Sit back and relax and watch the best news bloopers for November:
In two months, when the other TV websites "break" this news, you can remember that FTVLive had the story a longtime ago.
Duane Pohlman, Investigative Reporter at WLKY in Louisville is leaving the station to become the primary news anchor at WCMH in Columbus.
Pohlman has been at WLKY since 2011.
His move to Columbus will happen in February.
KMOV in St. Louis didn't take long to get the "we are number 1" promo on the air after the November book.
Here it is, but I need to warn you, after I watched it, I threw up in my mouth a little:
After a rating book ends, FTVLive watches our email inbox fill up with press releases from stations claiming victory in the latest sweeps.
Each station combs through the numbers and then pulls out the good parts, places them in the washer and puts it on the spin cycle.
Out pops a press release claiming that their station is the best.
Here's a portion of three press releases we got from the stations in the Norfolk market. It appears that everyone is number one and no one lost.
Isn't life grand?
Sacramento's KCRA again topped its TV news rivals in most time slots in November, according to the latest ratings released by Nielsen Co.
Nielsen ranked KCRA ahead of its competitors in slots that included 4:30 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m., noon, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays, and 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday. KCRA’s 5 p.m. weekday slot reached 101,000 households in the region.
KOVR topped the 10 p.m. Monday-Sunday slot, reaching 62,000 households in that ratings period, which topped KCRA’s household reach of 55,000 in the 11 p.m. Monday-Sunday slot.
“Good Day Sacramento” on KMAX drew solid ratings of 25,000 to 31,000 households during its 6 a.m. through 9 a.m. time slots.
H/T Sacramento Bee
Pat Sajak and the producers of "Wheel of Fortune" apologized Yesterday after an ill-timed puzzle that aired Monday night.
"The Fast and the Furious" was the puzzle just two days after the film's star, Paul Walker, died in a fiery car crash.
The show was taped a couple of weeks ago, before the death of Walker.
KTBC (Austin) Anchor Loriana Hernandez is leaving the station after almost 7 years.
She broke the news on her Facebook Page:
Good morning Facebook Friends!!
I have some bitter sweet news to share this Tuesday morning. After 7 years here at Fox 7 I have decided it is time for me to join my husband Cesar in the DC area so we can raise our 19-month old son Gabriel under one roof. My husband and I have commuted for the past few years so I could keep doing what I love doing here at FOX 7 but we need to be together as a family.
While I'm excited about what the future holds for us and my future career endeavors, it will be very hard for me to leave the "other" family that made us feel so welcome. I'm talking about my colleagues here at FOX and the amazing central Texas viewers. For 7 years you have allowed me into your living room to either give you the news of the day before you called it a day or be there when you wake up to tell you what happened while you slept. You also let me inform you and in some cases entertain with my Get Fit for Free and workout challenges, plant based and health and wellness "clean eating" segments ( yes those yummy date sweetened desserts!!! ), put the spotlight on the fight against autism with my non-profit Maggie's Hope and allow me to tell many more amazing stories that are very close to my heart. Yes, Austin is an incredible community that has given me much and been there for me through so many exciting twists and turns from getting married to fertility woes as I struggled to be a mommy to finally a pregnancy where you watched me GROW on the air and then the birth of our son Gabriel. Thank you for ALL the memories. There is no place like Austin. It is one stop on my journey i will never forget:)
My last day on the air is January 3rd but we will be around until late January and I hope to see all of you around to say so-long as we head to D.C. for new and exciting plans ahead.
Abrazos and God Bless!
N.S. Bienstock is proud to announce the following job placements:
MEGYN KELLY our new client, has been promoted from Daytime to Primetime, "The Kelly File" on Fox News at 9pm.
GINGER ZEE has been promoted to the weekday morning Meteorologist position at “Good Morning America.” She joined ABC two years ago from WMAQ in Chicago.
BRIAN STELTER joins N.S. Bienstock as a new client and enters into an agreement with CNN, where he will be the host of "Reliable Sources" and will also serve as a senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide. Brian previously worked as a media industry reporter for the New York Times and was also the creator, editor, and writer for the blog TVNewser.
SARA EISEN has joined CNBC as a Correspondent/fill-in Anchor. Sara previously co-Anchored "Bloomberg Surveillance" on Bloomberg Television.
THOMAS ROBERTS co-hosted Miss Universe in Moscow for NBC. He continues as a weekday morning Anchor for MSNBC.
CHRISTINE ROMANS has been promoted to CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent while continuing to host “Your Money”.
More moves after the jump.Read More
Jeff Zucker has a goal for CNN.
What is it?
“The goal for the next six months, is that we need more shows and less newscasts,” Zucker told Capital New York.
In other words the last cable news network that still was focusing on news, will no longer do that.
FTVLive reported that when Zucker took over CNN, he would take the network in a much more of an entertainment direction.
The CNN boss points out that news is not getting ratings at CNN. The No. 1 show on CNN is now “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” a travel-adventure show featuring the bad-boy celebrity chef.
