Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
May 15, 2007


Midway through May sweeps, 6ABC is winning all of the news races.  Weeknights at 11 p.m., 6ABC leads with a 9 rating/17 share.  CBS3 is second with a 7 rating/13 share, and NBC10 is third with a 6 rating/11 share. It should be noted that the 10:45 p.m. lead-in for NBC10 is a 6 rating/11 share, compared to an 8 rating/14 share for CBS3, and 9 rating/16 share for 6ABC,


At 10 p.m., thanks to a 9 rating/13 share lead-in at 9:45 p.m., the Fox “Ten O’clock News” has a 6 rating/9 share.  “The myPHL News Powered by NBC10” has a 2 rating/3 share.


At 6 p.m., 6ABC leads with a 10 rating/22 share.  CBS3 is in second place with a 4 rating/9 share, and NBC10 is in third place with a 4 rating/8 share.


At 5 p.m., 6ABC leads with a 9 rating/21 share.  “Dr Phil” on CBS3 is in second with a 4 rating/10 share, and NBC10 is in third with a 3 rating/6 share.  The Fox29 news is in fourth place with a 2 rating/4 share.


At 4 p.m. “Oprah” on 6ABC leads with a 7 rating/20 share.  The CBS3 news and “Judge Judy” on Fox29 are tied for second with a 3 rating/8 share, and NBC10’s “All That and More” is in fourth place with a 2 rating/5 share.


At noon, 6ABC leads with a 6 rating/23 share.  CBS3 is in second place with a 4 rating/14 share. “iVillage Live” on NBC10 is in sixth place with a 0.4 rating/2 share.


At 11 a.m., the Fox29 news is in last place behind “The View,” “The Price is Right,” “Jerry Springer,” “Judge Lopez,” and “Martha.”


At 10 a.m., “Rachael Ray” on 6ABC leads with a 4 rating/16 share.  “Maury Povich” and “Judge Mathis” are tied for second with a 1 rating/6 share.  NBC10’s “10” and “Guiding Light” on CBS3 are tied for third with a 1 rating/5 share.  Ad-lib challenged co-host Lori Wilson isn’t helping the cause for “10.”


From 7 – 9 a.m., Fox29’s “Good Day Philadelphia” and “The CBS Early Show” are practically tied, but behind “Good Morning America” on 6ABC and “The Today Show” on NBC10.


From 6 - 7 a.m., 6ABC leads with a 7 rating/24 share.  The NBC10 news is second with a 4 rating/14 share.  CBS3 news is third with a 3 rating/10 share and the Fox29 news is fourth with a 2 rating/6 share.  The CW news is fifth with a 1 rating/3 share.


Each rating point equals around 29,000 households.


“Today Show” online correspondent Lynn Berry joins NBC10 as a reporter for “All That and More” beginning June 4.


“The Price is Right” airs two primetime specials Wednesday and Thursday to send-off venerable host Bob Barker who is retiring after 35-years on the show. CBS has not announced a replacement yet.


CBS3 will air Merv Griffin's new game show "Let's Play Crosswords," hosted by Ty Treadway this fall.


Laura is scheduled to be part of a panel discussing "American Idol" on "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle" Thursday at 9 p.m. on CN8.