November TV ratings: KXAN’s still the station to beat

KXAN’s morning team features Amanda Dugan, Sally Hernandez, John Dabkovich and David Yeomans.

KXAN continues to be Austin’s top choice for local TV news, according to the latest Nielsen ratings.

In the November “sweeps” period, the city’s NBC affiliate was home to the No. 1-rated 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. English-language newscasts.

ABC affiliate KVUE placed first at 4:30 a.m. and middays.

Mornings, in particular, were especially competitive, with less than one rating point separating the top three contenders.

“We continue to stand by our commitment to producing in-depth stories in all newscasts and investigating the issues that affect our local community,” KXAN vice president and general manager Eric Lassberg said. “We work as hard as we can to follow up on the tips we receive from the people of Central Texas; please keep them coming because it’s working to get results. The entire KXAN staff is honored to continue being the top choice for local news in Central Texas.”

Looking at national news broadcasts, ABC’s “Good Morning America” is the most-watched network morning show in Austin, while “NBC Nightly News” is the nighttime network newscast of choice here.

In prime time, Fox was the network to beat in Central Texas, followed by NBC, CBS, ABC, The CW and then MyNetworkTV.

CBS’ Stephen Colbert wins the late-night TV race among local viewers, followed by NBC’s Jimmy Fallon and then ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel.


November Nielsen ratings

Each ratings point equals 7,915 Central Texas households. The first number is ratings points, the second is share (the percentage of in-use TV sets tuned to a particular channel) and the third is total households.

4:30 a.m.

  • KVUE: .8 / 8 / 6,332
  • KXAN: .6 / 5.5 / 4,749
  • KTBC: .6 / 5.3 / 4,749
  • KEYE: .3 / 2.7 / 2,375

5 a.m.

  • KXAN: 1.1 / 9.2 / 8,707
  • KTBC: 1.1 / 8.9 / 8,707
  • KVUE: 1 / 8.7 / 7,915
  • KEYE: .4 / 3.1 / 3,166

6 a.m.

  • KXAN: 2.3 / 12.9 / 18,205
  • KVUE: 2.2 / 12.5 / 17,413
  • KTBC: 1.7 / 9.4 / 13,456
  • KEYE: .8 / 4.4 / 6,332

7 a.m.

  • KTBC: 2.3 / 9.8 / 18,205
  • KNVA: .3 / 1.4 / 2,375

8 a.m.

  • KTBC: 2.5 / 10.1 / 19,788

9 a.m.

  • KTBC: 2.2 / 9.1 / 17,413
  • KEYE: .6 / 2.6 / 4,749 (‘We Are Austin’)

11 a.m.

  • KVUE: 1.9 / 7.2 / 15,039
  • KXAN: .8 / 3.2 / 6,332 (‘Studio 512’)

Noon

  • KXAN: 1.8 / 6.5 / 14,247
  • KTBC: 1.6 / 6 / 12,664

5 p.m.

  • KXAN: 4.9 / 12.4 / 38,784
  • KVUE: 4.2 / 10.6 / 33,243
  • KTBC: 2.7 / 6.6 / 21,371
  • KEYE: 1.1 / 2.9 / 8,707

6 p.m.

  • KXAN: 6.1 / 13.2 / 48,282
  • KVUE: 5.6 / 12.1 / 44,324
  • KEYE: 1.6 / 3.6 / 12,664

6:30 p.m.

  • KEYE: 1.9 / 3.8 / 15,039

9 p.m.

  • KTBC: 3.2 / 6.3 / 25,328
  • KNVA: .5 / 1 / 3,958

9:45 p.m.

  • KNVA: .3 / .6 / 2,375 (‘KXAN Sports: More Than the Score’)

10 p.m.

  • KXAN: 4.2 / 8.4 / 33,243
  • KVUE: 4 / 8 / 31,660
  • KEYE: 2.8 / 5.5 / 22,162
  • KTBC: 1.9 / 4 / 15,039

 

May TV ratings: KXAN, KVUE split the wins

The ‘Daybreak’ team: Erika Lopez, left, Yvonne Nava, Bryan Mays and Anavid Reyes (KVUE photo)

In the race to keep you informed before you head to work or school each morning, two Austin TV stations are duking it out for first place.

