Ending a dispute that caused 27 local television stations in 17 cities to go dark for eight days, Dish Network and television station owner Lin TV Corp. agreed to contract terms Sunday.
A battle over fees between Dish Network and television station owner Lin TV Corp. caused 27 stations, including two in Indianapolis, to go dark for Dish subscribers Saturday.
Channel 13 received a huge ratings boost at 11 p.m., enabling it to surpass WISH-TV Channel 8 as the most-watched newscast during that time. WTHR’s newscast retained its lead in several other time slots, although audience numbers dipped, enabling competitors to close the gap.
WTHR is still the most-watched TV station for local news, but viewership slipped in several time slots for the NBC affiliate
and most of its competitors. Fox station WXIN, however, seems
to be bucking the trend.
Daily morning talk show will feature local food, fashion, fitness and fads, but must separate itself from crowded cable market.
The disappointing debut of “The Jay Leno Show” at 10 p.m. on NBC has hammered ratings for the 11 p.m. newscast
of local affiliate WTHR-TV Channel 13, cutting its average audience by nearly half. But the Indianapolis NBC affiliate says
it will rebound in the fight with its CBS rival because the Leno show has fresh programming year around.
Julie Patterson, a former radio personality who’s been working for WISH-TV, will lead the marathon, which will be a qualifying
event for the Boston Marathon in 2010 and 2011.