Friday, March 25, 2016

State of Bay Area TV News, 2016

 Maybe this is our punishment for allowing "hot" anchors into the 415. 


 

27 comments:

  1. Looks like college news.

    I'll bet the Millennials are tuning in for stuff like this every morning, and KGO's ratings are through the roof.

    And if Sheldon Cooper were sitting here right now, he'd say, "Sarcasm?"

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  2. Regarding RATINGS, how are they done these days?

    Back in the olden days advertisers (and broadcasters) depended on the Neilsen Ratings to see how they were doing. Selected folks kept a log near their TeeVee, and every night they noted their program selections. Mr Neilsen then collected those logs, did his math and told his subscribers how well they had performed.

    I can't believe that service still exists, at least not in the archaic fashion I recall. It (or some reasonable substitute) must today tell advertisers and broadcaster how they are doing - instantaneously.

    So, my question (as you have every right to ask): is there some more advanced way of determining how audiences like/dislike a newscast?

    Specifically, I abandoned KPIX when Snow White returned from maternal duties - but did anybody notice? Or did my tree fall in the forest, and nobody heard a sound?

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    1. Neilsen "viewers" now wear a meter that looks like a beeper. No more logs as what they watch, or listen to, is reported via cell phone signals.

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    2. Liz Cook is better than ever!

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  3. Mirror, mirror on the wall...who's the MOST ANNOYING morning female "news" anchor of all?

    Pathetic!

    Run, weatherman Steve, run for your dignity!

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  4. van and jerry..where are you?

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  5. Who is watching local morning news? I use my remote and fast forward to the next CBS this Morning story. After that I watch GMA, once again with the remote.

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  6. Eh, these ethnic chicks aren't hot compared to some of the Causcasian hotties we have in "the 415" as Rich puts it.

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    1. Oh look, another dumb ass racist. You're a waste of sperm.

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    2. Oh look, another dumb ass calling someone else a racist, and they refuse to recognize that different races have different characteristics, including appearances.

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  7. I'm watching Jessica Aquirre at 5pm, and they display her name at the bottom of my screen every time she is shown. I know her name, I have been watching her for years. What is the purpose!!! There has to be a reason!!! Does anyone have an answer,I sure would like to know.

    Jessica has that "wow factor" tonight!

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    1. Jessica is Okay, but my woman crush is Peggy Bunker.

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  8. Natasha, the picture says it all! She is the most "photogenic" woman I have ever seen sitting behind an anchor desk! Along with her million dollar looks, she also brought a million dollar wardrobe with her. She missed Hollywood by 400 miles!!

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  9. Seriously 6:10PM? Jessica Aquirre? You're kidding right? Plastic surgery has done her no favors. She's just hard to look at period. Natasha Zouves on the other hand is gorgeous, but there's nothing but dead-air between those lovely brown eyes.

    Ama Daetz is the complete package - supremely photogenic, perfect skin, shows restraint when it comes to banal anchor chit-chat and a very capable newsreader. I tune-in for her. When she goes, I'm done with KGO-7.

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  10. I guess I'm old but the AM kids look like AM kids to me. I liked Gasia until she settled in now I can't stand her.

    My A list is Pam Cook, Jess Aguirre, Peggy Bunker and Dianne Dwyer who wisely retired and I understand now teaches at the Hass School of Business at Cal.

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    1. They look like high school kids trying to be grownups - really pathetic that Circle 7 thinks this is what's hot in a.m. news.

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  11. The lady in the bottom picture looks batshit crazy!

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    1. Have you seen the antics of Melanie Woodrow? Talk about batshit crazy!

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  12. I rarely watch the news anymore due to all the "good looking" anchors who try to be cute. Just report the damn news without all the fun and games.

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  13. "In the misty morning fog with
    Our hearts a-thumping, and you-u,
    My brown-eyed girls."
    Apologies to Van Morrison.

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  14. Bay Area TV news viewers are fortunate.

    In Reno, KTVN Ch. 2 evening newscasts all begin with "THE BIG STORY", so named and labeled. Each story is accompanied by a mandatory "Pinpoint Map". And subsequent reports are then all labeled according to classification: MoneyWatch, HealthWatch, SchoolWatch, CrimeWatch, StormWatch, ConeZone (highway construction), etc.

    The morning news programs are barely high school caliber with people who should be selling shoes or working at fast food outlets reporting on-camera with poor grammar, technical glitches, mispronunciation, and numerous other blunders.

    Careful what you wish for.

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  15. Shouldn't those kids be in school? Do they have a note from their parents to play broadcaster?

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    1. Maybe "Epstein's Mother" wrote a note. ;)

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  16. These so-called broadcasters should be made to watch youtube videos of Van Amburg and Dave McElhatton in order to learn how to act on the air. And if that doesn't work, make them watch footage of Walter Cronkite. Save the funny stuff for the next office party.

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