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Bigger Than Memphis AND New Orleans

September 2nd, 2009 by admin · 3 Comments

The Neilsen ratings service has released its new rankings of local TV markets and it’s good news for those in the local TV industry.

That’s because Louisville moved up a spot t0 #49, compared with last year. What’s more, we passed up our favorite metro nemesis, Memphis, which dropped two spots to #51. This news is important because some advertising buys focus on the top 50 markets, and TV execs in several markets bunched around #50 get pretty anxious over this kind of thing.

Here’s the new rankings of interest here, with TV households number and movement on the list to the right:

#48  Austin, Texas     678,730  (+1)
#49  Louisville, Ky.    668,310  (+1)
#50  Memphis, Tenn. 667, 660 (-2)
#51  New Orleans, La. 633,930 (+2)
#52 Buffalo, N.Y.        633,220 (-1)

What’s a little bit interesting about this list is that in Memphis and New Orleans, we’re now ahead of the two cities to whom we lost out on NBA franchises in the early 2000s.

Tags: Advertising · Ratings · TV

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 willy // Sep 2, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    But wait! I thought we were the 16th largest city in the US. What happened? Could the evil Cornish Company be behind this?

  • 2 Dan B. // Sep 2, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    You ever notice the accounting of Cordish money, and the people who are counted for the #16 largest city in the U.S. all point back to Mare Jare?

  • 3 Chuck // Sep 3, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Are you implying that Jerry Abramson of all people uses fuzzy math. Now that can’t be since he’s the best leader that Louisville has ever had, in his own estimation.

    He obviously couldn’t get the budget figured out being millions off on that. No transparency there.

    How much did he cost the city in overtime for firefighters and police? Not to mention all of the lawsuits.

    Isn’t the MSD 2 billion dollars in the hole under the watch of Bud Schardein and the rest of the management including the board of 8 members all handpicked by Mayor Jerry Abramson. Now why in the world is the MSD 2 billion dollars in the hole. Fiscal mismanagement, corruption, kickbacks, etc.

    How about how David Tandy, Traughber, etc went to Baltimore and gave away the farm and all the implements and a smattering of brains that any of them might have had. Remember all these people were sent up their by the illustrious mayor.