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Which evening news do you watch the most (5p 6p 10p)

KMTV Channel 3 (No Cable/Dish)
1
1%
KMTV Channel 3 (With Cable/Dish)
5
5%
WOWT Channel 6 (No Cable/Dish)
3
3%
WOWT Channel 6 (With Cable/Dish)
26
27%
KETV Channel 7 (No Cable/Dish)
9
9%
KETV Channel 7 (With Cable/Dish)
34
35%
KPTM Channel 42 (No Cable/Dish)
1
1%
KPTM Channel 42 (With Cable/Dish)
1
1%
I don't watch Local News
11
11%
I don't have a TV
3
3%
I watch whatever channel it happens to be on
1
1%
I watch whatever the TV in the Bar is showing
3
3%
 
Total votes: 98

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Postby mrsticka » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:55 am

Hopefully, this blackout won't last too long. I know that if it continues into the fall, there will be lots of pi$$ed off Husker fans in Omaha. As you probably know, most Nebraska football games air on ABC, which KETV is the affiliate for in Omaha. So if they can't watch their team play, they'll be furious.

Now I used to be with Dish and I got the Omaha stations despite living in Lincoln. I guess now I'm glad I'm no longer with Dish because of this. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to watch "Wheel of Fortune". I don't understand why "Jeopardy!" airs on WOWT and "Wheel" on KETV. The only time they were both on the same station was back in the late 80's/early 90's when they aired on KMTV. Personally, if it were up to me, they'd still be on KMTV today.

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Postby Uffda » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:13 am

mrsticka wrote:Hopefully, this blackout won't last too long. I know that if it continues into the fall, there will be lots of pi$$ed off Husker fans in Omaha. As you probably know, most Nebraska football games air on ABC, which KETV is the affiliate for in Omaha. So if they can't watch their team play, they'll be furious.

Now I used to be with Dish and I got the Omaha stations despite living in Lincoln. I guess now I'm glad I'm no longer with Dish because of this. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to watch "Wheel of Fortune". I don't understand why "Jeopardy!" airs on WOWT and "Wheel" on KETV. The only time they were both on the same station was back in the late 80's/early 90's when they aired on KMTV. Personally, if it were up to me, they'd still be on KMTV today.



Buy an OTA antenna and receive all the local channels.


As for who carries what game show -- it is who wants to pay to rebroadcast it.

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:14 pm

Uffda wrote:
mrsticka wrote:Hopefully, this blackout won't last too long. I know that if it continues into the fall, there will be lots of pi$$ed off Husker fans in Omaha. As you probably know, most Nebraska football games air on ABC, which KETV is the affiliate for in Omaha. So if they can't watch their team play, they'll be furious.

Now I used to be with Dish and I got the Omaha stations despite living in Lincoln. I guess now I'm glad I'm no longer with Dish because of this. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to watch "Wheel of Fortune". I don't understand why "Jeopardy!" airs on WOWT and "Wheel" on KETV. The only time they were both on the same station was back in the late 80's/early 90's when they aired on KMTV. Personally, if it were up to me, they'd still be on KMTV today.



Buy an OTA antenna and receive all the local channels.


As for who carries what game show -- it is who wants to pay to rebroadcast it.


Or better yet, a perfect time for Dish Owners to head out to their favorite sports bar.. Enjoy a pint or two with some lunch/dinner..and catch the games there..

Wait a minute! I have Cox, currently have KETV..and still do this at least half of the time anyway, :;): lol...

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby nebugeater » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:23 am

Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
mrsticka wrote:Hopefully, this blackout won't last too long. I know that if it continues into the fall, there will be lots of pi$$ed off Husker fans in Omaha. As you probably know, most Nebraska football games air on ABC, which KETV is the affiliate for in Omaha. So if they can't watch their team play, they'll be furious.

Now I used to be with Dish and I got the Omaha stations despite living in Lincoln. I guess now I'm glad I'm no longer with Dish because of this. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to watch "Wheel of Fortune". I don't understand why "Jeopardy!" airs on WOWT and "Wheel" on KETV. The only time they were both on the same station was back in the late 80's/early 90's when they aired on KMTV. Personally, if it were up to me, they'd still be on KMTV today.



