March 5, 2007
KENS 5 Wins Top Ratings in Early Morning & 10 p.m. Newscasts, Local Programming
SAN ANTONIO -- KENS 5 announces victories in the February 2007 Nielsen rating period, with impressive wins for both the 10pm and early morning newscasts, as well as for KENS 5's top-rated local entertainment program, "Great Day, S.A."
For the 14th consecutive rating period, KENS 5 Eyewitness News at 10 outperformed all competitors as the most-watched 10pm newscast in South Texas.
KENS 5 Eyewitness News This Morning also finished in first place in the strategic 5am-7am time period.
And KENS 5's "Great Day, S.A." scored big with viewers. Hosted by Kristina Guererro, the 9am weekday variety show was San Antonio's top-rated local entertainment program.
"I want to congratulate the entire KENS 5 team," said KENS 5 General Manager Bob McGann. "We made a commitment to provide this community with the very best in local television coverage, and the audience response has been overwhelming.
"Our viewers have literally hundreds of channels to choose from, so it's quite an accomplishment that KENS 5 is the most-watched station in the San Antonio viewing area from sign-on to sign-off."
"We are very proud to continue to earn our place as South Texas' news leader," added KENS 5 News Director Kurt Davis. "Serving this community with breaking news, weather, and information is a responsibility we take very seriously. And when viewers are looking for news they can trust, KENS 5 is clearly their #1 choice."
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 February rating period. For more information call Allen Lansing Director of Creative Services 210-377-8734
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