The New Channel 2 News Achieves Continued Ratings Growth in November

The New Channel 2 News Achieves Continued Ratings Growth in November


DENVER, CO – November 22, 2017 – Colorado’s Own Channel 2, Tribune Broadcasting’s Denver CW affliate, enjoyed significant success during the November rating period with the best ratings period ever for its growing 7pm newscast, which was up 30% year-to-year.

The Daybreak morning show enjoyed a second-place finish in a very tight race; Channel 2 News at 4pm beat KMGH and Channel 2 News at 7pm grew significantly since last November.

From November ’16 to November ‘17, Channel 2 News Daybreak was number two in the time period, beating both KMGH and KCNC from 6-7 am; Channel 2 News was number two at 4pm, again beating KMGH; and Channel 2 News at 7pm grew 30% beating both KMGH and KCNC at 6pm. The station also launched a 7pm show on Saturdays and Sundays, which is of to a strong 1.1 rating in households.

This growth is a trend for KWGN for the past year. November 2016 through November 2017, the combined ratings for all Channel 2 newscasts increased.

“From Daybreak to nightfall, Channel 2 News is seeing exciting momentum and continued success,” said Joan Barrett, VP and General Manager of KWGN-TV. “Colorado viewers are embracing our Channel 2’s new time periods, counting on us to bring them critical information and enjoying the positive and uniquely Colorado stories we tell each and every day.”

“As we near the end of our 65th anniversary celebration, Colorado viewers continue to turn to Colorado’s Own Channel 2 for newscasts that cover our community, honor our heritage and take us places we’ve never gone,” said Brian Gregory, News Director of KWGN. “Channel 2 News is an important part of the Colorado community and will continue to serve our viewers with content that is unique to Colorado.”

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Source: Denver Nielsen Live+SD Nov ’17 ratings. Reissued 11/27/17 with amended sourcing

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