FIRST ON THE BLOG: WSB is making some moves now and it could impact the Sunday morning news game in Atlanta, depending on how you see it.
Today was the end of the 8:00 a.m. hour of WSB 2’s Channel 2 Action News This Morning at 8:00 a.m. That hour is being replaced by Good Morning America Weekend next week, starting at 8:00 a.m. This will leave the Atlanta market with NO Sunday morning newscast at 8:30 a.m., since WAGA 5 will continue to air The Georgia Gang (WAGA 5’s locally-produced public affairs program), instead of FOX 5 News Good Day Atlanta. But WSB 2 will continue to air 4 hours of Sunday morning news and here’s why…
… Starting next week, WSB 2 will move the Sunday 8:00 a.m. hour to 6:00 a.m. with the Sunday edition of Channel 2 Action News This Morning at 6:00 a.m. The hour will now face off against WAGA 5’s FOX 5 News Good Day Atlanta at 6:00 a.m. for local morning news in that timeslot. The weekend morning newscast on WSB 2 is anchored by Sophia Choi with Severe WeatherTeam 2 from Meteorologist Brad Nitz. So in the end, the Sunday morning newscast will end up as two blocks: One from 6:00-8:00 a.m. and the other from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and then another newscast at Noon (the only weekend newscast at noon in the market) to wrap it up.
So there’s an upside and a downside to this news. But which ever way you look at it, WSB 2 is still gonna be #1.