The results of the local May sweeps ratings feel a lot like a repeat.
KUTV-Ch. 2 repeated as the late-news champion by a significant margin, along with winning most of the other news timeslots. And, overall, the audience for local TV news continues to shrink,
Here's how the Monday-Friday late-news numbers stacked up in the four-week May sweeps, which concluded on Wednesday:
1. KUTV-Ch. 2 •8.3 rating/18 share, 76,500 homes
2. KSL-Ch. 5 •5.7 rating/13 share, 52,500 homes
3. KSTU-Ch. 13 •4.5 rating/9 share, 41.500 homes
4. KTVX-Ch. 4 •3.1 rating/7 share, 28.600 homes
(A rating point represents 1 percent of the 921,240 TV-equipped homes that Nielsen estimates are in the Salt Lake television market; a share point represent 1 percent of the homes where someone is watching TV at a given time. The number of homes is an approximation.)