EYEWITNESS NEWS on WPRI 12 #1 at 11pm
For the first time in station history, Eyewitness News at 11 on WPRI 12 was the #1 rated late night newscast in the Providence/New Bedford DMA (for the week of October 19 -23, 2009). In addition to the news win, CBS prime time programming on WPRI 12 was also rated #1 in the prime time period. Over the past several years, Eyewitness News at 11 on WPRI 12 has had the largest growth of all the late, local newscasts.
“We’ve made a commitment to the viewers of Southern New England,” says Jay Howell, President/General Manager of WPRI 12, Fox Providence, and my RI TV. “As Rhode Island’s only locally owned TV station, I’m very proud of the Eyewitness News team and their historic achievement. Along with the dominant CBS prime time line up, this viewing trend continues to validate that more local viewers are watching Eyewitness News.”
According to News Director Joe Abouzeid, “we’re allocating more resources and dedicating more coverage to the stories that matter most to our viewers. No matter when news breaks, viewers can count on Eyewitness News to be there.”
October 28, 2009
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Source: Nielsen Media, October 19 – 23, 2009
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