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MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

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lovinlife101
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MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by lovinlife101 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:53 am

Another show!

No additional staff!

Same inferior product, now an hour earlier!

Now down to 15 employees! That includes a sports director on the way out and a semi-retired dinosaur that doesn’t know when to quit!



Grimmit
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by Grimmit » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:18 am

How long will they go with no ratings before they bring Bill Harris back to try to get people to watch this show?



lovinlife101
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by lovinlife101 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:41 am

Grimmit wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:18 am
How long will they go with no ratings before they bring Bill Harris back to try to get people to watch this show?
As long as they can. If you can’t make any more money on the revenue side, cut expenses. It costs money to purchase a syndicated show. It costs nothing to have the people you’re currently paying produce more work.

Oh, and the ratings were in the toilet before, during, and after Harris’ “full time” tenure.



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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by Youplus » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:36 am

lovinlife101 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:41 am
Grimmit wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:18 am
How long will they go with no ratings before they bring Bill Harris back to try to get people to watch this show?
As long as they can. If you can’t make any more money on the revenue side, cut expenses. It costs money to purchase a syndicated show. It costs nothing to have the people you’re currently paying produce more work.

Oh, and the ratings were in the toilet before, during, and after Harris’ “full time” tenure.
Thank you no matter who the anchors are the rating will continue to be bad. Because we don’t cover hard news, break anything first. If you want fluffy news or something that was on 12, 5, or Mlive the day before Nbc25 is the place



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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by sinklair » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:25 pm

Come on, be fair to 25-66’s management. They are only DECADES late on this decision. 5 and 12 have been providing local news at 5pm forever. No one is going to find it since the Assistant GM literally believes you shouldn’t have to promote your own newscasts.

It was a good decision to move Mike Woolfolk and pair him up with Ahmad for this newscast. I guess they will now call it their sole attempt at diversity.

Now let’s see them rerun every story at 5, 6, 10 and 11 since we don’t have any staff. Tune in for this train wreck!



Dudley
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by Dudley » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:40 pm

Same dog and pony stories aired at another time slot. Might as well have an infomercial!



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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by Beerbong » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:10 pm

I look forward to checking this out! 12's 4, 5 & 6 are weak. Maybe your shop will celebrate by having a weenie roast. Sorry. I forgot, those kinda things aren't cool.



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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by matt1 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:24 pm

Infomercials are on at 11:00 till 12 Noon on NBC 25!! Too bad that "The Wendy Williams Show" is out on NBC 25. There was also "NBC 25 News At Noon" back in the late 90's but poor ratings!!!



Beerbong
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by Beerbong » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:46 pm

Beerbong wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:10 pm
I look forward to checking this out! 12's 4, 5 & 6 are weak. Sinklair, maybe your shop will celebrate by having a weenie roast. Sorry. I forgot, those kinda things aren't cool.



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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by Herm » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:38 am

Fun Fact: I was the last person to direct the 5pm news at 25.
I’m always a fan of expanding news coverage. Break a leg!



sinklair
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by sinklair » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 am

Herm: I agree that newscast expansion is good. But there’s no plan to be able to support the additional news time with more reporters covering more local news. So you’ll see a lot of repetition and a lot of stories from other Sinclair stations, NBC national, and CNN. We’re stretched so thin that this expansion is only making things worse... which is hard to believe that morale could get any lower... but it is.



R Bedell
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by R Bedell » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:58 am

NBC national, and CNN.
OMG...........God help us from that garbage.



lovinlife101
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by lovinlife101 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:06 am

sinklair wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 am
Herm: I agree that newscast expansion is good. But there’s no plan to be able to support the additional news time with more reporters covering more local news. So you’ll see a lot of repetition and a lot of stories from other Sinclair stations, NBC national, and CNN. We’re stretched so thin that this expansion is only making things worse... which is hard to believe that morale could get any lower... but it is.
News expansion would mean additional people, not more traditional “appointment television” newscasts.

Seriously, why do they go in reverse?



Ronaldski
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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by Ronaldski » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:53 am

ALL locals news waaaay too many hours devoted to it. Why I dont very rarely watch any of it... just has no relevance. Unless you live in Genesee, Saginaw counties, doesnt mean diddly squat as thats nearly all they cover - thats 5,12,25(66). Many years ago when they had just noon, 6:00 etc news they did the same, so with even more hours... its STILL the same!
About once a week I will checkout their roku apps and go through those is about it.

No matter what is going on weather wise, sunny and 70 even then will 9/10 of time lead with that, then say oh we will have the full forecast later. Thats about the time I will turn the channel.
News we can just use the net see the forecast in 30 seconds instead of devoting 1/2 the time towards that!



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Re: MidMichigan NOW at 5pm on NBC25

Post by R Bedell » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:06 pm

ALL locals news waaaay too many hours devoted to it. Why I dont very rarely watch any of it... just has no relevance. Unless you live in Genesee, Saginaw counties, doesnt mean diddly squat as thats nearly all they cover - thats 5,12,25(66). Many years ago when they had just noon, 6:00 etc news they did the same, so with even more hours... its STILL the same!
Same here. It seems they keep rehashing the same ole stories every 30 minutes, along with their agenda driven narrative(s). I made a conscious effort in June of 2019, to stop watching the local crap and I can say, I don't miss it. They seem to focus on news in Genesee & Saginaw Counties and not much elsewhere. Also stories from places far away, with no bearing on Mid-Michigan. Got real tired of hearing 200+ times a day, this crap: "it's coverage you can count on". I can get the news I want, from the Web and from the sources I value, trust & respect, with out the Hype & Bullsh*t.



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