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Cubs Win Packer-Sized Rating, Fox Point Man’s Cubs’ Film

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The Chicago Cubs dramatic extra innings World Series victory over the Cleveland Indians earned a remarkable 32.5 household rating. That means about 291,000 television households in the Milwaukee area watched the game on Fox affiliate WITI-TV. (Though Joe Buck haters might have had the sound down.)

That’s twice the rating of first game.

Also: I previously wrote about a Milwaukee native John Scheinfeld’s 2010 film about the Cubs called “We Believe.” He previously directed “The US v. John Lennon” and his latest film “Chasing Trane,” about John Coltrane, is touring the festival market.

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Milwaukee Media Notes: May Sweeps Results

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Some tech issues kept me from posting the local May sweeps ratings earlier today.

However they will not get in the way this afternoon, he said as the cursor flew across the screen.

Perhaps like Hillary I was hacked.

(Update: Genius Bar guy says my battery is “consumed” and I need a new track pad!)

So let’s keep this short and sweet.

– WITI-TV (Channel 6) won at 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and WISN-TV (Channel 12) had the number one newscast at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. WITI viewers get up early and stay up late, I guess. And WISN viewers are perhaps lunch bucket types who like a little news with their evening meal. And never the twain shall meet.

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February Sweeps Ratings: Who Won, Who Lost

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So many numbers, so little time.

Here’s a brief breakdown of the February sweeps ratings results.

The survey was conducted Feb. 4 through March 2, and big events during this period included the Super Bowl on CBS and the Oscars on ABC, with the Grammy Awards on CBS somewhere in the middle.

Its only worth mentioning because such events can inflate or otherwise impact a station’s late news ratings.

And a little thing called the presidential debates generated considerable attention.

The local news ratings cited here reflect broadcasts Monday through Friday. In parenthesis are increase or decrease compared to the November 2015 and what that figure represents in net loss or gain of viewers. A local rating point is the equivalent of 8,822 television households.

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WITI Meteorologist Vince Condella Retires

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Veteran WITI-TV (Channel 6) meteorologist Vince Condella will retire on May 25, the station announced late Wednesday. Condella, a multiple Emmy Award winner, has been with the station for 34 years.

In a release, station president and general manager Chuck Steinmetz called him “one of, if not the best and most trusted television meteorologist in the country.”

Condella has been interested in meteorology since the third grade and the station “allowed me fulfill a lifelong passion,” he said in the statement.

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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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WISN-TV Poised To Sweep November Sweeps

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(Updated Monday: 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 ratings 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 dropped a half point since last year, and was in last place in February but is up .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: Paris, Politics, Packers

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The Packer loss merits barely an asterisk in a consequential and tragic weekend during which Various  landmarks around the city bathed themselves in the red, white and blue colors of the French flag.

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-The East Town Association will be erecting the scale model of the Eiffel Tower that is usually reserved for the city’s Bastille Day celebration in solidarity with the people of Paris. The tower is being put up near City Hall, and a vigil will be held there at 5:15 p.m. Monday.

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Football’s back! Pack attack local ratings

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The Green Bay Packers are back to their winning ways on and off the field.

On the field their first game against the hated but not feared Chicago Bears resulted in a 31-23 victory.

Off the field the Fox broadcast of the game earned a 46.7 rating on WITI-TV (Channel 6).

That rating is up from last year’s Thursday night opening game against the Seattle Seahawks, which earned a 44.03 rating.

A local rating point is the equivalent of a 8,932 television households, which means the game was watched by a whopping 417, 124 television homes.

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Milwaukee Media Notes: Christian, Lion & the Spanish Inquisition.

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What an interesting week it’s been. For me at least.

My first full week behind the Milwaukee Magazine paywall experiment was dominated by coverage of the WKLH-FM story. Both sides were heard.

The next angles will be former morning show co-host Carole Caine getting a new job and the station hiring a new co-host for Dave Luczak, per Saga CEO Ed Christian.

Saga owns Milwaukee Radio Group which owns WKLH.

I was told a couple weeks ago when outcry over Caine’s departure was at its height, that Christian might call and prepared a list of questions that were nowhere to be found when he finally did this week before I had my morning coffee. Nicely played.

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