ABC affiliate KVUE and NBC affiliate KXAN have been relatively close in the pre-dawn hours for the past several years, with KXAN winning most head-to-head competitions. May was different, though, with KVUE taking the top spot at 4:30 a.m., 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., according to Nielsen.

“This win was all about teamwork,” KVUE president and general manager Kristie Gonzales said. “From the producers and staff behind the scenes, to the team you wake up to every morning, each person put their heart and soul into making ‘Daybreak’ the best morning newscast in Austin.”

KVUE also was home to the top-rated midday newscast.

Evenings, KXAN continues to be the station to beat, dominating at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. “KXAN News at 6,” for instance, draws more viewers than the second- and third-place stations combined.

In primetime, NBC was No. 1, followed by CBS, ABC, Fox, The CW and then MyNetworkTV.

May Nielsen ratings

Each ratings point equals 7,712 Central Texas households. The first number is ratings points, the second is share (the percentage of in-use TV sets tuned to a particular channel) and the third is total households.

4:30 a.m.

  • KVUE: .8 / 10 / 6,170
  • KTBC: .3 / 4.3 / 2,314
  • KXAN: .3 / 3.6 / 2,314
  • KEYE: .2 / 2.5 / 1,542

5 a.m.

  • KVUE: 1.2 / 12.5 / 9,254
  • KXAN: .9 / 9.6 / 6,941
  • KTBC: .7 / 7.6 / 5,398
  • KEYE: .6 / 6.1 / 4,627

6 a.m.

  • KVUE: 2.3 / 15.2 / 17,738
  • KXAN: 2.1 / 14 / 16,195
  • KTBC: 1.6 / 10.8 / 12,339
  • KEYE: .8 / 5.3 / 6,170

7 a.m.

  • KTBC: 2.1 / 10.9 / 16,195
  • KNVA: .3 / 1.5 / 2,314

8 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.9 / 8.6 / 14,653

9 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.6 / 7.3 / 12,339
  • KEYE: .8 / 3.6 / 6,170 (‘We Are Austin’)

11 a.m.

  • KVUE: 2.2 / 9.5 / 16,966
  • KXAN: .8 / 3.4 / 6,170 (‘Studio 512’)

Noon

  • KXAN: 1.5 / 6 / 11,568
  • KTBC: 1 / 4.2 / 7,712

5 p.m.

  • KXAN: 4.9 / 13.6 / 37,789
  • KVUE: 3.9 / 10.9 / 30,077
  • KTBC: 2.5 / 6.8 / 19,280
  • KEYE: 1.3 / 3.7 / 10,026

6 p.m.

  • KXAN: 6.2 / 15.2 / 47,814
  • KVUE: 4.4 / 10.8 / 33,933
  • KEYE: 1.6 / 3.8 / 12,339

6:30 p.m.

  • KEYE: 1.7 / 4.1 / 13,110

9 p.m.

  • KTBC: 2.6 / 4.9 / 20,051
  • KNVA: .9 / 1.8 / 6,941

9:45 p.m.

  • KNVA: .8 / 1.4 / 6,170 (‘KXAN Sports: More Than the Score’)

10 p.m.

  • KXAN: 5.3 / 10.8 / 40,874
  • KVUE: 3.5 / 7.1 / 26,992
  • KEYE: 2.5 / 5.1 / 19,280
  • KTBC: 1.9 / 3.9 / 14,653

 

WATCH: CBS Austin’s Allison Miller surprises hubby with baby news

Allison Miller (CBS Austin photo)

In need of a smile?

Well, here you go, courtesy of CBS Austin morning anchor Allison Miller.

At a recent Round Rock Express game, Miller had the honor of the throwing out the first pitch. That’s where this sweet tale starts, not stops.

After the – shall we say, creative – pitch, Miller had her 2-year-old daughter, Audrey, hand the ball off to her husband, Thomas.

