December 1, 2006
KENS 5 Announces Ratings Victory in Early Morning & 10 p.m. Newscasts
SAN ANTONIO -- KENS 5 continues its news dominance in the November Nielsen ratings, winning the number #1 newscast position for both early morning and evening news. KENS 5 out-performed all San Antonio competitors, earning a 13 rating/20 share for the 10pm newscast Monday-Friday. Over the 7-day rankings KENS 5's performance was even more impressive, averaging a 14 rating/21 share at 10pm.
KENS 5 also took top place with its early morning news, attracting San Antonio's largest TV audience in the strategic 5am-7am time period.
"I could not be happier with the 5-7am and 10pm newscast. This win is a milestone for KENS 5, it marks 4 years in a row that Eyewitness News at 10 has been number one and our 6am news is the fastest growing newscast in the market," said KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann. "The viewers are clearly making a choice to turn to KENS 5 as they begin and finish their day. We are extremely pleased with the outstanding performance of our newscasts."
"We are very proud that viewers have again chosen KENS 5 as their preferred station for television news," added KENS 5 News Director Kurt Davis. "Our news team is dedicated to providing this community with the most complete, in-depth news coverage ever seen in South Texas. And we are thrilled that our community is watching and appreciating that commitment."
Anchored by Chris Marrou and Sarah Lucero, along with Chief Meteorologist Bill Taylor and sports anchor Joe Reinagel, KENS 5 Eyewitness News at 10 consistently out-scored all other local newscasts during the November rating period.
KENS 5 Eyewitness News This Morning, anchored by Fred Lozano, Ainsley Earhardt, Meteorologist Paul Mireles, and Traffic Reporter Megan Alexander, was the viewers' choice in the morning, outscoring all other AM newscasts in the crucial 5am-7am time period.
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