Every station in Houston can find something to celebrate in the reams of spreadsheets that document the four-week Nielsen sweeps period for May that ended Wednesday night. But KTRK (Channel 13), KHOU (Channel 11) and KXLN (Channel 45) had most of the numbers on their side.
In the flagship race for 10 p.m. newscast leadership, Channel 11 prevailed in households with a with a 6-4 Monday-through-Sunday rating to 5.7 for Channel 13 and 4.5 for Channel 2. In the weekday late news ratings for households, Channel 11’s lead over Channel 13 was 6.6 to 6.0, with Channel 2 at 4.5. At 9 p.m., KRIV (Channel 26) averaged 2.8 on weekdays to 0.5 for KIAH’s (Channel 39) NewsFix.
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