February TV ratings: KVUE, KXAN are Austin’s top stations

Lester Holt anchors 'NBC Nightly News,' Austin's top-rated network newscast. (Jose Luis Villegas photo / The Sacramento Bee )

Lester Holt anchors ‘NBC Nightly News,’ Austin’s top-rated network newscast. (Jose Luis Villegas photo / The Sacramento Bee )

KXAN and KVUE were Austin’s top-ranked English-language TV stations during February, according to new ratings data from Nielsen.

ABC affiliate KVUE had the No. 1 newscasts at 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., while NBC affiliate KXAN was tops at 6 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The two stations essentially tied in the midday news race.

Once again, KXAN’s 6 p.m. broadcast was the city’s most-watched newscast, regardless of time period, drawing an average of 51,446 Central Texas households. That’s more than second-place KVUE and third-place KEYE combined.

Other highlights:

  • ABC’s “Good Morning America” is Austin’s No. 1 network morning show, followed by NBC’s “Today” and “CBS This Morning.” While it remains in third place, ratings for “CBS This Morning” jumped dramatically compared to February 2015 – up 62 percent at 7 a.m. and 70 percent in the 8 a.m. hour.
  • “NBC Nightly News” easily wins the 5:30 p.m. network news battle, followed by “ABC World News” and the “CBS Evening News,” which grew its audience 47 percent year over year.
  • In primetime, CBS rules the roost. NBC is second, then ABC, Fox, The CW and MyNetworkTV.
  • NBC’s “Tonight Show” leads the late-night ratings, with ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and CBS’s “Late Show” essentially tying for the runner-up spot.

February Nielsen ratings

Each ratings point equals 7,456 Central Texas households. The first number is ratings points, the second is share (the percentage of in-use TV sets tuned to a particular channel) and the third is total households.

4:30 a.m.

  • KVUE: 1 / 10.3 / 7,456
  • KTBC: .6 / 5.8 / 4,474
  • KXAN: .5 / 4.8 / 3,728
  • KEYE: .2 / 2.5 / 1,491

5 a.m.

  • KVUE: 1.6 / 12.9 / 11,930
  • KXAN: 1.5 / 11.7 / 11,184
  • KTBC: .8 / 6.8 / 5,965
  • KEYE: .4 / 3.5 / 2,982

6 a.m.

  • KXAN: 3 / 16.2 / 22,368
  • KVUE: 2.1 / 11 / 15,658
  • KTBC: 1.8 / 9.7 / 13,421
  • KEYE: .8 / 4.1 / 5,965

7 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.4 / 6.3 / 10,438
  • KNVA: .2 / 1.1 / 1,491

8 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1.2 / 5.3 / 8,947

9 a.m.

  • KTBC: 1 / 4.9 / 7,456
  • KEYE: .6 / 2.7 / 4,474 (‘We Are Austin’)

11 a.m.

  • KVUE: 2 / 8.5 / 14,912

Noon

  • KXAN: 2 / 7.9 / 14,912
  • KTBC: .9 / 3.4 / 6,710

12:30 p.m.

  • KXAN: 1.2 / 4.6 / 8,947 (‘Studio 512’)

5 p.m.

  • KXAN: 5.5 / 14.2 / 41,008
  • KVUE: 3.7 / 9.4 / 27,587
  • KTBC: 2.3 / 5.6 / 17,149
  • KEYE: 1.5 / 3.8 / 11,184

6 p.m.

  • KXAN: 6.9 / 15.2 / 51,446
  • KVUE: 4.7 / 10.3 / 35,043
  • KEYE: 2.1 / 4.7 / 15,658

9 p.m.

  • KTBC: 2.4 / 4.4 / 17,894
  • KNVA: .7 / 1.3 / 5,219

9:45 p.m.

  • KNVA: .3 / .5 / 2,237 (‘ATX Uncensored-ish’)

10 p.m.

  • KXAN: 5.6 / 11.1 / 41,754
  • KVUE: 4.3 / 8.6 / 32,061
  • KEYE: 2.9 / 5.8 / 21,622
  • KTBC: 1.9 / 3.8 / 14,166

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