This is where things really start to get good. Miller prompts her hubby to read the ball. On it he spots, “Little Slugger, coming December 2017.”

“What?” Thomas asks. “Are you serious?”

Yep, she’s serious. Baby No. 2 is on the way.

“Thomas and I are super excited for Audrey to be a big sister,” Miller said. “We’re planning on finding out if it’s a boy or girl when he/she arrives in late November or early December.”

Big congrats to the entire family!

Catch Miller, co-anchor Chris Saldaña, traffic anchor Chrisdyann Uribe and meteorologist Nicole Hartford weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. on CBS Austin, followed by “CBS This Morning.”

 

New CBS Austin morning meteorologist starts Thursday

Nicole Hartford (KVII photo)

New CBS Austin morning meteorologist Nicole Hartford starts Thursday.

Hartford arrives from Amarillo’s ABC affiliate, KVII, where she’s spent the past two years.

Both KVII and CBS Austin are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

A University of Miami graduate, Hartford has also worked in Grand Junction, Colo.

At CBS Austin, she replaces Jordan Steele, who left in February to handle weeknight weather duties at KING in Seattle.

“CBS Austin This Morning” airs from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays.

https://twitter.com/ChrisSaldana/status/857206070963564545

CBS Austin names new ‘We Are Austin’ co-host

‘We Are Austin’ hosts Trevor Scott and Taylor Ellison

 

CBS Austin has selected a new co-host for “We Are Austin,” its weekday lifestyle show.

Trevor Scott is set to slide into the chair recently vacated by Jordan Steele. His first day on air will be April 17.

“Trevor has called Austin home for four years now, but spent three years before that splitting his time between Oklahoma City and Austin, so he is no stranger to Central Texas,” CBS Austin vice president and general manager Amy Villarreal said. “His love for food, the Austin volunteer community and the creative side of life will complement the commitment to Austin and the surrounding areas that ‘We Are Austin’ focuses on.”

Scott has 18 years in the TV business, most recently working as a promotions producer at CBS Austin.

“I love this city and I’m so excited to explore and share the local businesses, stories and products that make Central Texas so great,” Scott said.

“We Are Austin” airs weekdays at 9 a.m., following “CBS This Morning.”

February TV ratings: KXAN wins mornings and evenings

KXAN’s newscasts were No. 1 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

KXAN continues to be Austin’s No. 1 choice for TV news, winning virtually every head-to-head competition in February, according to the latest Nielsen ratings.

The city’s NBC affiliate took the top spot at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

At 4:30 a.m., KXAN and KVUE tied, while KVUE is home to Austin’s top-rated midday newscast.

KXAN’s margin of victory, in most cases, was well into the double digits, averaging 54 percent. Its 6 p.m. newscast had 80 percent more viewers than the No. 2 station and was watched by more people than the No. 2 and No. 3 stations combined.

Those numbers make KXAN one of the highest-rated NBC affiliates in the country, the station said.

“Each story KXAN investigated in February uncovered valuable information viewers couldn’t get anywhere else,” KXAN news director Chad Cross said. “This critical reporting affects your investments, safety and well-being. Viewers trust KXAN as their source for local news because we focus on what affects their lives.”

In primetime, NBC was the English-language network to beat in February, followed by CBS, ABC, Fox, The CW and then MyNetworkTV.

February Nielsen ratings

Each ratings point equals 7,712 Central Texas households. The first number is ratings points, the second is share (the percentage of in-use TV sets tuned to a particular channel) and the third is total households.

4:30 a.m.

  • KXAN: .5 / 6 / 3,856
  • KVUE: .5 / 6 / 3,856
  • KTBC: .3 / 3.3 / 2,314
  • KEYE: .1 / 1.3 / 771

5 a.m.

  • KXAN: 1.4 / 12.5 / 10,797
  • KVUE: 1 / 8.9 / 7,712
  • KEYE: .7 / 6.1 / 5,398
  • KTBC: .6 / 5.2 / 4,627

6 a.m.

