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May Sweeps: WREG Edges Out WMC In Almost Every Time Slot

In ABC, CBS, FOX, Memphis, NBC, Ratings, Raycom, Tennessee on June 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

WREG snagged first in nearly every time slot for the May ratings period. Photo Courtesy: The Telegraph

Okay, so it wasn’t as much of a photo finish as this representation would have you believe.

But Memphis, Tenn., CBS affiliate WREG can easily claim ratings supremacy for the May ratings period.

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Sign of the Sweeps: Longtime Memphis Met’s “Big Announcement” Falls Flat

In CBS, Editor's Desk, Memphis, NBC, Raycom, Tennessee, Weather on May 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Dave Brown (Courtesy: WMC-TV)

Memphis chief meteorologist Dave Brown has celebrated 50 years in broadcasting, 35 of which was spent at NBC affiliate WMC-TV. But why was his name trending on Twitter Tuesday night?

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Memphis Fill-In Met Gets First Gig in Arkansas

In ABC, Arkansas, CW, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Hirings, Memphis, Tennessee, Weather on April 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

Brittany Bell (Courtesy: Twitter)

Brittany Bell, a fill-in meteorologist for WMC-TV in Memphis, Tenn., has been hired by ABC/CW affiliates KHBS/KHOG-TV as a meteorologist/reporter in the Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers market.

Bell will anchor the station’s weathercasts on weekends and report during the week, according to a press release provided to Arkansas TV News.

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Memphis Station “Sweeps” Other Competitors Under the Rug in February

In Memphis, NBC, Ratings, Tennessee on March 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

WMC-TV wins the coveted ratings war in Memphis.

Memphis NBC affiliate WMC-TV consistently lauds itself as the most-watched television station in the market, and now recent ratings numbers prove it.

Station execs tell the Commercial Appeal newspaper they dominated every time slot for news. It’s the first time that’s happened for WMC in fifteen years, they say.

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Memphis Reporter Cites Anonymous “Sources” for Murder Confession

In Editor's Desk, Memphis, Tennessee on February 16, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Janice Broach (Courtesy: WMC)

WMC-TV

It’s a big no-no, and honestly, a Memphis station should know better.

But in a breaking news report on WMC-TV’s website earlier tonight, reporter Janice Broach said “sources” told the NBC affiliate about a man being held in custody in connection with post office shootings last year in Henning, Tenn., that killed two people.

The problem here is a thin line that exists for journalists: anything that isn’t sourced can’t be verified. Saying “sources” in a report is asking someone to trust you, when, if you got the information through the proper channels, you could quote the actual authorities involved.

I’m sure there’s more to this story than meets the eye, but this article highlights a big pet peeve of mine. Unless you work in Washington where power players pass rumors around like party favors (and the Beltway gossip is reportable fodder), don’t use anonymous sources. It doesn’t do your viewers justice, and in the case of WMC-TV, it seriously compromises your credibility.

/end rant

And yes, this is my opinion.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Tennessee’s Broadcast Television Markets

In ABC, CBS, Chattanooga, CW, FOX, Jackson-Madison, Knoxville, Memphis, MyTV, Nashville, NBC, Tennessee, Tri-Cities-TN-VA on January 12, 2011 at 5:05 am

We’re more than halfway through our journey of states featured on South TV News, and Tennessee has a lot to offer within its borders.

  • At the top of the list, Tennessee’s capital of Nashville sits comfortably at market No. 29, according to Nielsen 2014-15 statistics. Stations here include: WKRN (ABC), WSMV (NBC), WTVF (CBS), WZTV (FOX), WUXP (MyTV) and WNAB (CW). WSMV and WTVF usually go neck-and-neck for first place in the ratings wars. All stations in the market broadcast newscasts in high-definition.
  • Memphis follows as the state’s most populous city, situated near the borders of two other states, Mississippi and Arkansas. It also is designated as market No. 50. Stations include: WREG (CBS), WMC (NBC), WHBQ (FOX), WATN (ABC) and WLMT (CW, MyTV). WMC dominated the Memphis market in ratings for years, but now WREG has been winning the battle consistently for months. All station broadcast their newscasts in high definition.
  • Not far behind Memphis in market size yet on the other end of the state is Knoxville, at #61. Stations include: WATE (ABC), WVLT (CBS), WBIR (NBC), WBXX (CW) and WTNZ (FOX). All stations air their newscasts in HD.
  • Next in line is Chattanooga, No. 88. Stations include: WRCB (NBC), WTVC (ABC), WDEF (CBS), WFLI (CW) and WDSI (FOX). WTVC leads the ratings war there, according to figures from the last Nielsen ratings period. Only WRCB and WDEF broadcast newscasts in high definition.
  • A little farther down is Tri-Cities, TN-VA, a market that extends into Virginia as well. It rates at #97. Stations include: WCYB (NBC), WJHL (CBS), WKPT (ABC), WEMT (FOX) and WAPK (MyTV). WCYB is the market leader for most newscasts in the ratings war. WJHL, WCYB and WEMT broadcast their newscasts in HD.
  • Last is Jackson, at market No. 176. Stations include WBBJ (ABC) and WJKT (FOX). WBBJ is the only station with a locally-produced newscast in this market, but competes in certain counties with stations from the Memphis DMA. WJKT airs a simulcast provided by Memphis station WPTY. Only WBBJ’s newscasts are in high definition.

(Above updated February 1, 2015)

That covers another one of several states we’ll be covering. If you work for one of these affiliates and have news about new hires, on-air graphic updates, HD overhauls, or anything that would be of interest to this local news blog, please let us know.. I’m not necessarily talking about station gossip, but that works, too. If someone uttered a profane word on-air, for example, that’d be something. Station sales, downsizing, things like that are also newsworthy. You can do so anonymously, of course, but have to prove you work for the station in question for credibility purposes by sending us an email to southtvnewser@gmail.com.