WTVR CBS 6 is Central Virginia’s Most Watched News Station

WTVR CBS 6 is Central Virginia’s Most Watched News Station

CBS 6 Is #1 Morning to Night for the First Time in Over 30 Years

Unique content, engaging personalities and a commitment to the community

Richmond, VA December 19, 2017 – WTVR, CBS 6, Tribune Broadcasting’s Central Virginia television station, ranked #1 in eight out of nine newscasts (Mon-Friday) in total viewers for the November 2017 ratings period.  While WTVR has consistently ranked #1 in its morning newscasts over the last 12 months, this marks the first time in three decades that WTVR is the undisputed broadcast news leader from morning to night in Richmond, Virginia.
With a combination of unique content, engaging personalities/storytellers and the amplified commitment to the community, CBS 6 is proud to announce it has delivered the highest ratings (Nielsen, Nov 2017) at 430am, 5am, 530am, 6am, Noon, 5pm, 530pm and 11pm.  WTVR also captured the most viewers during weekend mornings.

News Director Sheryl Barnhouse stated, “Our seasoned reporting staff deliver impactful, compelling and meaningful stories about Central Virginia’s, and work every day to solve individual and community problems.  We believe this focus on original local content and our dedication to making a difference in the community is resonating with our viewers.”

WTVR’s 6am newscasts achieved the 3rd highest rating (8.0) of any metered market station in the country in November 2017, behind only the CBS affiliates in Dayton, OH and Nashville, TN.

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 more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 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 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information, please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

Jessica Bellucci
VP, Communications
Tribune Broadcasting
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