The news that NBC is considering canning its 10 p.m. programming slot and handing it over to local stations may have farther-reaching implications beyond the 2023-24 season. Looking ahead, digital analyst and former ABC Daytime president Brian Frons sees that decision as a potential death knell for broadcast TV’s scripted drama programming.
WMUR To Air 10 P.M. News On Subchannel
The Hearst-owned Manchester, N.H. (Boston), ABC affiliate will launch a 10 p.m. newscast starting in January 2012. The newscast will air weekdays on MeTV New Hampshire (WMUR’s second digital channel).
The New York MNT affiliate is replacing its 11 o’clock news with the new broadcast beginning June 27. Brenda Blackmon and Harry Martin remain as anchors.