Viewers Ride NY1 for Transit-Strike News


New York 1 News, Time Warner Cable’s regional news channel, said it set record ratings this week with its coverage of the New York City Transport Workers Union strike, which ended Thursday.

The network boasted that it beat local broadcasters with the 3.6 rating and 266,000 households it drew Tuesday morning from midnight-12:15 a.m., when the strike was first announced.

NY1 topped every local broadcast station in New York during the time period except WABC-TV’s broadcast of Monday Night Football.

NY1 also said that more than 13,000 viewers responded to a “Snap Poll” the network ran, using an interactive-TV application. The subscribers responded correctly to a question regarding when they thought the strike would end, with 59% of respondents selecting “this week.”