WNYW Suffers as Cablevision Dispute Continues

By Andrew Gauthier Comment


Cablevision Fox5 announcement The Cablevision blackout led to slashed ratings in New York for Fox drama “Glee” this week, with the Halloween-themed hour down 29% compared to the previous original episode.

On Tuesday on WNYW/Channel 5, “Glee” posted a 2.84 in the 18-to-49 demo, down 29% from a 4.01 on Oct. 12. Nationally, ratings were up 4% in the key demo.

With WNYW/Channel 5 off the air in 43% of the New York market, its late local news continues to suffer ratings drops at much higher percentages than that. More…