WFSB Channel 3 #1 in May - WFSB 3 Connecticut

WFSB Channel 3 #1 in May

WFSB Channel 3 #1 in May



The May Nielsen rating period ended last week and the market leader, WFSB Channel 3 had a dominant performance. The CBS affiliate was #1 in every newscast and showed year to year growth in most time periods. Here is a summary:

  • Eyewitness News was #1 4:30 – 5AM Monday - Friday. WFSB was up 10% from last year and more than doubled the household ratings of its closest competitor.
  • Eyewitness News was #1 5-5:30AM Monday - Friday and up 9% from last year. They also produced more than double the household ratings of the competition.
  • Eyewitness News was #1 6-7AM Monday - Friday.
  • Eyewitness News was #1 at Noon and increased its share by 12%.
  • Eyewitness News dominated the early evening newscasts at 5PM, 5:30PM and 6PM Monday - Friday winning each half hour. WFSB beat the closest competitor by 57% at 5:30PM and held an almost 3 point rating lead over its closest competitor from 6 – 6:30PM
  • Eyewitness News finished the news day #1 at 11PM.

Other ratings highlights for WFSB Channel 3 in May include:

  • Better Connecticut showed strong year to year growth in ratings and share from May 2012 and was #1 at 3PM.
  • Channel 3 had 12 of the top 20 programs in primetime.
  • The Channel 3 Eyewitness News Facebook page grew to nearly 195,000 likes.

"We had great momentum in May and solid year to year growth in nearly every time period", said WFSB-TV Vice President /General Manager Klarn DePalma. " is the number one local TV news and weather website and our social media presence continues to increase. The May sweep was a very good month for the hard working staff at Channel 3."

WFSB TV is Connecticut's most watched television station and is owned and operated by Meredith Broadcasting. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. Meredith owns or operates 12 television stations that reach nearly 10 percent of television households across the country and one radio station: WGCL-TV (CBS), Atlanta; KPHO-TV (CBS), Phoenix; KPDX-TV (MyNetwork), Portland, OR; KPTV (FOX), Portland, OR; WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, CT; WSMV-TV (NBC) Nashville, TN; KCTV (CBS), Kansas City, MO; KSMO (MyNetwork), Kansas City, MO; WHNS-TV (FOX), Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC-Asheville, NC; WNEM-TV (CBS), Flint-Saginaw, MI; KVVU-TV (FOX), Las Vegas, NV; TN; WSHM, (CBS), Springfield, MA; and radio station WNEM-AM in Saginaw-Bay City, MI. 

Contact: Greg Thomas (860) 244-1566