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June 2015 Ratings Results

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The June ratings period ended on Wednesday, and the results are here! How did your favorite Boston station do this month?

Mornings: The morning news race was one again dominated by WCVB & WFXT, with WFXT winning at 4am and 4:30am. The station also narrowly beat Good Morning America in the 7-9am timeslot, achieving a score that was 0.07 points ahead of GMA. WCVB’s EyeOpener achieved the highest ratings at 5am and 6am, with the 6am hour having the highest rating out of any newscast in the A25-54 demographic. WHDH & WBZ finished in 3rd and 4th place overall respectively.

Noon: The noon newscast was also an extremely close race. WCVB & WHDH finished with a 0.9, but WCVB’s score was 0.07 points ahead of WHDH’s. WBZ finished with a 0.4 rating.

Evenings: WCVB continued its dominance during the early evening newscats, achieving a 1.6 rating at 5pm. WHDH followed with a 1.3, followed by WBZ with a 0.8 and WFXT with a 0.6. WCVB received the highest ratings at 6pm with a 2.3, followed by WHDH with a 1.3, WFXT with a 1.1, and WBZ with a 0.9.

Late News: WFXT had the highest rated newscasts in the late news category. In the Monday-Friday late news category, WFXT’s 10pm newscast finished first with a 2.1 rating, followed by WFXT’s 11pm newscast with a 1.9, WHDH’s 11pm newscast with a 1.8, WCVB’s 11pm newscast with a 1.5, WBZ’s 11pm newscast with a 0.6, WHDH’s 10pm newscast on WLVI with a 0.6, and WBZ’s 10pm newscast on WSBK with a 0.4. WFXT lead at 11pm, followed by WHDH, WCVB, and WBZ respectively.

WCVB achieved the highest ratings across every newscast in the Household and Total Viewers categories.

Below, view the press releases from WCVB and WFXT.

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WCVB Press Release

WFXT Press Release

Liam Martin Joins WBZ as News Anchor

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Liam Martin will be joining WBZ-TV 4 as a news anchor. Martin will co-anchor the 10pm newscast on sister station myTV38 with Paula Ebben from Monday through Thursday as well as the Sunday 6:30pm and 11pm newscasts with Kate Merrill. Martin will also report for WBZ’s early evening and 11pm newscasts from Monday-Thursday. The move was announced today by WBZ-TV News Director Gary LaPlante.

“We are excited to add one of the best reporters in Boston- and another Massachusetts native to our team of anchors,” LaPlante said, “Liam has excelled covering big stories – and we look forward to his contributions both as an anchor and reporter.”

Liam says he is thrilled to join the WBZ team.  “I grew up watching WBZ, and I’m now incredibly honored to join one of the more storied local news organizations in the country,” he said. “I can’t wait to get started.”

Liam joins WBZ from cross-town rival WCVB-TV, where he was a general assignment reporter. He’s covered a variety of stories at the station, including the Boston Olympic bid, the Market Basket saga, and the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.

Prior to moving to the Boston area, Liam worked at WILX-TV NBC 10 in Lansing, Michigan. Liam says he’s done almost every job at WILX, including weekend evening anchor and senior reporter, weekend morning anchor, weekday morning anchor, weekday evening anchor, live storm chaser/reporter, sports anchor, and sports reporter. While working in Michigan, Liam was named Best Reporter of 2012 by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. He was also awared Best Investigative Story in 2011 and Best Feature Story in 2012.

Liam’s journalism career started in 2008 when he joined the New England Sports Network (NESN), where he was a Celtics columnist for NESN.com. Liam joined WILX-TV in June 2009 and continued to work for NESN.com until leaving both jobs to join WCVB in June 2012.

Liam graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and certifications in Spanish and French. During college, Liam served as a Summer Analyst for the CIA, and was awarded for his analytic work while working there. Liam also attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and graduated at the top of his class in 2009 with a Masters in Journalism.

A Cohasset native, Liam begins anchoring at WBZ on Monday, June 1st.