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2/10/2003: The Ratings Battle:
The Vancouver Sun's TV
critic Alex Strachan reported on the local TV news ratings for the
fall season, as compiled by the Bureau of Broadcast Measurements.
The figures of viewers 18yrs+ are as follows:
* as "ckvu13"
The above figures were measured
between Sept. 2, 2002 and Jan. 26, 2003. Only the figures for the
6pm newscasts were listed in Strachan's column.
CHAN-TV claimed a 27 share in any
given minute during the 6 o'clock hour (one share represents 1% of
entire available audience with sets turned on), and saw its 6pm
numbers raise by about 4%. CIVT also saw its numbers higher from
the previous year, with an increase of about 5%; and while its
numbers in the 18yrs+ category is lower than that of CHEK's, it
actually has a higher rating among viewers 25-54yrs than CHEK.
Speaking of CHEK, its number dropped by about 10% in the 18yrs+
category, while its Island counterpart CIVI experienced an
increase of about 27%, although the actual distance separating the
2 is still quite substantial. CKVU, on the other hand, continues
its slump, even after the change to Citytv. It saw a decrease of
about 33% in the 18yrs+ category.
No figures for the other time
slots were available in the column; however, in an interview with TV
Week 2 weeks ago, CIVT late night anchor Mi-jung Lee mentioned
that CIVT ranked a close second behind News Hour Final on Global,
separated only by 1 rating point.
Thanks to Gordon Rudd
6pm figures courtesy of Alex Strachan/ The Vancouver Sun
M Hires News and Sales Directors
Channel M had announced the
appointment of Teresa Wat and Bruce Hamlin as the station's News
Director and Director of Sales respectively. Wat was most recently
the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of AM1320 CHMB,
while Hamlin was most recently the Senior Account Manager for the
Rogers Media's Greater Vancouver Radio Group.
More from Channel
Deadline For Channel M Launch Extended
Multivan Broadcast Corporation
filed for an extension of time limit to begin operation of Channel
M, the new multilingual station in Vancouver. The CRTC had
approved the application, and now the station must go on air no
later than August 31, 2003 unless MVBC requests another extension.
Meanwhile, the station is now advertising on its website
that it will go on air on June 27, 2003.
O'Toole Leaves CKVU
Sources have told TVYVR that
Citytv (CKVU) sports anchor Dan O'Toole had left the station for
TSN. His last show was last Friday. The station has already
altered the open animation to CityPulse at Six to exclude the shot
of O'Toole. Mike Bow handled sports duty on Monday's newscast.
TVYVR does not know who will be the official replacement for
O'Toole as of yet.
Personnel Changes At CHAN and
The Province's TV writer Dana Gee reports that CHAN's
noon news producer, Danielle Suter, will move to CKVU as a story
producer for CityPulse at Six. Meanwhile, Sophie Lui will
permanently take over the weekend morning and noon newscasts.
New VP/GM At CIVT
CTV has announced the appointment of Jim Rusnak as the new
vice-president and general manager of CIVT/32, effective January
1st, 2003. Rusnak was previously the president of Western
Operations of the Global Television Network. He replaces Robert
Hurst, who was appointed the president of CTV News.
Magazine/ via Northwest
Graphics on "CH News"
CH News has started using a new
set of on-screen graphics. The color scheme on the new graphics
consists mainly of gold and orange. The new set of graphics
includes open titles, full-screen graphics and lower-third name
graphics. It also appears a new news theme is being used. However,
the news set remains the same, and the station still does not use
either an on-screen bug or an over-the-shoulder graphic during the
of new look "CH News" have been posted on this site.
Adams To Move To CIVT
Sources have told TVYVR that
Kerri Adams, the weekend morning and noon anchor on CHAN-TV/
Global BC, has left the station for a reporter and fill-in anchor
position at CIVT-TV/ CTV. Global BC's replacement for Adams should
soon be announced; for the time being Steve Darling should fill in
on this weekend.
Kerri Adams came to Vancouver
last year from Edmonton, where she was the weekend anchor at CFRN-TV,
the CTV O&O there. TVYVR will continue to follow any new
developments on this story.
As a sidenote, Adams will join
another former Edmontonian at CIVT. Rob Brown, formerly of CITV/
Global Edmonton, has started at CIVT as a reporter.
Television News in
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