Buy an OTA antenna and receive all the local channels.


As for who carries what game show -- it is who wants to pay to rebroadcast it.


Or better yet, a perfect time for Dish Owners to head out to their favorite sports bar.. Enjoy a pint or two with some lunch/dinner..and catch the games there..

Wait a minute! I have Cox, currently have KETV..and still do this at least half of the time anyway, :;): lol...

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Games or Gameshows? :;):
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Postby Omababe » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:37 am

mrsticka wrote:I don't understand why "Jeopardy!" airs on WOWT and "Wheel" on KETV. The only time they were both on the same station was back in the late 80's/early 90's when they aired on KMTV.


Those are now both syndicated shows, as opposed to network shows. They will appear in most major markets, but not on stations affiliated with any certain network.

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby mrsticka » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:56 am

Omababe wrote:
mrsticka wrote:I don't understand why "Jeopardy!" airs on WOWT and "Wheel" on KETV. The only time they were both on the same station was back in the late 80's/early 90's when they aired on KMTV.


Those are now both syndicated shows, as opposed to network shows. They will appear in most major markets, but not on stations affiliated with any certain network.

I already knew that. For the last 30+ years, "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" have aired on 10/11 here in Lincoln mainly due to the fact that for so many years it was the only commercial station in Lincoln until 1996 when KLKN signed on. But nevertheless, both shows still air on 10/11 today.

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:13 pm

nebugeater wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
mrsticka wrote:Hopefully, this blackout won't last too long. I know that if it continues into the fall, there will be lots of pi$$ed off Husker fans in Omaha. As you probably know, most Nebraska football games air on ABC, which KETV is the affiliate for in Omaha. So if they can't watch their team play, they'll be furious.

Now I used to be with Dish and I got the Omaha stations despite living in Lincoln. I guess now I'm glad I'm no longer with Dish because of this. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to watch "Wheel of Fortune". I don't understand why "Jeopardy!" airs on WOWT and "Wheel" on KETV. The only time they were both on the same station was back in the late 80's/early 90's when they aired on KMTV. Personally, if it were up to me, they'd still be on KMTV today.



Buy an OTA antenna and receive all the local channels.


As for who carries what game show -- it is who wants to pay to rebroadcast it.


Or better yet, a perfect time for Dish Owners to head out to their favorite sports bar.. Enjoy a pint or two with some lunch/dinner..and catch the games there..

Wait a minute! I have Cox, currently have KETV..and still do this at least half of the time anyway, :;): lol...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


Games or Gameshows? :;):


:;): ...

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby mrsticka » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:37 pm

nebugeater wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
mrsticka wrote:Hopefully, this blackout won't last too long. I know that if it continues into the fall, there will be lots of pi$$ed off Husker fans in Omaha. As you probably know, most Nebraska football games air on ABC, which KETV is the affiliate for in Omaha. So if they can't watch their team play, they'll be furious.

Now I used to be with Dish and I got the Omaha stations despite living in Lincoln. I guess now I'm glad I'm no longer with Dish because of this. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to watch "Wheel of Fortune". I don't understand why "Jeopardy!" airs on WOWT and "Wheel" on KETV. The only time they were both on the same station was back in the late 80's/early 90's when they aired on KMTV. Personally, if it were up to me, they'd still be on KMTV today.



Buy an OTA antenna and receive all the local channels.


As for who carries what game show -- it is who wants to pay to rebroadcast it.


Or better yet, a perfect time for Dish Owners to head out to their favorite sports bar.. Enjoy a pint or two with some lunch/dinner..and catch the games there..

Wait a minute! I have Cox, currently have KETV..and still do this at least half of the time anyway, :;): lol...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


Games or Gameshows? :;):

Both. :;):

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:51 pm

mrsticka wrote:
nebugeater wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
mrsticka wrote:Hopefully, this blackout won't last too long. I know that if it continues into the fall, there will be lots of pi$$ed off Husker fans in Omaha. As you probably know, most Nebraska football games air on ABC, which KETV is the affiliate for in Omaha. So if they can't watch their team play, they'll be furious.

