Speaking of dead last, let's head out to Denver. Besides TEGNA and Sinclair, Scripps has been making changes across its station group. At KMGH, they whacked GM Brad Remington and turned over a good portion of their news talent and staff. The result? No improvement.
Monday - Friday 6 a.m.
9NEWS (KUSA) A25-54 Rating 2.39, 24.9 Share
Good Day CO (KDVR) 0.80/8.3
CBS4 News (KCNC) 0.63/6.5
Daybreak (KWGN) 0.47/4.9
7News Now (KMGH) 0.33/3.4
M - F 5 p.m.
9NEWS (KUSA) 2.08/12
CBS 4 News (KCNC) 1.04/6.0
Fox 31 News (KDVR) 0.89/5.1
7 News (KMGH) 0.43/2.4
M - F 5:30 p.m. National News
NBC Nightly News (KUSA) 2.67/13.2
CBS Evening News (KCNC) 1.21/6.0
ABC World News (KMGH) 0.49/2.4
M - F 6 p.m.
Next with Kyle Clark (KUSA) 1.98/8.9
CBS 4 News (KCNC) 0.83/3.7
7 News (KMGH) 0.71/3.2
M - F 10 p.m.
9NEWS (KUSA) 2.88/10.1
CBS 4 News (KCNC) 1.39/4.9
Fox 31 Nightside (KDVR) 1.00/3.5
7 News (KMGH) 0.90/3.2
Here's something interesting. With all of the pressure put on news people to perform well on social media, it seems 'likes' and 'follows' don't translate to ratings. In these categories, KMGH comes in second:
Facebook Fans (As of 3/2/2017)
Twitter Followers (As of 3/2/2017)
As we've been saying, no one has been able to verify that having a billion social media followers, makes a significant difference in the ratings. One has to wonder, with Remington gone from the station, how long will it be before the ND gets the blade?
*Ratings numbers via 9News.com.