In the morning, Eyewitness News This Morning with Lori Stokes and Ken Rosato is number one from 4:30-5am in DMA households and the key 25-54 demo. The 5am hour of Eyewitness News has more viewers than any two of its competitors combined, notably beating WCBS and WNBC. At 6am, WABC is the leader again, with double the viewers as its closest competitor. The 6am WABC broadcast is up 37% total DMA households and up 54% in the 25-54 demo.
For the network timeslot of 7-9am, "Good Morning America" on WABC holds a 61% advantage in New York DMA households and a 31% advantage in the 25-54 demo over its closest competitor.
For 12 Noon news, WABC remains the leader. Eyewitness News at Noon, with Lori Stokes and Ken Rosato, has a 65% lead over its closest competitor. In the 25-54 demo, the noon newscast has more viewers than all of its competitors combined for that demo.
Eyewitness News First at 4pm, the only New York City news on at 4, is the only timeslot that WABC doesn't lead. That said, First at 4, anchored by Liz Cho and David Novarro, has apparently grown significantly over the past year and has comparable ratings to 5 & 6pm broadcasts. Judge Judy on WCBS and the Ellen DeGeneres Show on WNBC attract more viewers in the timeslot.
At 5pm, when all of the New York stations air a newscast, WABC is still number one. With a 25% lead in DMA households and a 67% lead in the 25-54 demo over competitors, WABC is the clearly the winner with Eyewitnews News at 5, anchored by Diana Williams and Sade Baderinwa.
At 6pm, WABC comes out on top once again. With a 37% lead in DMA households over its closest competitor and an extremely large 80% lead in the 25-54 demo, Eyewitness News at 6, anchored by Bill Ritter and Liz Cho, has spent the last 117 sweeps in first place.
At 11pm, Eyewitness News at 11 with Bill Ritter and Sade Baderinwa continues to dominate the competition, with a 30% lead in DMA households and has twice as many viewers in the 25-54 demo than its closest competitor.
For the weekends, WABC continues the winning streak.
Eyewitness News This Morning (Weekend) with Phil Lipof and Michelle Charlesworth holds the number one spot on both DMA households and the key 25-54 demo. The newscasts, which air on Satuday and Sunday mornings, have seen 25% DMA household growth over last year and 43% growth in the 25-54 demo.
Eyewitness News at 11 (weekend), anchored by Joe Torres and Sandra Bookman, also leads DMA households and the 25-54 demo.
Nightline, the ABC News program which airs weeknight sat 12:35am on WABC, also gave WABC a victory, taking the top spot in DMA households and tying for the 25-54 demo in that slot.
In terms of WABC's web ventures, the station's news mobile apps have millions of views per month, the Alarm app has 2.5 million views per month, and the AccuTrack weather app currently draws over a million users a month. 7online also continues to be successful, with over 10 million views per month and a increasing numbers of unique visitors.
This sweeps resulted in an overall dominance of the market for WABC-TV, which topped the ratings for every news-competitive timeslot.
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