Now I used to be with Dish and I got the Omaha stations despite living in Lincoln. I guess now I'm glad I'm no longer with Dish because of this. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to watch "Wheel of Fortune". I don't understand why "Jeopardy!" airs on WOWT and "Wheel" on KETV. The only time they were both on the same station was back in the late 80's/early 90's when they aired on KMTV. Personally, if it were up to me, they'd still be on KMTV today.



Buy an OTA antenna and receive all the local channels.


As for who carries what game show -- it is who wants to pay to rebroadcast it.


Or better yet, a perfect time for Dish Owners to head out to their favorite sports bar.. Enjoy a pint or two with some lunch/dinner..and catch the games there..

Wait a minute! I have Cox, currently have KETV..and still do this at least half of the time anyway, :;): lol...

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Games or Gameshows? :;):

Both. :;):


Ha! Nice one mrsticka :thumb: ...

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby damonhynes » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:13 pm

https://www.facebook.com/OmaNews/

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby Uffda » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:15 am

damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


Some might not like this comment

Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery.. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:19 pm

Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


Some might not like this comment

Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery.. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yeah.. On a certain level, it's funny..and a put down we in Nebraska are used to.. Funnier too, would be if the person who penned the little bulletin actually spent time in both places, he'd probably write the opposite, lol...

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby nebugeater » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:02 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


Some might not like this comment

Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery.. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yeah.. On a certain level, it's funny..and a put down we in Nebraska are used to.. Funnier too, would be if the person who penned the little bulletin actually spent time in both places, he'd probably write the opposite, lol...

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Postby bigredmed » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:59 pm

Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


Some might not like this comment

Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery.. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Did training in FLA. This is a fairly common sentiment. When I got the chance to move back to Nebraska, the usual reaction was one of bewilderment, like I had volunteered to be a test dummy for an electric chair manufacturer. Having lived in both places, I have to tell you that I would not move back to the land of perma-crowd and bugs.

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Postby NovakOmaha » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:32 pm

Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


Some might not like this comment

Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery.. :lol: :lol: :lol:


""So, should you cancel that Florida vacation, or re-think your retirement plans? By analyzing the tracks of tropical storms for the past 100 years, the experts at Sperling’s BestPlaces have ranked which areas are most likely to be hit next by a major hurricane.

Southeast Florida (Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach)
Key West and the Florida keys
Southwest Florida (Fort Myers-Naples)
West Florida (Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota-Clearwater)
Outer Banks islands, NC (Cape Hatteras)
Central Texas Gulf coast (Galveston)
Central Florida Atlantic coast (Melbourne-Cocoa Beach)
Florida Panhandle (Pensacola-Panama City)
Central Gulf coast (New Orleans, LA-Biloxi, MS-Mobile, AL)
South Texas Gulf coast (Corpus Christi-Brownsville)""

I'm thinking that if another hurricane hits Ft Myers she'll start pining for boring cold Nebraska. Just a hunch. Oh, and the crocodiles and mosquitoes as big as your fist. But hey, that June Florida Frizz hairdo looks good on you....

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

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nebugeater wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


Some might not like this comment

Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery.. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yeah.. On a certain level, it's funny..and a put down we in Nebraska are used to.. Funnier too, would be if the person who penned the little bulletin actually spent time in both places, he'd probably write the opposite, lol...

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I would feel like I won the lottery if I could PICK a few people to move to S Florida.!


Isn't that the truth, lol...

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby mrsticka » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:41 pm

nebugeater wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


Some might not like this comment

Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery.. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yeah.. On a certain level, it's funny..and a put down we in Nebraska are used to.. Funnier too, would be if the person who penned the little bulletin actually spent time in both places, he'd probably write the opposite, lol...

Ciao..LiO...Peace



I would feel like I won the lottery if I could PICK a few people to move to S Florida.!

Well, Pick 5. :;):

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby Uffda » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:16 am

mrsticka wrote:
nebugeater wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


Some might not like this comment

Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery.. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yeah.. On a certain level, it's funny..and a put down we in Nebraska are used to.. Funnier too, would be if the person who penned the little bulletin actually spent time in both places, he'd probably write the opposite, lol...

Ciao..LiO...Peace



I would feel like I won the lottery if I could PICK a few people to move to S Florida.!

