NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - When the November sweeps period came to an end on Wednesday night, FOX 8 News at 9 and 10 p.m. stood alone atop the New Orleans television news landscape for the 16th time in 18 months. In the November 2017 sweeps period, FOX 8 News at 9 p.m. (6.4 HH rating Monday-Friday) and 10 p.m. (7.9 HH rating Monday-Friday) had the most late news viewers of any television station in the New Orleans DMA. This marks 10 straight months of winning the late news ratings race.
FOX 8 Morning Edition Wins from 4:30 am to 9 am
FOX 8 Morning Edition continues to build, winning the 4:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday time slot for the second straight month. Morning Edition is New Orleans' fastest growing local morning news, increasing the 4:30-7 a.m. ratings by 33% and the 7-9 a.m. rating by 48% when compared to the rating in November of 2016.
FOX 8 Sports has the Winning Formula Too
Every FOX 8 Sports program has increased rating from this time last year by an average of 24%. "Game Plan" airing Thursdays at 10:35 p.m. is up 17%, "FOX 8 Football Friday" airing Fridays at 10:35 p.m. is up 20%, "The FOX 8 Live Tailgate" airing Sundays before Saints games is up 64%, "The Final Play" airing Sundays at 10:35 p.m. is up 89% and "Jim Henderson's Black and Gold Review" airing the night after Saints games at 10:35 p.m. is up 91%.
"Producing quality journalism that affects our viewer's daily lives is at the core of our philosophy", said Vice President and General Manager Tim Ingram. "To see our team work so hard to accomplish that goal, makes me very proud. Once again, we are honored that they continue to choose FOX 8 first."
According to the Nielsen company, when averaging FOX 8 News at 9 p.m. and FOX 8 News at 10 p.m. 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 638,020 TV households in the New Orleans market, the 50th largest in the United States. All of the ratings are Program Averages. According to ComScore, the other service providing daily measurement of local viewing, FOX 8 holds an even stronger leadership position, winning every newscast except Noon and 4:30-6a.
"We are very proud of the entire news team who dedicate themselves to serving our community," said News Director Mikel Schaefer. "We strive to inform our viewers across all of our news platforms daily. It's humbling to have more and more watching FOX 8 News."
Fox 8 News at 10 is anchored by Lee Zurik, Kim Holden, Chief Meteorologist David Bernard, and Sports Director Juan Kincaid.
FOX 8 Morning Edition is anchored by John Snell, Nancy Parker, Meteorologist Shelby Latino, Meg Gatto, Rob Krieger and Local First Traffic with Kristi Coleman.
The FOX 8 Sports team consists of Sports Director Juan Kincaid, Sports Anchor Sean Fazende, Sports Reporter Chris Hagan, Sports Managing Editor Garland Gillen, and Sports Producer John Bennett