FOX59 Is Once Again Central Indiana’s Most Watched Local News

FOX59 Is Once Again Central Indiana’s Most Watched Local News

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March 14, 2017 — Tribune Broadcasting’s FOX59 (WXIN-TV) is once again Central Indiana’s news leader. During the recently completed February sweeps period FOX59 won the top slot with Indianapolis adults 25-54 for seven hours of the broadcast day according to Nielsen. For six hours each morning, from 4AM until 10AM, more Indy viewers turned to the FOX59 Morning News than any other station in the market, including wins against NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s Good Morning America on ABC. In the evening, more viewers count on FOX59 News at Ten than any other late newscast in the market.

FEB ‘17 4-5a 5-6a 6-7a 7-9a 9-10a Late News*
WXIN 16,438 24,543 33,967 30,353 25,371 29,271 (10PM)
WTHR 7,315 11,710 17,173 20,955 14,861 24,568
WTTV 2,834 2,542 5,159 6,565 6,300 10,111
WISH 2,863 6,538 10,851 6,549 4,242 7,408
WRTV 3,334 4,710 8,065 8,408 4,679 6,411

Source: Nielsen February 2017: 20 Weekdays of 20 (2/2-3/1) *Late news broadcast at 11PM

“February marks the 14th consecutive sweeps that the entire six hours of FOX59’s morning show has been #1, and Indy viewers continue to make the station their favorite throughout the day,” commented Jamie Aitken, FOX59/CBS4 General Manager. “Ratings like these show us that viewers trust and depend on us and appreciate what we are doing.”

“We have the largest newsroom in Indiana. We also broadcast more hours of local news coverage, deliver more web page views and have more social engagement than any other Indianapolis station. Having more resources means we cover more stories in more local communities and as evident by the ratings, viewers come to us when big news or severe weather affects our area. I’m proud of our team,” said VP of News, Kerri Cavanaugh.

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