Well, Pick 5. :;):


You can pick me ..if you move it up to Tampa AND provide retirement income. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby nebugeater » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:17 am

Uffda wrote:
mrsticka wrote:
nebugeater wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


Some might not like this comment

Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery.. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yeah.. On a certain level, it's funny..and a put down we in Nebraska are used to.. Funnier too, would be if the person who penned the little bulletin actually spent time in both places, he'd probably write the opposite, lol...

Ciao..LiO...Peace



I would feel like I won the lottery if I could PICK a few people to move to S Florida.!

Well, Pick 5. :;):


You can pick me ..if you move it up to Tampa AND provide retirement income. :lol: :lol:



Sorry, Tampa does not meet the criteria of S Florida
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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby jessep28 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:57 pm

She'll be closer to some top notch plastic surgeons there, I'm sure. I wish her well.
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Postby mrsticka » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:53 am

I found out on Facebook that Dish and Hearst finally settled their dispute. So KETV is now back on Dish. About time! :D
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jessep28 wrote:She'll be closer to some top notch plastic surgeons there, I'm sure. I wish her well.


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Postby Uffda » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:26 am

damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


I have noticed over the past month that the KMTV Morning news has changed personal. Deanne Brink had already left and then they had Emily Szink and Ryan Pike and Matt Monroe. Then it became mostly Szink and and a new one meteorologist Audra Moore. It looks like Matt Monroe moved to CO.

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Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


I have noticed over the past month that the KMTV Morning news has changed personal. Deanne Brink had already left and then they had Emily Szink and Ryan Pike and Matt Monroe. Then it became mostly Szink and and a new one meteorologist Audra Moore. It looks like Matt Monroe moved to CO.


McPike has been doing 6/10 a lot lately, I hope Jennifer Zeppelin isn't leaving!
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damonhynes wrote:
Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


I have noticed over the past month that the KMTV Morning news has changed personal. Deanne Brink had already left and then they had Emily Szink and Ryan Pike and Matt Monroe. Then it became mostly Szink and and a new one meteorologist Audra Moore. It looks like Matt Monroe moved to CO.


McPike has been doing 6/10 a lot lately, I hope Jennifer Zeppelin isn't leaving!


I think ryan mcpike is way better
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Uffda wrote:
damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


I have noticed over the past month that the KMTV Morning news has changed personal. Deanne Brink had already left and then they had Emily Szink and Ryan Pike and Matt Monroe. Then it became mostly Szink and and a new one meteorologist Audra Moore. It looks like Matt Monroe moved to CO.


Turns out that Jenniver Zeppelin is on vacation.

And Matt Monroe is on WeatherNation, channel 215 on Dish.
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Postby zippy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:41 am

Looks like WOWT6 has a new weekend anchor. Anastasia Champ just came from "NBC Nebraska" in Hastings.

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zippy wrote:Looks like WOWT6 has a new weekend anchor. Anastasia Champ just came from "NBC Nebraska" in Hastings.


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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:04 pm

If she's good and interested in moving on.. She'll spend 2-3 years here, pay her dues and move on to a top 20-30 market...

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Going from one NBC affiliate to another?

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:29 pm

I see Omaha is still getting screwed in the latest Nielsen Radio and TV market rankings-

http://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/corp ... s_2017.pdf

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Postby jessep28 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:57 pm

mrsticka wrote:Going from one NBC affiliate to another?


Both are owned by the same company.
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Postby mrsticka » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:06 pm

jessep28 wrote:
mrsticka wrote:Going from one NBC affiliate to another?


Both are owned by the same company.

So is 10/11 but they're a CBS affiliate.

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Postby nativeomahan » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:51 am

Omaha Cowboy wrote:I see Omaha is still getting screwed in the latest Nielsen Radio and TV market rankings-

http://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/corp ... s_2017.pdf

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What do you mean by that comment?

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:32 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:
nebugeater wrote:
mrsticka wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
mrsticka wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
mrsticka wrote:What if Omaha's DMA extended all the way out to York? That would include Beatrice, Crete, Seward, Fairbury, David City and Milford. And of course, Lincoln.


And you've probably read here that I've argued that this should be the case for Omaha's TV Market for years..

