What They Covered
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Today we take a look at the 52nd largest market in the US.
Pro sports and their effects on the city were top of mind for stations yesterday. NBC affiliate WGRZ devoted team coverage to questions about the future of the hometown NFL team Buffalo Bills.
Though each station touched on the same stories in their teases, the way each one stacked it show was very different. One interesting note: The WUTV 10:00 p.m. show, produced by WGRZ, was the most crime-centric, concentrating mainly on shootings and resident’s safety concerns.
We revisit the St. Louis, MO, market in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, after the shooting death of Mike Brown.
All the stations seemed to center their shows around the visit of Al Sharpton, his call for peace and the Town Hall meeting that took place last night.
The interesting thing in the first five minutes of coverage, was that both NBC affiliate KSDK and FOX affiliate KTVI spent time on the release of the name of the officer who shot Brown, while CBS affiliate KMOV addressed the racial disparity in the Ferguson police department.
The stations in Chattanooga, TN, showed off some longer form storytelling on their evening newscasts last night.
There was little duplication in what the stations covered.
The interesting story of the night goes to the election to oust three Tennessee Supreme Court Justices. Both CBS affiliate WDEF and ABC affiliate WTVC covered the story. But it was the Sinclair owned WTVC that looked deeper into the election, even calling out a conservative PAC’s ad as misleading.
El Paso, TX, is nestled where Texas, New Mexico and Mexico meet.
Of the four network affiliated stations, NBC affiliate KTSM and CBS affiliate KDBC had the most similar newscasts. That’s because while KDBC may be owned by Sinclair, it’s operated by Communications Corporation, the owner of NBC affiliate KTSM.
And, if you’re looking for a different perspective on what’s going on at the border than what you’re seeing on the networks, watch an El Paso newscast to see how they cover it.
The story choice was diverse with only a car crash at rush hour and a meth bust by a rookie sheriff’s deputy being the only stories that were repeated in any newscast.
The only question we have for Oklahoma City is, “How many Ogles are there anyway?”
This week we look at the Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, WV, market.
The stations had a few overlapping stories, with CBS affiliate WVNS showing the most range with their EZ Pass scam package. Unfortunately we couldn’t bring you the FOX affiliate since it airs on a digital subchannel unavailable on TVeyes.
Today we look at the number two market in the US where the top stories seemed to be the Donald Sterling trial, immigration issues and the focus on the beating of a woman on a local freeway by a CHP officer.
KCBS was the only surprise with its first block focusing on recent beach dangers.
Omaha was in our sites this week. With the recent tornado activity we wanted to see how the big story of the day was handled.
Surprisingly, while the twin tornadoes were headline news, they didn’t dominate coverage.
Check out how what the stations talked about below:
Only two of the stations in the San Francisco-San Jose-Oakland market are in San Francisco. ABC owned KGO and CBS owned KPIX are actually about a block away from one another. FOX affiliate KTVU is across the bay in Oakland while NBC owned station KNTV is about an hour south in San Jose.
Despite their geographical differences, the stations pretty much covered the same range of stories with only a few variations.
Here’s what they covered in the first five minutes:
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