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WTHR winner during November sweeps period

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.

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WTHR names new general manager

John Cardenas, news director at WBNS-TV Channel 10 in Columbus, Ohio, will assume his new job at WTHR June 1. He'll take
over for Jim Tellus, who died suddenly in early March.

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WTHR, WISH in dog fight for 11 p.m. news ratings

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.

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Slumping NBC could drag down Channel 13

Early ratings from the all-important May sweeps suggest WTHR-TV Channel 13’s 15-year reign as king of local television news
is secure for now. But the big test will come this fall when NBC’s weakening prime-time lineup is expected to put the ratings
crown in play.

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