WNYW Suffers as Cablevision Dispute Continues

By Andrew Gauthier 


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…