Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times

November 22, 2005


Two weeks into November sweeps, Monday through Friday, 6ABC leads the 11 p.m. news ratings with a 10.7 rating/19 share.  CBS3 is in second place with an 8.3 rating/15 share and NBC10 is in third place with an 8.1 rating/14 share.


At 10 p.m., Fox 29 leads with a 5.4 rating/8 share and WB17, in its final sweeps, finishes with a 1.7 rating/2 share.  In mid-December, NBC10 will produce a newscast for WB17.


In some of the other news times, at 6 p.m., 6ABC leads with a 12.5 rating/22 share.  NBC10 is next with a 4.8 rating/9 share and CBS3 is in third with a 4.5 rating/8 share.  “The Simpsons” on Fox29 is a strong fourth with a 3.7 rating/7 share (Way to go Bart!)


At 5 p.m., 6ABC leads with a 10 rating/20 share.  “Dr. Phil” on CBS3 is next with a 4.8 rating/9 share and the NBC10 news and “Judge Judy” on Fox 29 are tied for third with a 4.3 rating/8 share.


At 4 p.m., “Oprah” on 6ABC leads with a 9.5 rating/22 share.  NBC10 news is next with a 3.7 rating/9 share and CBS3 news is third with a 3.3 rating/8 share.


At noon, 6ABC leads with a 6.5 rating/22 share.  CBS3 news follows with a 3.9 rating/13 share.


From 7-9 a.m., “Good Morning America” on 6ABC leads with a 6.8 rating/22 share.  “The Today Show” on NBC10 is next with a 3.9 rating/13 share.  Fox29’s “Good Day Philadelphia” holds onto third with a 1.9 rating/6 share and “The Early Show” on CBS3 is fourth with a 1.6 rating/5 share.  UPN 57’s new “Wake Up News” is a distant fifth with a 0.4 rating/1 share.


From 5-7 a.m., 6ABC leads with a 5.0 rating/23 share.  NBC10 is next with a 2.4 rating/11 share.  CBS3 is third with a 2.1 rating/10 share and Fox29 is fourth with a 1.0 rating/5 share.  UPN57 is fifth with a 0.5 rating/2 share.


Each rating point equals around 29,000 households.  Sweeps ends November 30.


According to industry sources, though WB17 will no longer be producing its own newscast as of mid-December, it will broadcast "The Mummers Parade" on New Year's Day.  NBC10 talent will do the parade. NBC10 anchors Vince DeMentri, Lori Delgado, Vai Sikahema, and Doug Kammerer will be the team for the reconfigured 10 p.m. news on WB17.


In honor of Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb appearing on “Late Show with David Letterman” tonight on CBS at 11:35, here’s a top ten list.


 Top Ten List of Things Donovan McNabb is unlikely to do during his time off


  1.  Catch up on his soaps
  1. Pick up T.O. from the airport the next time he comes to town
  1. Listen to the “Rush Limbaugh” show
  1. Invite Aeneas Williams, Roy Williams, Ricky Manning Jr., Rodney Harrison, and Ronde Barber to his next “Pampered Chef” party.
  1. Say something interesting on his television show
  1. Work on his end zone celebrations (That moonwalk is so ’83)
  1. Volunteer to be on the cover of Madden ‘07
  1. Decide to become a running quarterback again
  1. Work on his Sudoku puzzles

1.   Eat Progresso



Laura Nachman of will provide commentary for “A Very Brady Marathon” on UPN57 Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.