WREG News Channel 3 Ranks #1 in Weekday, Weekend Newscasts

WREG News Channel 3 Ranks #1 in Weekday, Weekend Newscasts

Memphis – WREG-TV News Channel 3, Tribune Broadcasting’s Memphis station, ranked #1 in nearly every newscast during the July sweeps measurement period. WREG topped other stations in head-to-head news ratings races, including the 430AM, 5AM and 6AM early morning newscasts, 9AM, Noon, 4PM, 4:30PM, 5PM, and 10PM. WREG grew its audience from 2016, and produced wins in every weekend newscast and in all but one newscast during the week.

WREG’s success continues, having ranked #1 in local newsfor more than five years now. “Even though some viewers have different schedules and different priorities over the summer, our promise remains the same: put the audiencefirst,” said News Director Bruce Moore. “We’re both humbled and emboldened by viewers recognizing thatpromise in our coverage, and for continuing to choose us.”

“We are so pleased viewers invited us into their homes again,” added President and General Manager Ron Walter. “New additions to our anchor teams—Greg Hurst at night and Todd Demers in the morning—have demonstrated their determination to work for everyone in the Memphis viewing area, and tell important stories that make a difference in their lives.”

Nielsen Media Research measures viewing monthly in the Memphis TV market. These results are for the 28-day period from June29—July 26. Here are complete live +same-day viewing household numbers by time period:


WREG News Channel 3 wins early mornings from 4:30-7AM.

WREG Live at 9:00 wins against WHBQ’s and WATN’s local news.

WREG News Channel 3 wins midday news, beating the combined totals of all competitors’ 11AM and 12PM local news shows.

WREG News Channel 3 wins at 4, 4:30, 5:00, and 10PMtoo.

WMC’s lone weekday win comes at 6PM, held up by strong network and syndicated programs before and after.

WREG’s Friday Sports Overtime with Glenn Carver is the highest rated local sports program on any medium, winning its time period—10:15-10:30.


WREG News Channel 3 is also the top-rated news all day long, beating competitors in every weekend local news time period.

Nielsen Household ratings results below:

Results key:

FirstPlaceSecondPlaceThirdPlaceFourthPlaceNo local news

​​​Monday -Friday

4:30 AM3.21.61.5
5:00 AM4.
5:30 AM5.
9:00 AM5.04.80.8
11:00 AM2.90.8
4:00 PM6.04.0
4:30 PM5.94.9
5:00 PM7.
6:00 PM6.77.74.1
9:00 PM5.11.5
10:00 PM9.
Morning Local News (average Rating)5.33.52
5:00 PM42.9
6:00 PM5.23.4.6
9:00 PM2.61.3
10:00 PM7.86.0.7
Morning Local News (average Rating)
5:00 PM4.
9:00 PM3.8.8
10:00 PM9.

WREG-TV News Channel 3 is owned by Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) 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 more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approximately 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 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 32% interest in CareerBuilder, LLC and a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.