The New Channel 2 News Achieves Record Growth in May

The New Channel 2 News Achieves Record Growth in May

May 25, 2017 – Colorado’s Own Channel 2, Tribune Broadcasting’s Denver CW affiliate, made impressive gains in the May rating period, including double digit growth in both the morning and 4pm news.

From May ’16 to May ‘17, Channel 2 News Daybreak grew 11% to beat both KMGH and KCNC from 6-7 am; Channel 2 News at 4pm grew 61% to beat KMGH; and Channel 2 News at 7pm grew 11% to beat KMGH at 6pm.

This growth is a trend for KWGN over the last several months.

In the key Adults 25-54 demographic, November ’16 to May ’17, Mon-Fri ratings for Channel 2 Daybreak grew by 25%; Channel 2 News at 4pm grew by 24%; and Channel 2 News at 7pm grew by 2%.

“Exciting things are happening at Channel 2 News with the launch of our new Colorado set and the return of veteran anchor Ernie Bjorkman,” said Joan Barrett, VP and General Manager of KWGN-TV. “We are very pleased to see such a positive and immediate growth for the new Channel 2 News.”

November through May, the combined ratings for all Channel 2 newscasts increased 17%. In the same period, KMGH newscasts decreased 17%, KCNC newscasts decreased 12% and KUSA newscasts decreased 3%.

“Viewers are recognizing that this is a newscast by, for, and about Colorado,” said Holly Gauntt, News Director of KDVR-TV. “Channel 2 News is Colorado’s first newscast, and it’s still the most unique.”


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Joan Barrett