FOX31 Denver Sees Historic Wins in May and Becomes Denver’s Fastest Growing Newscast

FOX31 Denver Sees Historic Wins in May and Becomes Denver’s Fastest Growing Newscast

May 25, 2017 – FOX31 Denver, Tribune Broadcasting’s FOX affiliate, saw ratings growth in almost every newscast during the May rating period, beating KCNC and KMGH for the first time at 6am, 5pm and 10pm.

In the key Adults 25-54 demographic, May ’16 vs May ’17, Mon-Fri ratings for FOX31 News at 6am grew by 83%, FOX31 News at 5pm grew by 60%, FOX31 News at 9pm grew by 64%, and FOX31 News at 10pm grew by 20%.

“May was a turning point in Denver television, after seven consecutive rating periods of growth, it is clear viewers are switching to FOX31 News,” said Joan Barrett, VP and General Manager of KDVR-TV. “Our Problem Solvers investigations, Accurate Pinpoint Weather Forecasts, and community involvement have made FOX31 Denver’s fastest growing newscast.”

November through May, the combined ratings for all FOX31 newscasts increased 23%. In the same period, KMGH newscasts decreased 17%; KCNC newscasts decreased 12%; and KUSA newscasts decreased 3%.

“These numbers show the audience is sampling our news and they like what they see,” said Holly Gauntt, News Director of KDVR-TV. “Denver families know they can trust FOX31 to gather all the facts, report them accurately, and get the story right.”


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Joan Barrett