KSAT continued its local news reign in the latest sweeps, while longtime basement dweller WOAI shook up the status quo by claiming No. 2 in some key news contests.
November Nielsen ratings indicate WOAI’s 5 p.m. newscast earned a 6.6 rating, pushing KENS’ half-hour (6.1) into third place for the first time in recent memory.
Another striking change happened at 10 p.m. WOAI’s late news, helmed by Randy Beamer and relatively new WOAI anchor Evy Ramos tied with KENS’ a perpetual second-place finisher, with a 6.3 rating.
KENS rallied at 6 p.m., however; that news half-hour, also anchored by Goldblatt and Lucero, held on to its No. 2 news status with a 7 rating versus WOAI’s 5.8.
KSAT, meanwhile, swept the local news races, claiming No. 1 in the morning, at noon, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The station also held on to a substantial lead at 10 p.m. with its 11.3 rating.
“We’re especially proud of our new, expanded 6 p.m. newscast,” KSAT spokesman David Cuccio said, “as our viewers have told us loud and clear that the early evening news hour fits exactly with their busy schedules.”