MARKET SHARE | DMA 48: LOUISVILLE, KY

WDRB Adding Hour Newscast Weekdays At 5

DMA 178

WWNY Watertown To Expand News In 2018

United Communications Corp.’s CBS affiliate WWNY Watertown, N.Y. (DMA 178), said today it will launch a 5 p.m. newscast First at 5 in early 2018. The new broadcast will air live weekdays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and will be produced and anchored by veteran newsman John Moore. “Our news expansion demonstrates our commitment not only […]

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

WWSI Launches New Weekday News Next Week

Telemundo-owned WWSI Philadelphia (DMA 4) will introduce a new half-hour weekday newscast on Monday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. Iris Delgado will anchor Noticiero Telemundo62 a las 5 PM. “We are thrilled that Iris Delgado will lead our 5 p.m. newscast,” said Ric Harris, the station’s president-GM. “We also look forward to expanding our coverage for our […]

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WFLD To Debut 5 P.M. News On July 5

DMA 3

WFLD Chicago Finalizing 5 P.M. News Plans

On the heels of NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago announcing the launch of a 4 p.m. Monday-through-Friday newscast comes word that Fox-owned WFLD is ready to pull the trigger on a 5 p.m. weekday newscast. It’s been talked about for years, but insiders say it finally will happen this summer.

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM To Launch 5 P.M. Newscast

The Grand Rapids, Mich., ABC affil will debut the broadcast on Sept. 8. Juliet Dragos and Nick LaFave will co-anchor.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

WGN Adding 5 P.M. Weekend Newscast

The new broadcast will debut July 12 on the Tribune-owned Chicago CW affiliate.

DMA 92

WJCL Savannah Adds News At 5 And 5:30 P.M.

ABC affiliate WJCL Savannah, Ga. (DMA 92) is again expanding its local news, adding weekday broadcasts at 5 and 5:30 p.m. The station is owned by LIN Media, which in March entered into a $1.6 billionmerger with Media General. Before that deal can close, the companies will have to sell or swap stations in five […]

DMA 65

WCHS Charleston Launches 5 P.M. Newscast

The new broadcast will debut on the Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate in West Virginia on Jan. 13. Judge Judy will move to the 4-5 p.m. timeslot.

DMA 7 (BOSTON)

WFXT Adding An Hour Of News At 5 P.M.

Fox25 News at 5:00 will debut in Boston on Oct. 7 and will be anchored by Maria Stephanos, Mark Ockerbloom and Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz.

DMA 80 (PORTLAND, ME)

WMTW Portland Adding 5 P.M. Newscast

Starting Sept. 9, The Hearst-owned ABC affiliate will offer a 5 p.m. broadcast. It will include anchor Tracy Sabol and meteorologist Roger Griswold.

DMA 47

KEYE Austin Bringing Back 5 P.M. Newscast

Beginning June 18, the CBS affiliate will scrap its 4 p.m. We Are Austin Live show and, at the same time, revive its 5 p.m. newscast, which was nixed about three years ago.

DMA 27

WBFF Baltimore To Add 5 P.M. Newscast

The early news in Charm City is going to get more competitive starting April 9 when Sinclair’s Fox affiliate introduces a newscast at 5 p.m. anchored by the station’s first-string team of Jeff Barnd and Jennifer Gilbert.

DMA 2

KTTV Poised To Launch 5 P.M. Newscast

The Los Angeles Fox O&O begins its new hour weekday broadcast on Monday, Sept. 12.

DMA 1

WPIX New York To Enter 5 P.M. News Race

Tribune’s CW affiliate jumps into New York’s 5 p.m. news race next Monday, and the folks there aren’t shooting for the entire audience in the hour — just a piece of it. That’s because, given the competition, a small piece will give the station a respectable performance in a tough time slot.

DMA 1

WPIX To Debut 5 P.M. Newcast In September

Tribune’s New York CW affiliate is expanding its weekday news coverage by adding a 5 p.m. newscast starting in early September. A source says the new, one-hour broadcast will target women.