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newscopter7

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  1. CBS O&Os that were formerly Group W stations tend to outperform their CBS peers. While WCBS seems to have stabilized over the past few years, WBBM is blown up every few years in favor of the next best thing that will turn things around and in LA they threw in the towel on KCBS in favor of KCAL.
  2. Being on set makes such a huge difference—the show is better.
  3. Pittsburgh’s WPCW is set to be branded as KDKA+. Seems contradictory to the push to deemphasize legacy brands. With Neeraj Khemlani out the door, does this mean the end of “CBS News+City” branding? How long until Eyewitness News returns to KYW? https://triblive.com/aande/movies-tv/tv-talk-channel-19-to-re-brand-as-kdka-change-call-letters/
  4. My guess is it will mostly be a two person broadcast with Nydia continuing on weekends.
  5. Talk about throwing your career away….
  6. Was moving NN to 1A deliberate or just a result of there being no room in 30 Rock?
  7. Days hasn’t gone to Peacock to die. It’s one of Peacock’s most streamed series if not the most. And the show that replaced it on NBC is pulling 500,000 less viewers than Days.
  8. I don’t know that it’s fair to through WCBS in the same category as KCBS and WBBM. I think they’ve worked hard at recovering from the 1996 massacre and having become a competitor again. The new music may work for some stations, but it’s too light for New York. It’s why WABC has stuck with the 1999 version of the Eyewitness News theme. The version KABC uses is way too light for NYC.
  9. Michael Steele, Tim Miller, and Susan DelPircio are a few of the Republican contributors to MSNBC panels. Don’t forget 6 hours of their weekday schedule are lead by Republicans (Joe/4 and Nicolle/2).
  10. Maybe they’re preparing for Gayle’s eventual defection to CNN?
  11. Based on promos airing today, KDKA is not rebranding.
  12. Ctfu at the suggestion the station group that is consistently #1 would follow suit of the perennial bottom-dweller. It’d be like Walmart following Kmart’s lead
  13. Looks like 5th hour of Today isn’t pulling the numbers Days did.
  14. I can’t imagine an ABC O&O rolling out a cluster like this. Imagine if Disney wasn’t forced to divest KCAL when it bought CapCities. Eyewitness News is a recognizable brand. Eyewitness News on ABC7 and Eyewitness News on KCAL9. What CBS is doing now isn’t that different than their attempt with the Newscentral branding. It’s just CBS never sticks with anything.
  15. KNTV never was able to settle on a number (3/11). WVIT is 30. It’s a bit different with KPIX 5.
  16. I don’t think shuttering the CNN Center in Atlanta helps much with WBD’s mission to change CNN’s perceived liberal bias. I think the better move would be to move dayside operations out of the east and west coast bubbles and back to Atlanta. Leave the evening talk shows in NY and LA, but the rest should return to Atlanta.
  17. I stand corrected. Still her departure seemed out of left field.
  18. Has anything more come to light about Monica’s abrupt departure? It was strange that there was no on-air send off considering her tenure with the station.
  19. How is this not 2/9 Newscentral all over again?
  20. I only caught the tail end of David Muir’s interview, but was taken back by the manipulative, melodramatic score playing under the interview.
  21. There’s no female at 11–it’s the old white man show. Taking KD back to its pre-Patti days.
  22. What a dumb move it was canning Susan Koeppen.
  23. Good Lord, bring back the Group W 2. is there anyone recognizable left at KD besides Ken Rice and Pompeani?
  24. KCAL ought to pick him up for their new morning show.
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