  • KXAN: 2.7 / 16.2 / 20,822
  • KVUE: 1.8 / 10.7 / 13,882
  • KTBC: 1.7 / 10.1 / 13,110
  • KEYE: .8 / 5.1 / 6,170

7 a.m.

  • KTBC: 2.3 / 11.2 / 17,738
  • KNVA: .3 / 1.4 / 2,314

8 a.m.

  • KTBC: 2.1 / 9.2 / 16,195

9 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.9 / 8.1 / 14,653
  • KEYE: .9 / 3.9 / 6,941 (‘We Are Austin’)

11 a.m.

  • KVUE: 2.6 / 10.1 / 20,051

Noon

  • KXAN: 2.1 / 7.9 / 16,195
  • KTBC: 1.2 /4.6 / 9,254

12:30 p.m.

  • KXAN: 1.4 / 5.4 / 10,797 (‘Studio 512’)

5 p.m.

  • KXAN: 5.6 / 14.7 / 43,187
  • KVUE: 3.7 / 9.7 / 28,534
  • KTBC: 2.5 / 6.2 / 19,280
  • KEYE: 1.6 / 4.1 / 12,339

6 p.m.

  • KXAN: 7.2 / 16.5 / 55,526
  • KVUE: 4 / 9.1 / 30,848
  • KEYE: 1.7 / 3.8 / 13,110

6:30 p.m.

  • KEYE: 1.6 / 3.3 / 12,339

9 p.m.

  • KTBC: 3 / 5.3 / 23,136
  • KNVA: .8 / 1.4 / 6,170

9:45 p.m.

  • KNVA: .6 / 1.1 / 4,627 (‘KXAN Sports: More Than the Score’)

10 p.m.

  • KXAN: 6 / 11.8 / 46,272
  • KVUE: 4 / 7.9 / 30,848
  • KEYE: 3.1 / 6 / 23,907
  • KTBC: 2.4 / 4.7 / 18,509

Daughter of CBS Austin anchor Adela Uchida has role in ‘Nutcracker’

CBS Austin news anchor Adela Uchida and her daughter Siobhan
CBS Austin news anchor Adela Uchida and her daughter Siobhan

For decades, Ballet Austin’s “Nutcracker’ has served as a valuable training ground for up-and-coming dancers.

This year’s no exception, with about 140 Ballet Austin Academy students set to take part.

One of those dancers is the daughter of CBS Austin news anchor Adela Uchida.

Siobhan, 9, said she’s long wanted to be in “The Nutcracker.”

“I wanted to do this because I like to perform,” the fourth-grader said. “And when I heard in second grade that I could be in ‘The Nutcracker,’ but I had to work hard, my mom told me I could probably do it.”

“I’m very proud of her,” Uchida said. “I had this idea that allowing her to audition would teach her some lessons about hard work paying off, so I was worried about what I was going to say if she didn’t make it. Her reaction when she found out was priceless, though. It was the first time I have seen my child cry in happiness.”

While Uchida said she danced for a time when she was younger, she later switched to running, swimming and soccer. Siobhan, though, looks like she’s sticking with dancing for now.

“I started taking her to see ‘The Nutcracker’ when she was 4,” Uchida said. “We lived in Houston at the time, so it was the Houston Ballet production. We continued the tradition here in Austin – last year we saw the Ballet Austin production at the Long Center and it was so much fun.

“She liked watching the ballerinas in ‘The Nutcracker’ and pre-ballet was offered at her school in the Houston area, so it was a natural thing that she wanted to do. She really started focusing on it this year though, when she realized she could be a part of this production.”

Siobhan, who will dance the role of an angel, said she finds the costumes, in particular, appealing. But that’s not all.

“I love watching people en pointe or trying to get higher (on her feet) and closer to pointe, even though I can’t do pointe yet,” she said. “I want to become famous one day.”

“The Nutcracker” runs through Dec. 23 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets, visit balletaustin.org.

September TV ratings: KXAN wins most news time slots

KXAN's morning team features David Yeomans, Sally Hernandez, John Dabkovich and Amanda Dugan.
KXAN’s morning team features David Yeomans, Sally Hernandez, John Dabkovich and Amanda Dugan.

