Did You Watch Local 12 on My 64?
I've gotta say that Ch 64's 10 p.m. news produced by Ch 12 was impressive. I counted 17 stories in the half-hour. It was a fast-paced, thorough recap of the day, with a weather forecast completed by 10:20. Some of the stories were on Ch 12 earlier in the day, such as the interview with Liz Carroll, foster mother of Marcus Fiesel. The new stories included a couple of promos for more information if you watched at 11 -- but frankly, I had seen enough, and really probably wouldn't watch again at 11, if I was a typical viewer.
One thing: Did they give results of the Local 12 poll, on whether Steve Stewart should have been fired? I don't recall seeing the results at 10:25, as promised.
And I thought I'd be annoyed by the Local 12/My64 logo rotating every 5 seconds, but I just ignored it after a while.
Overall, Ch 12's half-hour was well written, and the anchors are good. It could give Ch 19 a run for the ratings -- if enough people rememeber to watch news on Ch 64, particularly after it drops the WB network.
Did you watch?
I'll amend this in the morning with the overnight ratings. I'm really curious to see how 64 and 19 did in the overnight for 10-10:30.
What did you think of the newscast? I'm anxious for some feedback.
Overnights are here
This just in... Ch 12's newscast on 64 at 10 p.m. averaged a 3.2 rating and 5% audience share, or 28,166 TV homes. That is four times more than a year ago Monday for Ch 64's "NewsCentral" newscast, which drew a whopping .83 of a ratings point, and a 1.1% share.
Interestingly, Ch 19's 10 p.m. news got the same rating Monday (6.9 rating/12%) that it did the previous Monday, Aug. 14, without news competition on 64. Ch 12 actually improved on last Monday's rating (10.2/20.5%) last night (to a 12.0/25%) with the teases in the 10 p.m. news to its 11 p.m. newscast. But it's just one night... I'll keep an eye on this, particularly after the WB goes away.