Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
June 6, 2006


Last week we reported that 6ABC won the 11 p.m. May sweeps weeknight news race.  Here are the results from the other time slots.


From 5 – 7 a.m., 6ABC with Tamala Edwards and Matt O’Donnell led with a 5 rating/23 share.  NBC10 with Terry Ruggles, Dawn Timmeney, and Lori Wilson was second with a 3 rating/12 share.  CBS3 with Susan Barnett and Ukee Washington was third with a 2 rating/9 share.  Fox29 with Kerri Lee Halkett, George Mallet, and Nick Smith was fourth with a 2 rating/7 share.


From 7 – 9 a.m., “Good Morning America” led with a 7 rating/22 share for 6ABC.  “The Today Show” on NBC10 was second with a 4 rating/14 share, and Fox29’s “Good Day Philadelphia” was third with a 2 rating/7 share.  “The Early Show” on CBS was fourth with a 2 rating/5 share.


At 10 a.m., NBC10’s “10” show and its new set moved out of fifth place to tie “Guiding Light” for third place with a 2 rating/6 share. The departing “Tony Danza Show” led with a 3 rating/11 share and “Maury” was second with a 2 rating 9 share.


At noon, 6ABC with Sarah Bloomquist and Rick Williams led with a 6 rating/20 share.  The CBS3 news with Ukee Washington and Pat Ciarrochi was second with a 4 rating/13 share.


6ABC’s 12:30 p.m. hit, “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” is taking applications for its new season on  Besides the regular show, once again there will be a special “Movie” edition.


At 4 p.m., “Oprah” on 6ABC led with an 8 rating/20 share.  NBC10’s news with Tim Lake and Renee Chenault Fattah and “Judge Joe Brown” on Fox29 tied for second each with a 3 rating/7 share.  CBS3’s news with Marc Howard and Angela Russell was fourth with a 2 rating/6 share.


At 5 p.m., 6ABC’s news with Monica Malpass and Rick Williams led with an 8 rating/18 share.  “Dr. Phil” was second with a 5 rating/10 share and the NBC10 news with Vince DeMentri and Tracy Davidson and “Judge Judy” on Fox29 tied for third each with a 4 rating/8 share.


At 6 p.m., 6ABC’s news with Jim Gardner led with an 11 rating/22 share.  NBC10 with Tim Lake and Renee Chenault Fattah and CBS3 with Larry Mendte and Alycia Lane tied for second with a 4 rating/8 share, and Fox 29’s “The Simpsons” was close behind with a 3 rating/6 share.


Each rating point represents around 29,000 viewers.  Ratings were rounded to the nearest number.


“Survivor” Stephenie “with an E” LaGrossa of Glenolden, PA plays a waitress on “Guiding Light” on Thursday.


Wardrobe Malfunction
Fox29 news anchors Joyce Evans and Dawn Stensland wore matching pink blazers and black tops on the news last week.  Lesson – always have an extra outfit in the office!


Big Finales

“Soprano’s” star Aida Turturro (Janice) appears on “10” on NBC10 at 10 a.m. today.  Maybe we shouldn’t tell her that “The Big Love” season finale was better than “The Sopranos.”