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Jay Newman

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  • Twitter swamps TV in covering early returns

    Twitter swamps TV in covering early returns
    If you wanted any real sense of what was going on in the first hour after primary election polls closed Tuesday night, you had to go online or, better yet, plug into Twitter, because TV didn't seem to be trying hard at all. I am not talking about...
  • 10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer

    10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer
    From Rep. Elijah E. Cummings playing a leading role in televised hearings on American deaths in Benghazi, to the Game Show Network visiting a Baltimore church to play matchmaker for a member of the congregation, there is going to be a distinct local...
  • Don Scott leaving WJZ-TV in July

    Don Scott leaving WJZ-TV in July
    Don Scott announced that he's retiring from WJZ-TV July 12. "ICYMI -- I'll be retiring from WJZ/CBS after 40 years and on July 12th this year," Scott wrote on Twitter last week. "Thank you for four decades of your support @cbsbaltimore." Jay Newman,...
  • After 20 years, anchorman Kai Jackson leaving WJZ

    After 20 years, anchorman Kai Jackson leaving WJZ
    UPDATES (Nov. 30) AT END WITH JACKSON COMMENT. After 20 years at WJZ-TV anchorman Kai Jackson has informed management that he is leaving the station at the end of the year. Jackson co-anchors one-half of the 4 p.m. and all of the 5 p.m. weekday news...
  • Ravens Baltimore-area TV audience peaks at 1.1 million Saturday

    Ravens Baltimore-area TV audience peaks at 1.1 million Saturday
    An average audience of more than one million area viewers watched the last two hours of the Baltimore Ravens double overtime victory over the Denver Broncos Saturday. The audience peaked at 1.1 million viewers at 8:30 p.m., according to preliminary...
  • Local companies grab Super Bowl ad attention

    Local companies grab Super Bowl ad attention
    Super Bowl commercials are nearly as anticipated as the game, and local companies grabbing some of that attention Sunday included Royal Farms and Union Memorial Hospital. Advertisers know the Super Bowl is one of the best-watched programs of the year &#...
  • Super Bowl telecast sets Baltimore record with 1.5 million viewers

    Super Bowl telecast sets Baltimore record with 1.5 million viewers
    Sunday's Super Bowl telecast drew a record audience of 1.5 million viewers at its peak in the Baltimore market, according to preliminary Nielsen figures provided by WJZ-TV. The audience is believed to be the largest for any show on Baltimore TV since the...
  • Advertisers weigh paying for advertising as interest in Ravens reaches new levels

    Advertisers weigh paying for advertising as interest in Ravens reaches new levels
    The TV ads are quirky, the advertiser unusual: Advance, a Cockeysville-based document management company, has run a campaign during Ravens games showing executives kicking around off-the-wall ideas in a boardroom. Business-to-business advertisers don't...
  • Could TV have a done a poorer job of covering sequester?

    Could TV have a done a poorer job of covering sequester?
    There is no excuse for the kind of coverage TV has delivered the last two weeks on the sequester. Television news has been polarizing, sensational and mostly focused on personality rather than the policy behind the $85 billion in federal spending cuts...
  • 1.1 million in area watched Ravens on WJZ Sunday - Tops Super Bowl 2001

    1.1 million in area watched Ravens on WJZ Sunday - Tops Super Bowl 2001
    WJZ-TVreports that 1.112 million area viewers watched the Ravens-Patriots game on Channel 13 Sunday, setting what is believed to be a record for the station, according to general manager Jay Newman. The game was seen by 78,000 more local viewers than...
  • Remembering Don Cornelius: 'Soul Train' was beloved in Baltimore; 92Q holds 'soul train line' in tribute

    Remembering Don Cornelius: 'Soul Train' was beloved in Baltimore; 92Q holds 'soul train line' in tribute
    At the height of its popularity, "Soul Train" felt like a religion in Baltimore. The Saturday daytime show hosted by the late Don Cornelius was not to be missed — like church or the early seasons of "Saturday Night Live," according to Tim Watts,...
  • WBAL news may be losing its edge

    WBAL news may be losing its edge
    Local TV news ratings in Baltimore are rarely news. The market has been dominated for a long time by a back-and-forth battle between WJZ and WBAL. Since the mid-1990s, most years ended in some version of a split decision, with both stations claiming...