FOX59 News Is Indy’s #1 Choice For Local News

FOX59 News Is Indy’s #1 Choice For Local News

WXIN wins mornings for the 20th consecutive sweep

June 5, 2018 — Tribune Broadcasting’s FOX59 is Central Indiana’s news leader.  During the recently completed May sweeps period, FOX59 once again won the top slot with Indianapolis adults 25-54 for 9 newscasts of the broadcast day according to Nielsen. In both the 6-7am and 7-9am time periods, WXIN holds more than 50% of the available news rating points, nearly doubling the closest competition in many time periods.

“From extensive team coverage of the Indy 500 to the tragic school shooting in Noblesville, no one covered the big story better than our team,” commented VP of News, Kerri Cavanaugh. “Our viewers know that they can count on our coverage every day, in every newscast and on any platform.”

#1 Morning News 4AM – 10AM

In the early evening, FOX59 News First at 4 and FOX59 News at 7 are number one, and WXIN’s 10pm and 11pm newscasts outperform all other late newscasts in either time period, making the FOX59 News at Ten AND Newspoint at 11 the top-rated late newscasts in the market.

“Our mornings have been on top for years, our early evenings are stronger than ever before and our late newscasts lead the market,” said Jamie Aitken, WXIN General Manager. “I am proud of the product that our team puts out every day and it is evident that the viewers have chosen FOX59 as their overwhelming favorite for local news.”

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit

Jessica Bellucci
VP, Communications
Tribune Broadcasting
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