WPTV had a very, very good May sweeps. So good they probably let out screams, threw their papers in the air and ate cake. They bragged about it on their site too and would you if you had the ratings they did?!
So, how good was May sweeps month for circle 5?
In the morning WPTV is up 18% at 5am, up 21% at 6am and they beat WPEC and WPBF put together.
At noon NewsChannel 5 is up 4% compared to May 2008 and finished first.
The station dominates in the evening newscasts doubling WPBF’s ratings and growing 5% year to year. At 6pm WPTV finished with a whopping 10.47 ratings points while WPBF had a 4.34 and WPEC 3.98.
In the late evening news horserace WPTV’s audience was up 17% Monday to Friday and grew 22% Monday trough Sunday year to year.
To top it all off they are the most watched TV station in all of Florida again. Their sign-on to sign-off rating was 4.9, WBBH in Fort Myers had a 3.8.
/hat tip LL in WPBF ratings post who sent us the link/