HARTFORD February 29, 2008 –Fox 61 WTIC-TV is the uncontested late news leader in Connecticut. More viewers tuned to Fox 61 News at Ten than any other 10 or 11 pm newscast in February. In 2006 and 2007 the Fox 61 News at Ten consistently dominated late news in key viewing demographics. This February the Emmy award-winning newscast was number one in households significantly beating number two WFSB by 14%.
Bob Rockstroh, Fox 61 News Director said, “What sets us apart is the quality of our newscasts. From our Super Bowl coverage to our no-nonsense weather forecasts to our Special Assignments, I think viewers recognize they get stories on Fox 61 they can’t get anywhere else.”
“I am very proud of our experienced and talented news team. We cover the stories that affect Connecticut and viewers have obviously responded in a big way,” said Richard Graziano, Vice President and General Manager of Fox 61.
Fox 61 News at Ten was watched by 6.7% of households compared to WFSB at 5.9%, WVIT at 5.6%, WTNH at 4.7%, and WCTX at 2.5%. On top of being the number one late news Fox 61 showed big gains in audience for Two and a Half Men at 7 pm up 120% from last year and Raymond at 7:30 pm up 36%. Fox 61 also dominated primetime finishing well ahead of its competitors.
In addition to being a continual market leader, in 2007 Fox 61 News at Ten was honored with five Emmy Awards, more than all the other Connecticut news organizations combined and was also the recipient of two prestigious awards from the Associated Press. The same team that has made Fox 61 News at Ten number one will produce the Fox 61 Morning Show launching this Monday, March 3rd 6-8am.