Channel 5 Drops Top 5 Vote
The poll is closed. Due to declining participation, WLWT-TV (Channel 5) will drop viewer voting for "Your Top 5" stories for the 5 p.m. newscast, says Brennan Donnellan, Ch. 5 news director. The 5 p.m. news is third in the ratings, behind leader Channel 9 and second-place Channel 12.
Here's his statement posted at WLWT.com
"Effective Monday 10/22/07, we will discontinue the voting element of Your Top 5. We will still present the five most important stories of the day as our first stories on News 5 at 5 p.m. While our TV ratings at 5 p.m. have been steady, participation in the voting has declined. We don't think it's fair to give up editorial control of the newscast when the actual number of voters is small.
"We realize that you enjoyed participating in Your Top 5, based on your consistent voting. You really have helped us, and you can continue to guide our decisions by sending emails to the address below, or to the individual reporters and managers listed on WLWT.com. We need to listen, and we want you to keep watching.