Channel 5 is beating the competition in the ratings

To compete in local news arms race, KCAL expands to 7 hours of morning TV The following are excerpts from a new chapter in the history of KCAL’s growth and development. From KCBS’ “Satellite…

Channel 5 is beating the competition in the ratings

To compete in local news arms race, KCAL expands to 7 hours of morning TV

The following are excerpts from a new chapter in the history of KCAL’s growth and development.

From KCBS’ “Satellite News”

A quick look at a map reveals a remarkable story. In May, before the election, Channel 5 had just six affiliates. Now they are operating with about a dozen. It is like having 12 news outlets in a single area.

When I asked whether this new wave of growth will help the station to move up in the ratings, I was told that this is a good sign that it could.

“We are now on the right side of the numbers, the numbers that we were on before,” said Channel 5’s vice president of news, Andy Miller.

“It is always nice to be on the right side of the story,” said Bob Vinson, Channel 5’s top executive.

Miller said that Channel 5 has been making ratings improvements “as fast as we can.”

But the station is no longer on the bleeding edge of the latest news and information technology. With its seven-hour-a-day morning show, Channel 5 is competing with all the other local news stations.

“I think you would agree that five or six channels, including KPHO, Channel 4, Channel 2 or Channel 7, could give you an idea of what the competition is like,” Miller said.

But for two years Channel 5 has been beating the competition in the numbers, and ratings seem to be holding good for the station.

“They are on the right side of the numbers,” said KPHO general manager Rick Allen.

This isn’t just about the news. I asked Miller and Vinson if the news shows had been successful, but they were surprised to hear that it is the stories, more than anything, that people are tuning in.

“We are in this place with a lot of competition within the industry,” Miller said. “We are not going to dominate the local news arena if we don’t do a good job.”

This is not the first time a news station has started out strong, and then grown to a station that was number one nationally.

“They used to be

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