So, instead trying to make the news coverage better, Zucker rather turn CNN into the Food Network with tattoos.
FTVLive agrees that CNN's new coverage is not working, but instead of blowing up the news coverage and going to shows, why not just cover news better?
Insiders say that Zucker is looking to turn CNN into a 24 hour version of The Today Show. Some cooking, entertainment news, politics and a little news coverage sprinkled in.
Sources tell FTVLive that CNN is moving most talent to New York and that is where the shows will be based from. A number of longtime CNN "news" Producers have been told that their services are no longer needed.
Many staffers in CNN have told FTVLive that they feel like Zucker is ruining the cable news channel and turning it into a shell of its former self.
Zucler sees it as a new beginning for CNN, but some inside the cable net see it as the end.
WPTV in West Palm Beach was the ratings winner across the board. The station won every newscast in the household numbers.
It appears to be a particularly bad rating book for Sinclair owned WPEC.
They got clobbered.
It might be a small market, but KTVA the CBS affiliate in Anchorage is taking the wraps off a very impressive new set.
The set and newsroom were done by Devlin Design Group.
Devlin tweeted the photo above as a preview of the set, which appears to be a large open newsroom area curved headers, sliding glass panels and multiple flat screens.
A recurring theme of the new set seems to be vertical columns of rectangles — this graphical element appears in both the headers and on the glass panels.
This is one awesome looking set.
H/T Newscast Studio
The number of people watching TV dropped in Denver, but KUSA 9News won the book with the viewers that did watch.
The Denver Post reports that 9News regained its across-the-board ratings dominance after losing the 4:30 a.m. hour to 7News last November. CBS4 showed gains in the morning and at 5 p.m. And Fox31 had a solid win over KTVD at 9 p.m.
Last year at this time, 9News enjoyed a late-news boost from NBC’s primetime, which had its first November win in nine years. This year, CBS4 benefited from the CBS primetime slate (“The Big Bang Theory” is the top comedy among Denver viewers, “NCIS” is the market’s No. 1 drama, both on CBS).
In late news, KUSA was down 26 percent compared to last year, weekdays at 10 p.m., among adults 25-54 (the key news demo). KUSA had a 3.2 rating, 12 share (compared to a 4.3 rating, 14.2 share last November); KCNC and KMGH were tied with a 2.1 rating, 8 share.
Fox31 triumphed over KTVD, its primary rival at 9 p.m., by a full share point (weeknights, adults 25-54 demo).
CBS4 had a good showing weekdays at 5 p.m., placing No. 2 behind 9News among adults 25-54: KUSA scored a 2.3 rating, 13 share, KCNC followed with 1.5 rating, 9 share; KMGH had a 0.9 rating, 5 share, and KDVR managed a 0.5 rating, 3 share.
The morning picture was most changed, in addition to KUSA’s rebound. After finishing No. 5 — i.e, dead last — last year, CBS4 moved up to No. 3 at 6 a.m.
The decline in PUT (people using television) levels, down about 12 percent during primetime, 14 percent for the local 10 p.m. newscasts, is driven by increased attention to various devices, cellphones to laptops and tablets.
Perhaps the most honest comment about the November sweeps came from the broadcaster with the most changing anchors: “We’ve had personality and anchor changes on every newscast we do,” said KDVR-KWGN General Manager Peter Maroney. “We knew we would have this adjustment period. We’ve held audience share frankly much better than than we thought we would. We’re settling in. Now if we could just get more people watching television.”
WGRZ (Buffalo) Anchor Maryalice Demler might want to step away from her Twitter account and just stick to what's on the teleprompter.
Demler set off a Twitter storm during the Buffalo Bills game with Atlanta Sunday night by posting a picture of herself alongside controversial, disgraced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and adding that he was "a sweetheart of a guy."
The Bills game was played in Toronto on Sunday.
Here's what she wrote about Ford, who has been in the national and international news after admitting to smoking crack cocaine. "Sweetheart of a guy. A Bills fans. Down to earth. Loves the Queen City. Sounded sincere. I don't judge."
Maybe you don't judge Maryalice, but it might not be a wise thing to post a picture of you and Ford hanging out. I'm just saying, that might be one for the private collection.
Needless to say, it didn't take long for the Twitterverse to tee off on Demler.
WKBW anchor-reporter John Borsa: "Which criminal or suspected criminal should I pose with for my holiday cards this year?"
Kevin Pritchard: "Maryalice is from North Tonawanda. Crack use doesn't phase her."
Christopher Smith: "(The picture) might be the best thing to ever happen on Twitter."
James Kurdziel: "I wonder if Maryalice has a pic with O.J. Simpson. You know the OTHER "sweetheart of a guy."
Ian Ott: "Guys they (Channel 2) only have to hold people in Western New York accountable. Toronto is in a whole different country. It's like a vacation."
Chris Grant: "Can you imagine if a politician tweeted that Mayor Ford is a sweetheart. WGRZ would salivate."
After the Twitter blowback, Demler deleted the tweet.
Oh....the Bills also lost the game. But I still love them.
H/T Buffalo News