KXAN’s winning streak continued in September, finishing first in most head-to-head news competitions.

The city’s NBC affiliate was No. 1 at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. last month.

ABC affiliate KVUE was the top-ranked station at 4:30 a.m. and middays.

NBC’s “Today” was the first-place network morning show and “NBC Nightly News” is the nighttime network newscast to beat.

In primetime, NBC is the frontrunner, followed by CBS, then ABC, Fox, The CW and MyNetworkTV.

September Nielsen ratings

Each ratings point equals 7,456 Central Texas households. The first number is ratings points, the second is share (the percentage of in-use TV sets tuned to a particular channel) and the third is total households.

4:30 a.m.

  • KVUE: .6 / 5.3 / 4,474
  • KXAN: .5 / 4.6 / 3,728
  • KTBC: .4 / 4 / 2,982
  • KEYE: .2 / 1.7 / 1,491

5 a.m.

  • KXAN: 1.2 / 9.7 / 8,947
  • KVUE: 1.1 / 8.9 / 8,202
  • KTBC: .7 / 5.3 / 5,219
  • KEYE: .5 / 3.8 / 3,728

6 a.m.

  • KXAN: 2.9 / 15.5 / 21,622
  • KVUE: 1.7 / 9 / 12,675
  • KTBC: 1.4 / 7.2 / 10,438
  • KEYE: .9 / 5 / 6,710

7 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.7 / 7.2 / 12,675
  • KNVA: .5 / 2 / 3,728

8 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.6 / 6.6 / 11,930

9 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.5 / 6 / 11,184
  • KEYE: .7 / 2.9 / 5,219 (‘We Are Austin’)

11 a.m.

  • KVUE: 2.1 / 7.8 / 15,658

Noon

  • KXAN: 1.7 / 7.5 / 12,675
  • KTBC: 1.1 / 3.8 / 8,202

12:30 p.m.

  • KXAN: 1 / 4.4 / 7,456 (‘Studio 512’)

5 p.m.

  • KXAN: 5.6 / 14 / 41,754
  • KVUE: 4.3 / 10.8 / 32,061
  • KTBC: 2.2 / 5.5 / 16,403
  • KEYE: 1.3 / 3.3 / 9,693

6 p.m.

  • KXAN: 6.8 / 15.3 / 50,701
  • KVUE: 4 / 9 / 29,824
  • KEYE: 1.8 / 4 / 13,421

9 p.m.

  • KTBC: 2.5 / 4.4 / 18,640
  • KNVA: 1 / 1.8 / 7,456

9:45 p.m.

  • KNVA: .7 / 1.3 / 5,219 (‘KXAN Sports: More Than the Score’)

10 p.m.

  • KXAN: 6.5 / 13.2 / 48,464
  • KVUE: 3.5 / 6.9 / 26,096
  • KEYE: 2.5 / 5.2 / 18,640
  • KTBC: 2.2 / 4.4 / 16,403

July TV ratings: KXAN remains No. 1 in most time slots

KXAN's morning team features David Yeomans, Sally Hernandez, John Dabkovich and Amanda Dugan.
KXAN’s morning team features David Yeomans, Sally Hernandez, John Dabkovich and Amanda Dugan.

Another month, another ratings win for KXAN.

Austin’s NBC affiliate continues to have the most-watched newscasts in most time slots, according to July figures from Nielsen.

KXAN is ranked No. 1 at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The station’s 6 p.m. broadcast remains the city’s top-rated newscast, regardless of time period, drawing more viewers than its competitors combined.

ABC affiliate KVUE took the top spot at 4:30 a.m. and middays.

In primetime, NBC was the network to beat, followed by ABC, CBS, Fox, The CW and MyNetworkTV.

July Nielsen ratings

Each ratings point equals 7,456 Central Texas households. The first number is ratings points, the second is share (the percentage of in-use TV sets tuned to a particular channel) and the third is total households.

