UPDATE as of 1:15 p.m. on 9/11/2014: This addition to a noon news for WGCL 46 will mean that CBS 46 Better Mornings Atlanta at 9:00 a.m. will be cut, in order for the noon news to make way. The 9:00 a.m. hour will be replaced by The Better Show from Meredith Corporation, WGCL 46’s owners who also operate WPCH 17, under a LMA with Time Warner.
Thanks to Dontryl Alexander for this great tip! and it looks like a struggling station will bring back one newscast after a 3-year absence. WGCL 46 is adding the noon newscast back to their schedule. Starting Monday September 15th, the half-hour CBS 46 News at Noon will make it’s return. Jocelyn Connell will anchor the new newscast with weather from meteorologist Jim Loznicka.
After the new newscast premieres, there’s another new program coming, but it’s more of a lifestyle/paid business program. Atlanta Unplugged makes it’s debut at 12:30 p.m. and hosted by Parker Wallace.
The news ratings for WGCL 46 are really bad because ever since the station switched to CBS in 1995, they are just awful. No surprise though because WSB 2’s Channel 2 Action News have been been #1 in the news ratings since the ’70s. Here’s the facts about the ratings, comparing CBS 46 to the rest:
First half of 2014 ratings – 6:00 a.m.:
- Channel 2 Action News at 6:00 a.m. – 6.2
- Better Mornings Atlanta at 6:00 a.m. – 0.4
- WSB 2’s LIVE with Kelly and Michael – 5.2
- CBS 46 Better Mornings Atlanta at 9:00 a.m. – 0.5
- Channel 2 Action News at Noon – 6.6
- FOX 5 News at Noon – 1.8
- CBS 46’s Inside Edition – 1.1
- 11 Alive News at Noon – 1.0
See? No surprise.