The Channel 6 Action News Thread

Discussion in 'Philadelphia News' started by HulkieD, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. NCFLMedia

    NCFLMedia Station Group CEO

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    It probably debuted on Saturdays too but will wait until the college football season is over for it to debut on Saturdays as well.
     
  2. Mrknowitall526

    Mrknowitall526 Managing Editor

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    How odd. Is 1.5 hours of news on Sunday night really necessary? I suppose it's probably cheaper than syndicated shows.

    Doesn't the network usually air sports things at that time?
     
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    Not sure. But they are not the first to do this. WABC debuted this two years ago.
     
  4. CircleSeven

    CircleSeven Midnight Presenter

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    Besides College Football and the NBA, ABC don't carry alot of live sports events these days. Whenever sporting events roll after 5pm, the news would be pre-empted. I remember WABC started the new weekend 5pm after ABC cancelled ESPN Sports Saturday.

    But I do think that these endless hours of news is unnecessary, especially when its hardly any viewership that early on the weekends.
     
  5. PlaidWx

    PlaidWx Plaid Weatherman

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    That's interesting. I thought it was just special coverage for Hurricane Irma. Is it really necessary to have a 5pm broadcast on a Sunday? Didn't think that many people watched during the weekend
     
  6. NCFLMedia

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    WPLG does it, WSVN does it, WABC does it, most stations in the west coast do it. So... yeah.
     
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    mrschimpf Managing Editor

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    Do you want that advertising money and viewers going to your own station with up-to-date content, or for those viewers to scoff as you run Byron Allen barter junket product that's free to run but makes you look no better than Logo running Golden Girls reruns as an alternative viewing option to the NFL?

    Even in the Central Time Zone I'm seeing more and more stations looking for more current content in that dead zone; some stations re-run their local public affairs stuff for awake audiences rather than what the syndication industry insultingly calls their 'original weekend content'.
     
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  8. HulkieD

    HulkieD COUNT ON IT

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    Plus I should mention that WPVI's new 5pm weekend newscasts are replacing paid programming, which is another weekend programming option. Better to get that ad money flowing on the weekends.
     
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  9. Eyewitness News-man

    Eyewitness News-man N.W.A: News-man With Attitude.

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    Even I'd rather watch Golden Girls reruns than that (and this is from the guy originally named ActionNewsLove). But I think as long as they get more out of this, I'm cool with it.
     
  10. cna247

    cna247 Newsroom Intern

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    You would prefer Golden Girls.

    By the way, just a reminder in case you forgot (I haven't after you unceremoniously had a hissy fit with me and flipped out), you don't like it when your former username is revealed so it might be a good idea not to mention it again.
     
  11. Eyewitness News-man

    Eyewitness News-man N.W.A: News-man With Attitude.

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    Sure why not? I'll give you the satisfaction cause I brought it up this time.
     

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