WTHR reaches ratings highs during February 2013 sweeps - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

WTHR reaches ratings highs during February 2013 sweeps

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Eyewitness News at 6pm earns its highest rating since November of 2008

 Eyewitness News 5-6pm also earns its highest rating in nearly five years

INDIANAPOLIS, February 28—WTHR (Channel 13) announced today that according to Nielsen ratings for the recently concluded February 2013 sweeps period, 13 Eyewitness News garnered incredible year-to-year (M-F) ratings growth in several key newscasts and remains a solid number one at 5-6am, 6-7am, 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm and 11pm.*  

From 5-6pm Eyewitness News turned in a phenomenal performance with its highest sweeps period rating since November 2008.  Eyewitness News at 6pm also posted its highest sweeps rating since that same November.

The morning also brought great news for WTHR. At 6am, Eyewitness News kept on rolling with a 5.7 rating and 19 share, easily outdistancing WXIN'S 4.1 rating and 13 share.

The biggest year-to-year ratings gains for 13 Eyewitness News came in the 5-6:30pm time slot. From 5-6pm, WTHR's 9.1 is its highest rating in nearly five years, and more than double that of its closest competitor. Here is a look at ratings for the 5-6pm hour: 

STATION

Feb. 2013 rating/share

Feb. 2012 rating/share

% Diff rating Feb. 2013 v. Feb 2012

WTHR

9.1/18

7.8/16

+17

WISH

4.4/9

4.8/10

-8

WRTV

3.3/7

3.7/7

-11

WXIN

3.2/6

2.7/5

+19

 

 

 


At 6pm, WTHR averages more viewing households than the three other news competitors combined. The newscast garnered an 11.0 rating in February, its highest rating since November of 2008. Here is a look at the 6pm evening newscast performances:

STATION

Feb. 2013 rating/share

Feb. 2012 rating/share

% Diff rating Feb. 2013 v. Feb. 2012

WTHR

11.0/20

10.2/19

+8

WISH

4.4/8

5.0/10

-12

WRTV

3.3/6

3.1/6

+7

WXIN

2.6/5

Did Not Air News

N/A

 

 

 


13 Eyewitness News Nightbeat again finished first in late news and is the only 11pm newscast to increase ratings over its prime time lead-in. Weeknights at 11pm, WTHR earned a 7.0 rating, compared to WISH's 6.5 and WRTV's 3.4 rating.

"This is another great milestone for our team, a truly wonderful achievement. We continue to be very grateful for the loyalty and trust that our viewers place in us," said President and General Manager John Cardenas.

*Source: Nielsen Household Overnight audience estimates (Live + 7 day data where available) Jan 31-Feb. 27, 2013. Subject to qualifications in said analysis.  

The Dispatch Broadcast Group includes WBNS-TV, WBNS-AM/FM, and Radio Sound Network in Columbus, Ohio; WTHR-TV and WALV-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana; Dispatch Interactive Television in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

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