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KTVU, KPIX crowing after Winter Olympics

The February 2010 sweeps were supposed to be won by NBC, which paid $820 million for the broadcast rights (but managed to lose $250 million on the deal). Instead, KTVU and KPIX came out of the sweeps period smiling. Each station issued a press release touting how well they did in February. Here’s KPIX’s statement:

In a 14-page press release, KTVU reported that it continued to hold on to the first-place position in the late news race despite NBC11’s Olympic surge. Here is one of the pages KTVU put out regarding its February ratings:

Here’s how KTVU said the stations’ newscasts fared overall in Feburary among adults 25-54:

Channel 2 reports it had double the audience of its competitors in the morning. Of course channels 5, 7 and 11 are handicapped by the fact that they must carry their network’s morning show from 7 to 9, which is three hours old and produced in New York.

KTUV is also crowing about its Internet/Mobile ratings in February. It reports its Web site had 5.4 million page views in February, and that its top story of the month (the East Palo Alto plane crash) had 84,000 page views. KTVU.com’s Chinese New Year slide show drew 43,000 page views. The five-day forecast attraced 463,000 page views during the month.

The Press Club is well aware that stations dice and slice the ratings to make themselves look good. So if other stations have announcements about how they did in February, please forward them to us.

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