5-7am; 12pm; 5pm; 6pm; 10pm

KPLR: 12pm; 7pm

This semester is all but done…

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The search for summer/fall work continues, though. KMOV hasn’t responded to my resume, so I’ll probably be making a few phone calls.

Despite the climate in the business right now, I have to very real issues: I need exposure in a  TV/Radio/Print newsroom, and while interships are nice, I do need to live, so being paid is sort of a necessity. Although saying that, I’m still open to intern.  

So, in between studying, I’ve begun the process of  getting in contact with the news director at KMOV, and soon KSDK (a resume is coming their way soon). I’ll be doing the same with KTVI/KPLR.  I sent a resume last Friday to KMOX, just to see what sort of response I would get. I’ll keep you up to date on that.

Noon News Coming to KPLR

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As part of the KPLR and KTVI sharing news resources, KPLR is launching a noon newscast.  This isn’t uncommon, at least in New York and Chicago, where WPIX and WGN have been producing news at noon for quite some time.  This is a first at KPLR. 

Christine Buck, sister of FOX Sports’ Joe Buck, and daughter of late sportscaster Jack Buck will anchor. John Fuller will be providing weather for  the newscast.

I personally find this a great use of Christine Buck, who has provided many great feature reports for KPLR’s news department.

KPLR News 11 at Noon will premiere on April 6.

Analog to Digital Transition Status in St. Louis

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DTV Status for Major Stations:

Call Letter Format HD News DTV Assignment Analog Assignment Affiliation Analog Shutdown
KTVI 720p FOX-HD Yes (2/16) 43 (2.1) 2 FOX June 12, 2009
KMOV 1080i (4.1) CBS-HD  

480i (4.2) KNLC-SD

Yes 24 (4.1, 4.2) 4 CBS June 12, 2009
KSDK 1080i (5.1) NBC-HD  

480i (5.2) WeatherPlus+

Yes 35 (5.1, 5.2) 5 NBC June 12, 2009
KETC 720p (9.1) KETC-HD  

480i (9.2) KETC Kids

480i (9.3) PBS World

480i (9.4) Create

N/A 39 (9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4) 9 PBS June 12, 2009
KPLR 1080i CW-HD Yes (2/16) 26 (11.1) 11 CW June 12, 2009
KNLC 720p N/A 14 (24.1) 24 CW February 17, 2009
KDNL 720p ABC-HD N/A 31 (30.1) 30 ABC February 17, 2009
WRBU 480i N/A 47 (46.1) 46 My Network TV February 17, 2009

KUMO-LP/LD is not included, but will broadcast on Channel 10, serving as the region’s lone VHF digital station when it signs on.

This chart will be updated as necessary.

Changes at KTVI

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It’s official. KTVI will go Hi-Def on February 16.  No word on whether KPLR will HD at the same time. Additionally, FOX2 should be back in their O&O styled set this week. 

If both KTVI and KPLR go to high-definition newscasts, all stations producing news in St. Louis will be hi-def. I’ll keep an eye out.  I’ve also heard that they been testing HD newscasts at their new shared studios with KPLR in Maryland Heights.

February 17? Try June 12. DTV Transition Moves to June

By | KDNL, KETC, KMOV, KNLC, KPLR, KSDK, KTVI, WRBU | No Comments

If you’re tired of seeing DTV transition commercials, it’s not over; you’ll have to wait a few months. The transition commercials are being rejiggered  for the new date: June 12. The House of Representatives joined the US Senate in moving the DTV deadline to June 12, 264-158, after businesses spent millions of dollars on transition commercials trumpeting February 17. Maybe the networks should ask for bailout money, too.

If you’re wondering why the big day is moving, well, it’s because a few million people are either unaware a change was coming, unable to make the change, or didn’t care.  Be sure to tell your congressperson to move Thanksgiving or Christmas when you’re running behind on either of those holidays.  It would make about as much sense. Watching the cheesy NAB-produced commercials and asinine questions to TV stations during their “Let’s cover the DTV transition instead of actual news” segments, you might be tempted to do something else: turn the TV off. Permanently. 

Well, you’ve got to live through it for 4 more months. 

There is general agreement that the public is generally unprepared for DTV. Unfortunately, the public is usually unprepared for lot of things (see: any holiday). 

As the Post-Dispatch’s Gail Pennington said her Tube Talk blog: “Oh Yay!” 

Note: Most of this entry was written in jest.