November Sweeps Ending in Photo Finishes

By Andrew Gauthier 

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It’s fitting that the sweeps period that began on the heels of hotly contested local elections is ending with a ratings recount in Salt Lake City. KUTV, the #1 news station at 5 and 6pm, is disputing KSL’s apparent victory at 10pm.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, KUTV claims that it’s locked in a dead heat with KSL and is waiting for more complete numbers to come in. With that, here’s a round-up of other tight ratings races from around the country…

It was an especially tight sweeps period in Dallas where many time slots ended with slim margins between the first- and fourth-rated stations. More…

WFTV’s morning cash giveaway paid off as the station ended in a tie for #1 at 6am with WESH More…

WCVB fended off WHDH and WBZ at 11pm and finished the November sweeps with all of its newscasts in #1. WFXT thrived at 10pm, when WCVB doesn’t have a newscast More…