FOX 8 wins late news ratings race

FOX 8 wins late news ratings race

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - WVUE FOX 8 News at 9 and 10 p.m. win the New Orleans late night news race, according to the Nielsen television ratings service.

In the February 2017 sweeps period, FOX 8 News at 9 p.m. (6.5 HH rating Monday-Friday) and 10 p.m. (6.8 HH rating Monday-Friday) had the most late news viewers of any television station in the New Orleans DMA.

According to Nielsen, FOX 8 News won Monday-Friday at 9 p.m. in January and February, and averaging January and February's Monday-Friday 10 p.m. newscast program averages together, FOX 8 continues to be New Orleans' Most Watched Late News. WVUE's 90 minutes of news starting at 9 p.m. is the top-rated late night news in the New Orleans DMA.

Each ratings point represents 1 percent of the 633,140 TV households in the New Orleans market, the 50th largest in the United States. All of the ratings are Program Averages. FOX 8 News at 10 is anchored by Lee Zurik, Kim Holden, Chief Meteorologist David Bernard, and
Sports Director Juan Kincaid.

"I'm very proud of our Local First team and the quality of the work they put forth every day", said Vice President and General Manager Tim Ingram. "The local news landscape has evolved and we are honored that the people of New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana are choosing FOX 8 first."

FOX 8 Morning Edition #1 in Morning News

FOX 8 Morning Edition wins the local morning news title, for the 2nd straight month. For the entire four and a half hours, Monday-Friday 4:30-9 a.m., Morning Edition continues to be New Orleans' Fastest Growing Local Morning News, FOX 8 is up over 20% from February 2016.

"Our journalists are extremely committed to serving this community," said News Director Mikel Schaefer. "Whether it's lifesaving weather information during the tornado outbreak, impactful investigations or covering our unique culture, passionate local journalism runs deep here at FOX 8."

Averaging January and February together, FOX 8 is New Orleans' Most Watched Local Morning News, by a tenth of a point. FOX 8 Morning Edition is anchored by John Snell, Nancy Parker, Meteorologist Shelby Latino, Meg Gatto, Greg Adaline and Local First Traffic with Kristi Coleman.

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