While the CBS/Time Warner retrans pissing match keeps going, the O&O's are watching their news numbers take a dive.
KCBS in Los Angeles 5PM newscast dropped 33% in their ratings from the week before. Their 11 p.m. newscast dropped 25 percent.
The same thing happened at CBS O&O KTVT in Dallas.
The station saw their 6 p.m. newscast fall 19 percent, while its 11 p.m. newscast is down 13 percent.
Heading to the Big Apple and WCBS. The ratings for the station's 11 p.m. newscast are off 17 percent.
CBS Viewers are sampling over newscasts in the market and there is a chance the CBS stations may not get those viewers back.
Let's hope it's worth the money grab that parent network CBS is making.