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Football Free Final Debate Doubles Ratings

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Local ratings for the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were almost double those of the previous debate, due to the absence of competition from Green Bay Packers football.

Of course controversies surrounding both candidate could have also added to interest in the debate.

The cumulative rating for all four network affiliates was a 23 rating, or about 206,000 television homes.

WMVS-TV, FOX and MSNBC additionally earned a cumulative 10.8 rating, or the equivalent of 96,700 TV homes. That brings the total local audience for the debate to 302,700 TV homes.

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Packer Ratings Take A Big Dip But Dominate

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It’s not surprising that on the first day of the 2016 football season, the Green Bay Packers game against the Jacksonville Jaguars – and other games – were Sunday’s most watched programming.

It is surprising, however, that the overnight rating for the Packer game dipped almost nine points compared to the season opening game in 2015.

Sunday’s game earned a 38.3 rating for Fox affiliate WITI-TV (Channel 6). This means 337,882 TV homes were tuned in.

In 2015 the opening game against the Chicago Bears earned a 46.7 overnight rating, or 411,987 TV homes.

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Update: Local Oscar Ratings Revised Downward

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Despite controversy surrounding the Oscar nominations the final local ratings for the awards telecast on ABC appear to be a wash.

The final local rating for the show on WISN-TV (Channel 12) is expected to be 24.7.

That was slightly better than last year’s rating of  24.3, but 1.4 points lower than the originally reported preliminary overnight rating.

It is higher the national overnight rating of 23.1.

A local rating point is the equivalent of 8,822 television homes.

According to Deadline Hollywood the national figure represents an 8-year low, down 6% from last year’s telecast which was the third worst since 2005 when Chris Rock last hosted the show.

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Milwaukee Super Bowl Ratings Beat National Average

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Overnight ratings for Sunday’s telecast of Super Bowl on CBS earned a 50.6 average for WDJT-TV (Channel 58). That was higher than the national overnight rating of 49.

Local ratings grew throughout the course of the game peaking at 55.4 in the closing moments.

Overnight ratings are preliminary. In Sunday’s game the Denver Broncos upset the Carolina Panthers, 24 to 10. A local rating point is the equivalent of 8,822 television homes.

The national overnight rating was the second highest ever for a Super Bowl game, beating last year’s rating of 49.7 on NBC, according to MediaLife magazine.

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Milwaukee Media Notes: WTMJ Anchors, Radio Vet Un-Retires, Ratings

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So much for retirement.

After 40 years in Milwaukee Bill Hurwitz, who brought Martini Radio is mixing drinks in another market.

Just weeks after retiring as vice president and general manager of Milwaukee Radio Alliance stations WLUM, WLDB and WZTI, Hurwitz has joined KCXX in San Bernadino as GM.

According to Radio Insight the station switched formats Tuesday from alternative music to Rhythmic Hot AC.

It is also switching call letters as well to KHTI.

The station is owned by Former Green Bay Packer Willie Davis and Duane Davis’ All Pro Broadcasting.

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Updated November Sweeps Ratings Confirm WISN Win

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(Updated Monday: Preliminary numbers adjusted to reflect final ratings.)

WISN-TV (Channel 12) newscasts at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. won their time slots during the November Sweeps.

There is also a virtual tie at 6 a.m. between WISN and perennial morning leader WITI-TV. The two are separated by .01 of a point.

And WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) moved into second place at 10 p.m. with a 5.7.

WTMJ was down a half point since last year and was in last place in February climbed .3 since October.

WITI is a close third at 10 p.m. with a 5.4 5.5.

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Milwaukee Media Notes: Packer Ratings Dip With Each Loss

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A number of people have jumped off the Green Bay Packers bandwagon and onto the ledge if local television ratings for the team are any indication. Either that or they couldn’t bear to look.

In either case, the Packers loss to the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field, earned a 41.2 rating final rating of 42.2 on WITI-TV (Channel 6). If wins create excitement and generate viewers, a string of losses can find viewers with something else to do, even yard work, especially in unseasonably warm weather.

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Local Republican debate ratings, news coverage

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The Republican candidates were not the only ones on display during Tuesday night’s presidential campaign debate on Fox Business Channel.

Milwaukee was also being showcased.

“All the national networks have their operations here,” said WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) reporter anchor Charles Benson during the 5 p.m. newscast.

There were Paul Ryan sightings and interviews, and RNC chairman Reince Priebus “was all over the place,” said WITI-TV (Channel 6) political reporter Theo Keith, who earlier talked to Ben Carson earlier in the “spin room.”

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Packers Turn In Sterling (Ratings) Performance

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If its Tuesday, it must be the day after “Monday Night Football,” in which the Green Bay Packers dominated the Kansas City Chiefs, 38-28.

And once again Milwaukee viewers tuned in to watch en masse.

Complicating the local ratings TV picture was the fact that the game was shown on two channels – ESPN and WISN-TV (Channel 12), for a combined rating of nearly 50, a typical figure for Packer games.

ESPN is owned by Disney-ABC and WISN is an ABC affiliate.

The game earned a 35.6 for WISN, the equivalent of nearly 320,000 TV homes. The ratings were consistent throughout the game which also drove the station’s delayed late newscast to a 35 a 14.3 rating.

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Packers Beat Emmys, Times Twelve

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The Green Bay Packers not only vanquished the dreaded Seattle Seahawks Sunday night, they did so in front of a local television audience nearly twelve times larger than the Emmy Awards opposite the game.

The Packers earned a 52.7 rating for NBC affiliate WTMJ-TV (Channel 4), or the equivalent of 470,716 television homes. The Emmy Awards on Fox affiliate WITI-TV (Channel 6) earned a 4.7 rating or the equivalent of 41,980 television homes. A rating point is the equivalent of 8,932 TV homes.

The Emmy ratings peaked at 8.0 at 7 p.m. during host Andy Samberg’s opening skit (watch it below) and thirty minutes before the start of the game. The Packer game peaked about half time with a 57.2 rating.

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