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Incoming, outgoing on TEGNA8's Good Morning Texas

TEGNA8 is bringing in a new co-host for its long-running Good Morning Texas while Mike Castellucci segues back to the news department and Carrie McClure departs (as previously posted). All the details, plus a look at TEGNA8’s overall daytime scene, etc., are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Return of Troy Dungan & "Exploding Toilets" on CBS11 menu for 1st night of May "sweeps"

It’s all about getting ‘em in the tent. So here comes CBS11 with a one-two punch of weathercasting legend Troy Dungan and “Exploding Toilets” on opening night (Thursday, April 28) of the May “sweeps” ratings period. Further details, including an interview with Dungan, are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, in the latest D-FW ratings results, Fox4 and NBC5 traded punches in dominating Tuesday’s severe weather coverage while Fox’s Empire again ruled the Wednesday prime-time roost.
Ed Bark

Fox's Houdini & Doyle is fanciful/passable; CBS11's Jason Allen returns to early morns in new role

An escape artist and a mystery novelist team up to solve crimes in Fox’s Houdini & Doyle, which is set in London, 1901 and premieres on Monday, May 2nd. Our review is here.

Plus, former CBS11 interim early morning anchor Jason Allen is returning to the dawn patrol as part of a new configuration. It not coincidentally starts on the first day of the May “sweeps” ratings period, which fires up on Thursday, April 28th. Exclusive details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

More low ratings drama for Real Housewives of Dallas

Monday’s third episode of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Dallas continued its downward spiral in the national Nielsen ratings. Take a look on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Subtracting (and adding) the on-camera newsroom personnel at D-FW's four major providers

Since the start of 2014, Fox4, NBC5, TEGNA8 and CBS11 to date have lost 51 on-camera news personalities for various reasons. But three of the four stations have pretty much replenished the stock while the other lags far behind them. We break it all down on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, the Friday-Monday D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshots” cover the combined four post-season games played by the Dallas Mavericks (who have been eliminated) and the Dallas Stars (who have advanced to the second round. All the Nielsen numbers are right here.

Plus, NBC5 will air a half-hour tribute to chief meteorologist David Finfrock on Saturday, April 30th to commemorate his 40 years at the Fort Worth-based station. Here are the details.
Ed Bark