FIRST ON THE BLOG: Yes, college football season ended 2 months ago, but KIVI kept it around for like a week or two. But now that it has been over, the Saturday newscast is cut once again.
KIVI 6 was producing an hour-long newscast on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. due to the college football season on ABC. Now that that’s over with, KIVI 6 is back to producing a half-hour local newscast on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., the way it has always been.
KIVI 6 only expands it to an hour during the college football season on ABC. All other times, it’s on at 5:30 p.m. after ABC World News TONIGHT. This does leave KTVB 7 as the ONLY local station in the market to be on the air at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays as KBOI 2 also has their local weekend newscast at 5:30 p.m.
It’s okay for me because I wouldn’t watch Today’s 6 as much. I would mostly watch KTVB 7, instead.