FIRST ON THE BLOG: A small cut-down from the #1 station in Atlanta…
… WSB 2 has cut down the Sunday 6:00 p.m. newscast to a half-hour from what was, an hour-long newscast. This was done in order for WSB 2 to now fully carry ABC World News TONIGHT on Sundays at 6:30 p.m., which for years it has fully preempted. The station also preempted GMA Weekend in favor of an 8:00 a.m. local newscast, until today when it cut the 8:00 a.m. hour, moved it to 6:00 a.m. and put GMA Weekend in its place at 8:00 a.m.
With this move today, WSB 2 now carries the entire ABC schedule in order with the exception of the weeknight editions of ABC World News TONIGHT, which is delayed by half-hour in favor of an extended 1-hour local newscast on weeknights at 6:00 p.m.
This also means that WSB 2’s Channel 2 Action News at 6:00 is now half-hour on both Saturdays and Sundays, leaving WAGA 5 as the ONLY station to air local news at 6:30 p.m. on weekends, unless FOX Sports programming preempts the newscast.
It’s okay for me. After all, WSB 2 is #1 in Atlanta.