EYEWITNESS NEWS on WPRI 12 #1 at 11pm

October 28th, 2009 at 5:00 pm by under General Talk

Eyewitness News at 11 is #1

Karen Adams

Karen Adams

Mike Montecalvo

Mike Montecalvo

Tony Petrarca

Tony Petrarca

Patrick Little

Patrick Little

EYEWITNESS NEWS on WPRI 12 #1 at 11pm

For the first time in station history, Eyewitness News at 11 on WPRI 12 was the #1 rated late night newscast in the Providence/New Bedford DMA (for the week of October 19 -23, 2009). In addition to the news win, CBS prime time programming on WPRI 12 was also rated #1 in the prime time period. Over the past several years, Eyewitness News at 11 on WPRI 12 has had the largest growth of all the late, local newscasts.

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“We’ve made a commitment to the viewers of Southern New England,” says Jay Howell, President/General Manager of WPRI 12, Fox Providence, and my RI TV. “As Rhode Island’s only locally owned TV station, I’m very proud of the Eyewitness News team and their historic achievement. Along with the dominant CBS prime time line up, this viewing trend continues to validate that more local viewers are watching Eyewitness News.”

According to News Director Joe Abouzeid, “we’re allocating more resources and dedicating more coverage to the stories that matter most to our viewers. No matter when news breaks, viewers can count on Eyewitness News to be there.”

Eyewitness News at 11 on WPRI 12 is anchored by Karen Adams and Mike Montecalvo, along with Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca and Sports Director Patrick Little.

October 28, 2009
For More Information
Joe Abouzeid:
401-228-1700
jabouzeid@wpri.com

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Source: Nielsen Media, October 19 – 23, 2009
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2 Responses to “EYEWITNESS NEWS on WPRI 12 #1 at 11pm”

  1. 1Artist says:

    Congrats to Jay Howell, Joe Abouzeid and all the members of “Team Howell”!

    WPRI has what it takes to capture all hours. You go for it guys!

    1Artist

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