Best and Worst of TV News 2014: TV Markets

The best and worst TV markets in 2014.

The Best:



OK first off, the weather isn't exactly great in Pittsburgh this time of year, but if you want competition, this is the market.

Pittsburgh is one of the most competitive markets in the country. Each station is within a few rating points of each other and the ratings leader often flip flops from book to book.

There is a lot of news in the Burgh and it is a sports town where the sportscasts actually matter and are not  throw away like in many other markets.

The Burgh is not the most exciting place to live, but with great history, awesome food and fanatical sports fans, you could do a lot worse.

The cost of living is reasonable and the stations are owned by CBS, Hearst and Cox, so you have strong TV groups fighting it out for number one. 

The Worst:


Come's Toledo.

If you don't work at WTVG then you are pretty much at a dog station in a dog market.

But you do have the Mud Hens. 

By the way, St. Louis came in a very close second. 

Next up best/worst station ownership group.