This TV Loses Four Million Households During 2015

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During 2014 This TV only added a total of seven new affiliates (with one a duplicate signal and another a semi-satellite) so the losses in 2015 do impact the network. The loss of over four million households in 2015 is a dramatic turn for This TV as we see the appetite for classic TV nets shift to Grit and Get TV.

Household Growth Metric – Date, and estimated households, that TV stations were either added or subtracted from a network or broadcast group. Full power TV and LPTV-cable calculated on total market households. LPTV-no cable stations calculated only on the over the air households since the stations will not be able to secure MVPD distribution.

This TV Focusing Efforts On Major Markets

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In 2014, Tribune began to distribute This TV promotional advertisements for affiliates to air on their main signals (which are modified to allow stations to insert broadcast and cable channel information) in high definition. From Wikipedia.
LPTV-Cable- Class A, or LPTV stations, with cable are determined by Wikipedia, station website, or Internet search. LPTV-Cable stations may have one or multiple channels carried by either the entire market’s cable system or at least one cable system or direct broadcast satellite.

LPTV Without Cable- Only over the air households counted for stations without cable or DBS coverage. Determined to have no cable by Wikipedia or station website review.

This TV Adds Seven Tribune Media Stations To Date In 2015

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Duplicated Households For Markets- In some instances a network is carried on two stations in a market. The households in the market are counted twice if the network is broadcast on TV stations reaching different sections of large markets. In most cases the network will appear on a cable system on just one channel position, however, households for a TV station are calculated by the total households contained in the market and not just a small section of the total market. In addition, households are counted multiple times for a TV station depending on how many networks are carried on that station.

Roster of This TV’s 131 Affiliates

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Six out the of the top eight This TV markets are affiliated with Tribune Broadcasting.

Footnotes:

LPTV-Cable:– Class A, or LPTV stations, with cable are determined by Wikipedia, station website, or Internet search. LPTV-Cable stations may have one or multiple channels carried by either the entire market’s cable system or at least one cable system or direct broadcast satellite.

Roster of This TV’s 131 Affiliates

By | Subchannel Report


Six out the of the top eight This TV markets are affiliated with Tribune Broadcasting.

Footnotes:

LPTV-Cable:– Class A, or LPTV stations, with cable are determined by Wikipedia, station website, or Internet search. LPTV-Cable stations may have one or multiple channels carried by either the entire market’s cable system or at least one cable system or direct broadcast satellite.