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FOX 8 takes top spot in morning news, continues late night domination

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When the May sweeps period came to an end on Wednesday, it marked the 6th straight month FOX 8 Morning Edition (3.8 Household rating, 4:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Monday - Friday) has been the number 1 morning news program in New Orleans. FOX 8 Morning Edition has consistently won the 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. time period and has garnered steady growth from 4:30 a.m. - 7 a.m. since February 2017.

FOX 8 Morning Edition is anchored by John Snell, Nancy Parker, Meteorologist Shelby Latino, Meg Gatto, Rob Krieger, Allen Henry and Local First Traffic with Kristi Coleman.

Continued Late Night Dominance

FOX 8 News at 9 and FOX 8 News at 10 have been the number 1 newscasts for the majority of the past two years. In fact, all WVUE-FOX 8 newscasts are up by at least 9% over May of 2017. In the May 2018 sweeps period, FOX 8 News at 9 (6.9 HH rating, Monday - Friday) and FOX 8 News at 10 (7.6 HH rating, Monday - Friday) had the most viewers of any newscast in the New Orleans DMA. The two late newscasts also had the most late news viewers Monday - Sunday.

According to the Nielsen company, when averaging the two news programs together, FOX 8’s late-night newscasts continue to be New Orleans’ most-watched.

Each ratings point represents 6,331 TV households in the New Orleans market, the 51st 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.

“Our viewers have come to expect quality journalism, accurate weather forecasting and distinctive sports coverage,” said Vice President and General Manager, Tim Ingram. “We know if we continue to give viewers what they want, they will choose FOX 8 first.”

Final Play Wins Too

FOX 8’s sports programming sits atop the ratings as well with the Juan Kincaid-hosted Final Play being the most-watched sports show in the New Orleans DMA.

“We are very proud of the dedicated staff here at FOX 8 and their commitment to the community,” said News Director Mikel Schaefer. “We’re humbled by the tremendous response from our viewers.”

FOX 8, 4:30a-9a


WDSU, 4:30a-9a


WWL, 4:30a-9a


WGNO, 5a-9a


FOX 8, 5p-6p


WWL, 5p-5:30p


WDSU, 5p-5:30p


WGNO, 5p-5:30p


FOX 8, Noon-1p


WWL, Noon-12:30p


WGNO, 11a-11:30a


FOX 8, Jeopardy


WDSU, 6-6:30p


WWL, 6-6:30p


WGNO, 6-6:30p


FOX 8, 4p-5p


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FOX 8, 5p-6p


WWL, 5p-5:30p


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FOX 8, 10-10:30p


FOX 8, 9p-10p


WWL, 10-10:30p


WDSU, 10;10:30p


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FOX 8 News is committed to providing in-depth investigative stories that affect change. Holding the powerful accountable and shining a light on public corruption is the staple of our news philosophy. As broadcasters, we at FOX 8 News have the great responsibility of keeping the viewing public safe and informed about the world around them. With this thought in mind, FOX 8 News continues to lead New Orleans, Louisiana and the nation in the field of investigative journalism. Not only through Lee Zurik Investigations, but Shelley Brown leads the FOX 8 Defenders Unit, looking into consumer complaints and finding resolutions; Kim Holden and Natasha Robin keep a close watch on crime and the impact it has on our community in a continuing series of Crime Tracker Investigations; and no one covers our ever-shrinking coastline and the effect it has on the people living in those areas and the city’s flood protection system like John Snell.

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