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WOFL-Fox 35 is owned by Fox Television Stations. It originally went on the air on March 31, 1974, as WSBW -- Orlando's first independent station. The 1970s recession hit WSWB hard. Station owner Sun World Broadcasting ran into money troubles and was forced to file for bankruptcy in January 1976 -- which eventually forced Channel 35 off the air. Among those who tried to buy the station were Ted Turner and Christian broadcast Pat Robertson. After a great deal of legal squabbling over WSWB's assets, the Omega Group ended up with ownership. It changed the call letters to WOFL (for Orlando, FL) and returned Channel 35 to the air in 1979. Meredith Corp. then purchased WOFL in 1982 and owned it unt... Show more »
WOFL-Fox 35 is owned by Fox Television Stations. It originally went on the air on March 31, 1974, as WSBW -- Orlando's first independent station. The 1970s recession hit WSWB hard. Station owner Sun World Broadcasting ran into money troubles and was forced to file for bankruptcy in January 1976 -- which eventually forced Channel 35 off the air. Among those who tried to buy the station were Ted Turner and Christian broadcast Pat Robertson. After a great deal of legal squabbling over WSWB's assets, the Omega Group ended up with ownership. It changed the call letters to WOFL (for Orlando, FL) and returned Channel 35 to the air in 1979. Meredith Corp. then purchased WOFL in 1982 and owned it until 2002, when it swapped stations with Fox Broadcasting -- gaining the Fox-owned station in Portland, Ore, in exchange for Channel 35. Fox also owns WRBW-Channel 65 in Orlando. « Show less

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  • George Zimmerman: Ratings remain strong

    George Zimmerman: Ratings remain strong
    Local TV ratings suggest that interest in the George Zimmerman trial remains high. The trial scored its biggest TV audiences Thursday morning (244,200 total viewers) and afternoon (242,200 viewers). Monday afternoon, when lead detective Chris Serino...
  • June ratings: WFTV wins most news races

    June ratings: WFTV wins most news races
    The June ratings produced a range of winners -- a sign of the market's increasing competitiveness. WFTV-Channel 9 offered the most-watched news at 6 a.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. for the ratings period, which ended Wednesday. WOFL-Channel 35 claimed...
  • May ratings winners: WFTV at 11 p.m.; WESH at 5 p.m.

    May ratings winners: WFTV at 11 p.m.; WESH at 5 p.m.
    The May TV ratings reflect that Orlando is far from being a one-station town for local news. Central Florida viewers do shop around. WFTV-Channel 9 returned to No. 1 at 11 p.m. in a tight race for viewers in the 25-to-54 age group, which is most...
  • April ratings: WESH No. 1 at 5 p.m.; WKMG tops at 11

    April ratings: WESH No. 1 at 5 p.m.; WKMG tops at 11
    April ratings underscore just how tight the race for Central Florida viewers has become and how the competition is challenging longtime leader WFTV-Channel 9. The numbers in this story, unless otherwise noted, reflect viewers in the 25-to-54 age group,...
  • April ratings: WFTV, WKMG, WOFL post late-news wins

     
    In households, WFTV continued to show dominance. At 11 weeknights, WFTV averaged 73,400 homes to WKMG's 62,800, WESH's 43,200 and WOFL's 20,500....
  • WFTV cleans up in November sweeps

     
    The folks at WFTV-Channel 9 can start spreading the news:  They were the big winners in the November ratings period known as sweeps. WFTV said it had won every news time slot in the 25-to-54 age group, which is most crucial to news advertisers. The...
  • WESH, bolstered by Olympics, gets ratings gold for August

     
    August has been the best of times for WESH-Channel 2. The Orlando NBC affiliate, which enjoyed a tremendous lift from the Summer Olympics, posted big victories in early and late news. Local stations strive to win the 25-to-54 age group, which is most...
  • WESH trumpets late, early news victories for September

     
    NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 is claiming victories in late and early news for the September ratings period that ended Wednesday. WESH won in late news last month, thanks to a lift from the Olympic Games in London. WESH got support this month from a strong...
  • WFTV wins October ratings race; ABC lineup is tops

     
    Breaking news: WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner in October news ratings. The ABC affiliate won at 11 p.m., held off WESH-Channel 2 at 5 p.m. and emerged as the clear leader in the morning. The October ratings period ended Wednesday; the November sweeps...
  • WOFL Fox 35 boss going to Fox in Chicago

     
    Dennis Welsh, general manager at WOFL Fox 35 in Central Florida, has been promoted to the same job at WFLD Fox 32 in Chicago. Jack Abernethy, chief executive officer of Fox Television Stations, announced Welsh's appointment in a statement Friday...
  • July ratings: WESH pleased with depleted numbers

     
    The winners usually supply the main news in the monthly ratings report, and WFTV-Channel 9 continued its winning streak in most time slots (the 5 a.m. hour was an exception). The headline for July, however, is the strong showing by WESH-Channel 2...