4:30 a.m.

  • KVUE: .5 / 5.3 / 3,728
  • KXAN: .5 / 5.1 / 3,728
  • KTBC: .3 / 2.8 / 2,237
  • KEYE: .2 / 2.1 / 1,491

5 a.m.

  • KXAN: 1 / 9.2 / 7,456
  • KVUE: .8 / 7.5 / 5,965
  • KTBC: .6 / 5.2 / 4,474
  • KEYE: .4 / 4 / 2,982

6 a.m.

  • KXAN: 2.6 / 16 / 19,386
  • KTBC: 1.5 / 9.1 / 11,184
  • KVUE: 1.4 / 8.8 / 10,438
  • KEYE: .6 / 3.8 / 4,474

7 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.8 / 8.1 / 13,421
  • KNVA: .4 / 1.5 / 2,982

8 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.7 / 6.8 / 12,675

9 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.5 / 5.9 / 11,184
  • KEYE: 1 / 3.7 / 7,456 (‘We Are Austin’)

11 a.m.

  • KVUE: 2.7 / 9.4 / 20,131

Noon

  • KXAN: 2.1 / 6.8 / 15,658
  • KTBC: 1.2 / 3.8 / 8,947

12:30 p.m.

  • KXAN: 1.2 / 4.2 / 8,947 (‘Studio 512’)

5 p.m.

  • KXAN: 5.4 / 13.6 / 40,262
  • KVUE: 3.7 / 9.2 / 27,587
  • KTBC: 2.6 / 6.2 / 19,386
  • KEYE: 1.6 / 4 / 11,930

6 p.m.

  • KXAN: 6.5 / 14.3 / 48,464
  • KVUE: 3.9 / 8.6 / 29,078
  • KEYE: 2.1 / 4.7 / 15,658

9 p.m.

  • KTBC: 1.8 / 3.3 / 13,421
  • KNVA: .9 / 1.6 / 6,710

9:45 p.m.

  • KNVA: .4 / .7 / 2,982 (‘ATX Uncensored(ish)’)

10 p.m.

  • KXAN: 5.3 / 10.6 / 39,517
  • KVUE: 3.8 / 7.7 / 28,333
  • KEYE: 2.5 / 5.3 / 18,640
  • KTBC: 2.1 / 4.1 / 15,658

May ratings: Which TV stations do adults ages 25-54 watch most?

Same stations, different order.

A few weeks ago, we showed you results of the May “sweeps” period. Those numbers were for total households, but now demographic data has been released – and in the advertiser-friendly adults ages 25-54 demo, you’ll notice some slight shifts when comparing the two lists.

KXAN continues to lead, though, in most time slots, typically followed by either KVUE or KTBC.

Take a look …

5 a.m.

  • KXAN: .4 rating / 3,600 viewers in demo
  • KTBC: .4 / 3,000
  • KVUE: .2 / 2,100
  • KEYE: .1 / 1,100

6 a.m.

  • KXAN: 1.5 / 12,100
  • KTBC: 1.3 / 11,200
  • KVUE: .9 / 7,400
  • KEYE: .3 / 2,200

7 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.4 / 11,400
  • KNVA: .1 / 800

8 a.m.

  • KTBC: .9 / 7,900

Midday

  • KVUE: .6 / 4,800 (11 a.m.)
  • KXAN: .5 / 4,000 (Noon)
  • KTBC: .5 / 3,900 (Noon)

5 p.m.

  • KVUE: 1.4 / 11,400
  • KXAN: 1.3 / 11,000
  • KTBC: 1.1 / 9,000
  • KEYE: .5 / 3,900

6 p.m.

  • KXAN: 1.9 / 16,000
  • KVUE: 1.6 / 13,500
  • KEYE: .5 / 4,100

9 p.m.

  • KTBC: 1.3 / 11,000
  • KNVA: .7 / 5,300

10 p.m.

  • KXAN: 2.3 / 19,100
  • KVUE: 1.9 / 15,800
  • KTBC: 1.3 / 10,900
  • KEYE: .8 / 6,600