| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:50 PM
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...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:10 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:36 AM
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."
| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 10:14 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 8:04 PM
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 ...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 5:59 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:49 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 7:46 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:17 PM
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,...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 3:08 PM
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...