26 Mar KTLA 5 CONTINUES TO BE LOS ANGELES’ MOST WATCHED LOCAL AM AND PM NEWS
LOS ANGELES – May 26, 2017 – KTLA, Tribune Broadcasting’s Los Angeles television station, continues growing its viewership, registering impressive gains in key ratings demos in the recently-completed May sweeps period. With a first place rank in AM News, Daytime News, Early News, 10PM News, Weekend AM News and Sports Final, the station’s local news is watched by more adults 18-49 and 25-54 than any other in Los Angeles.
“KTLA continues its legacy of local news leadership, and remains Southern California’s #1 source for local news coverage,” said Don Corsini President and General Manager. “KTLA’s weekday 4-10a and weekend 6-10a morning blocks attract more Southland viewers than any other local news competitor, including A18-49 and A25-54. KTLA News at 1p/3p outranks local news competitors from 10a-5p with A1849 and A2554. I’m especially proud of our early news competitive performance and growth from 6-7pm, and finally our news at 10pm and Sports Final rank #1 to claim most watched 10pm newscast M-Sun in Southern California. The May sweep is a continuation of KTLA’s record breaking ratings success, of which we are very proud”.
WEEKDAY MORNING NEWS
KTLA’S AM NEWS ROTATION (4-10a) IS THE MOST WATCHED WEEKDAY AM NEWS
- Watched by more viewers than any other local weekday news block, with an increase of +8% over May ‘16.
- News at 6a: Wins its THIRD consecutive May sweep with both A18-49 (1.1) and A25-54 (1.4). News at 6a has also been consistently #1 every rating period with A18-49 and A25-54 since Sept‘15 and April‘15, respectively.
- News at 7a: Wins FIFTH consecutive May sweep with A18-49 and A25-54. Attains highest A18-49 rating (1.1) since Nov ‘13 and highest A25-54 (1.6) rating since May 2006. #1 with both A18-49 and A25-54 every consecutive book since July ‘15
- News at 9a: Wins FOURTH consecutive May sweep with A18-49 (0.6) and A25-54 (0.8), and has been consistently #1 since Sept ’15.
WEEKEND MORNING NEWS
MOST WATCHED WEEKEND MORNING NEWS
- Weekend mornings 6-10a, KTLA was most watched among local news blocks with an average Persons 2+ viewership of 138,000, up +17% over May ‘16.
MOST WATCHED DAYTIME NEWS
- KTLA News at 1p ranks #1 in its time period with A18-49 (0.4) and A25-54 (0.5)
- And, both KTLA News at 1p and 3p occupy the top A18-49 and A25-54 weekday 10a-5p local news ranks. (News at 3p 0.3 RA18-49 and 0.4 A25-54.)
EARLY NEWS (WEEKNIGHTS)
- KTLA’s weekday 6-7p news hour edged out KCBS for #3 rank with A18-49 (0.3) and A25-54 (0.4) and also surpassed other local early news hours.
MOST WATCHED MONDAY-SUNDAY 10PM NEWSCAST
- News at 10p continues to reign as L.A.’s most watched Monday-Sunday 10p newscast. (Persons 2+: 152,000)
- KTLA Sports Final is the most watched prime sports show (114,000).
“KTLA’s news teams are dedicated to bringing viewers the highest quality coverage, we are grateful the viewers of Los Angeles are turning to KTLA to get news and information about what is going on locally, nationally and internationally,” said Jason Ball, Vice President and News Director, KTLA 5.
Source: Los Angeles Nielsen Live+SD
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