You'll have to contact Nielsen and convince them to pull their heads out mrsticka :thumb: ...

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What would I say?



Please? :;):


You could reason that geographically, Omaha/Lincoln being 45 minutes apart, should have a combined television market covering the eastern 1/3rd of Nebraska, along with the current counties in Western Iowa and one in Missouri. You could reason that the Tri-City TV Market (Grand Island/Kearney/Hastings) cover the middle 1/3rd to western front range..then the Western 1/3rd could be covered partially by North Platte..although Western Nebraska is dominated by the Denver and Rapid City, SD markets currently, so the western 1/3rd could remain the same..

This explanation makes the most common sense..

And of course, you should probably end with- Please? :thumb: ...

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I'll use this post I wrote last year to provide some insight. I've argued this point for years on this forum...

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby nativeomahan » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:37 pm

Lincoln has its own network TV afillites. Lincoln residents don't/can't watch Omaha TV stations, and Omaha residents don't/can't watch Lincoln TV stations. Just as Washington and Baltimore are separate TV markets, despite (unlike Omaha and Lincoln) being one metro area, Lincoln and Omaha are distinct markets. The Lincoln market extends west to at least Kearney (where I am right now). Omaha TV channels are available as far away as Columbus, via cable, but that's about it.

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:21 pm

When I lived in Lincoln during my college years in the 80's Lincoln could and did watch the Omaha TV stations. At that time, it was included in their cable package..

That said, Omaha and Lincoln are separate markets only because Nielsen dictates it. For example, Des Moines and Ames Iowa are both separate metros and both have Television stations in their cities, but Nielsen combines their TV Market into one. Omaha's television market is a fairly narrow swath of counties in eastern NE/western IA and one in MO. Outside of the 3 primary Omaha metro counties, all of the remaining counties are sparsely populated. This equates to an Omaha TV market ranking of #74..although Omaha's MSA and CSA populations rank 59th and 58th respectively. Smaller metros/CSA's such as Des Moines, Little Rock, and even Wichita, Spokane and Lexington, KY etc currently sport a higher TV market ranking. How is that possible? Because these smaller MSA/CSA's have TV markets (defined by Nielsen) which encompass larger swatches of counties in their own and neighboring states; where as Omaha's is smaller and greatly limited.

You could say, DSM and Ames are now one CSA, so that's why their TV market is combined. Not true. The US Census did not combine their MSA's into one CSA until 2013.. their TV market has been combined for many years before that..

The US Census will be redefining US metro and CSA components next year (2018).. There is a better than 50% chance the commuting % between Omaha and Lincoln have hit the 15% threshold.. Thus making Omaha/Lincoln a combined CSA starting next year. My opinion is that Nielsen should get off the stick, and redefine/combine the Omaha and Lincoln TV markets into one as well. This is not an outlandish proposal and makes sense on multiple levels.. While a combined Omaha/Lincoln TV market would jump the ranking to #43 overall. There are advantages to this happenstance for both metros on multiple levels. I'm a firm believer it could and should happen..

Nielsen just needs be shown to see the light :) ...

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Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Postby mrsticka » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:24 am

nativeomahan wrote:Lincoln has its own network TV afillites. Lincoln residents don't/can't watch Omaha TV stations, and Omaha residents don't/can't watch Lincoln TV stations.

If given the choice, they would. Some (not all) of the Omaha stations are included on a cable package here in Lincoln. If anything, many Lincoln residents aren't exactly too crazy about their own stations and prefer watching the Omaha ones. Maybe it's their advertisements? I don't know. I just know that many would watch the Omaha stations.

KETV still has significant viewership here in Lincoln even though we have our own ABC affiliate. Personally, when I switched from Dish to Time Warner in 2015, I hated that KMTV wasn't on the channel lineup. Some residents (here in Lincoln) didn't like it when Time Warner announced they had dropped KMTV from the lineup. As if that wasn't enough, in February or March of 2016, they dropped WOWT from the lineup. Now if Lincoln residents want to watch NBC, they have to watch NBC Nebraska. And they weren't too happy about that, either.

Whenever I've gone to a restaurant or bar here in Lincoln that had cable, they were (still are) usually tuned to the Omaha stations.


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