December 01, 2006 15:56 ET

KARE 11 News Maintains Ratings Lead

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 1, 2006 -- Based on household totals from the recently completed ratings period, KARE 11 News will top all local newscasts when demographic figures are released next month by Nielsen Media Research. Audience numbers from the November Ratings Sweep indicate that KARE 11 News will post victories in the highly coveted Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 viewing groups. The rating period ended Wednesday.

Forecasts based on raw data put KARE 11 News in the #1 position for the 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 5 p.m, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. broadcasts.

"It's all about connecting with our viewers," said John Remes, president and general manager of KARE. "Whatever the time of year, wherever viewers are finding prime time entertainment, our viewers keep coming back to KARE," he added.

"We work hard to stay relevant and to tell the story of this community," said Tom Lindner, vice president for news at KARE. "We were proud to broadcast a series on DUI enforcement this November that moved many people to look at their own behavior. At the same time, stories that celebrate the heroes among us continued to strike a chord in this community."

Final ratings numbers will be available December 22nd.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    John Remes
    (763) 797-7254