Record Ratings Period for Fox59 News

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Fox59 News at 10 is the #1 late news in every key demographic following the February 2011 sweeps period.  

Fox59 News at 10 finished February #1 in "Adults 25-54", "Adults 18-49", "Women 25-54", "Women 18-49", "Men 25-54" and "Men 18-49".  In addition, Fox59 News at 10 was the only late news to increase "Adult 25-54" viewers.

Fox59 Morning News has surpassed the competition in most morning news time periods in the key demographics.  Fox59 Morning News at 6am increased 23% in "Adult 25-54" viewers, easily passing WISH-TV in the time period and is within 0.6 of WTHR, which dropped 21% in the time period.  

"Adult 25-54" viewers are choosing Fox59 Morning News over NBC’s "Today Show".  Fox59 Morning News from 7-9am increased by 23% to finish #1 in the time period, beating the declining "Today Show".  Fox59 Morning News at 9am increased by 75% to finish #1 in the time period, beating "Today" by more than a rating point.

Fox59 News in the afternoon/evening is the only station growing "Adult 25-54" viewership.  "Fox59 News: First at Four" grew 7%, while "Oprah"(WTHR) plummeted 31% and  "The Doctors" (WISH) dropped 47%.  

At 5pm, Fox59 News "Live at Five" is up 167% from previous programming, easily beating WRTV for the hour.  "Live at Five" is within 0.1 of passing WISH, which lost 26%, and within 1.5 of WTHR, which dropped 25%.  "Fox59 News: Live at Five" has been on the air for 6 months, launching in September 2010.

Fox59 is a Tribune Broadcasting station. Tribune is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago’s WGN-AM. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience.

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