WPIX Quietly Drops Newscast

If you tuned in to watch WPIX's 4 AM newscast you might have been surprised.

The 4:00 news hour on the struggling New York station has been replaced by reruns of the Cosby Show and the Jeffersons.

The newscast was not exactly a ratings hit. The first half hour of the 4 AM show was averaging around 0.5 rating which was on par with the network news shows on WCBS, WNBC, and WABC.  

But when the other local station started up their newscasts at 4:30AM, WPIX would drop to the back of the pack in the numbers.