Memphis, TN May 26, 2016 – WREG-TV News Channel 3, Tribune Broadcasting’s Memphis station, is number one in news ratings in May, marking the 5th year in a row of consecutive sweeps wins.
News Channel 3 came out on top in most head-to-head ratings races, including Morning, Noon, 4PM, 4:30PM, 10PM and in every weekend newscast.
“We are grateful to the people of the Mid-South for placing their trust in us. Our focus is on them–whether we are tracking severe weather or exploring solutions to crime. We fight each day to make Memphis a safer place to live,” said News Director Bruce Moore.
WREG President and General Manager Ron Walter added, “As members of this community, we live and breathe the triumphs and trials of our viewers. We feel their hurt and share their jubilation. As a team, News Channel 3 leads the way in telling their stories.”
Nielsen Media Research measures viewing monthly in the Memphis TV market. These results are for the 28 day period from April 29—May 25. One rating point equals approximately 6,600 households, or roughly 17,233 people.
Highlights from the complete live+same-day viewing household numbers by time period:
WREG has the highest rated single newscast of the week, Sunday at 10PM.
WREG has the highest rated weekday newscast, weeknights at 10PM.
WREG wins mornings through 7AM with its local news broadcast.
WREG wins midday news, head-to-head against WMC at Noon, and scores higher ratings than 11AM newscasts on WHBQ and WATN.
WREG wins at 4, 4:30, and 10PM. Only 0.2 points separate WMC and WREG at 5PM, and WMC wins at 6PM weekdays.
WREG airs the highest rated local sports show among all local media: Friday Sports Overtime with Glenn Carver.
WREG is number one on Saturday and Sunday as well, with dominant ratings in the morning and late news, and strong numbers in the early evening.
Here are the household ratings results:
First Place Second
Third Place Fourth Place No local news
WREG WMC WHBQ WATN WLMT Morning 4:30 AM 3.3 1.6 2.2 5:00 AM 4.1 2.6 3.0 0.9 5:30 AM 4.9 3.4 3.8 0.9 6-7AM 6.6 5.1 6.5 1.1 7-8AM 7.1 0.4 8-9AM 5.9 9:00 AM 4.4 5.2 0.9 11:00 AM 3.8 1.0 Noon 7.3 3.9 Evening 4:00 PM 5.6 4.1 4:30 PM 5.8 5.0 5:00 PM 6.9 7.1 5.0 2.1 6:00 PM 7.0 8.9 9:00 PM 6.7 1.7 10:00 PM 9.8 7.8 4.8 1.1
WREG WMC WHBQ WATN WLMT Morning Local News (average Rating) 5.2 3.5 2.2 Evening 5:00 PM 3.9 3.7* 1.6 0.4 6:00 PM 5.0 5.7* 9:00 PM 2.8 1.5 10:00 PM 7.0 4.6 1.7
WREG WMC WHBQ WANT WLMT Morning Local News (average Rating) 6.0 3.2 0.9 No Local Evening 5:00 PM 5.1 4.5 2.3 3.6 9:00 PM 4.9 1.7 10:00 PM 9.9 6.9 3.1 1.7
WREG-TV News Channel 3 is owned by Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO), home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of video, music and sports metadata, powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visitwww.tribunemedia.com.
Once again, you’ve made WREG-TV the most watched news station in the Mid-South wreg.com