THE PRICE POINT

KSFY-KDLT: A Model Of Top 4 Consolidation

Six months after the merger of two Top Four non-failing stations under Gray ownership, increased news offerings and wider signal coverage are among the results.

Report: Broadcast TV Viewing Mostly Live

Sports, news, competition shows and latenight programs now account for between half and three-quarters of the Big Four’s gross ratings points, according to a new MoffettNathanson report. NBC, home of Sunday Night Football and The Voice, is most heavily reliant on live — for better or worse.

TVNEWSCHECK FOCUS ON BUSINESS

D2 Offers A1 Opportunity For Big Four Nets

In dozens of markets, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are found on the digital subchannels of full-power stations. The Big Four-D2 affiliations work for the networks and they work for the stations, which might otherwise fill subchannels with second-tier broadcast networks like CW or MNT or one of the myriad start-up networks like ThisTV, LATV, RTN or TheCoolNetwork.