NY1 Viewers Surge on Strike Threat


New York 1 News was the network of choice for many people looking for the
latest information on the transit negotiations in the Big Apple Monday.

As New Yorkers were given a reprieve from a transit strike that would have
ground the subway system to a halt Dec. 16, negotiations continued that morning
about the impasse, which was eventually resolved.

During its peak ratings performance that morning, NY1 averaged 241,300 homes
in the New York DMA between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., according to Nielsen Media
Research data.

Time Warner Cable's Manhattan news operation topped the performances of
WCBS-TV, presenting The Early Show, and WPIX-TV's WB11 News. Those
programs drew 142,900 and 150,500 homes, respectively, during that

NY1 also nipped at the heels of WNBC-TV, presenting Today, and
WNYW-TV's Good Day NY. Those programs attracted 260,600 and 250,400
homes, respectively, during the period in question.

WABC-TV, carrying Good Morning America, ranked first with 435,100
homes during that quarter-hour period.