KTNV already has news in the 3:30 half hour and it gets awful numbers.
Everything on KTNV gets awful numbers.
Is it me or is Intermountain West not in good shape? They've sold off half their stations and now the flagship is ditching most of its syndicated programming.
Something tells me that there are financial problems at IWCC and the sale of almost everything outside of Nevada (they still own Beartooth NBC in Helena-Great Falls, plus KRNV and KSNV) is a sign of that.
They're fine. The non-Nevada stations have always been reliant on Vegas and Reno to cover their costs because there's so little advertising revenue in those markets.
KSNV is a CA$H COW during election years, and the only explanation for their expansion of news at the expense of syndication and "Days of Our Lives" would be expanded spot avails, which they'll ca$h in on in 2014...
What I expect in their new newscasts is expanded traffic coverage, and what they're known best for, political reporting.
Exactly. KSNV intends to be completely free of syndicated programming in 2016. Coincidently, there will an open seat for the Presidency and Harry Reid's seat will be up for election in 2016.
With Jim Rodgers' seeming desire to go all news and politics all the time, I wonder if he'll hand over the NBC affiliation to Our Lord and Savior as soon as those contracts expire?
It's possible, but you might have to wait awhile. Rogers signed one of the longest affiliation agreements in 2001. It doesn't expire until the end of 2017.
How does KSNV place in the market anyways? Isn't KLAS currently the ratings leader in that market?
Last I knew, the only show that KLAS consistently won in the last few years was the 11. KSNV pretty much won everything else. KSNV is number 1 in revenue by a wide margin.