FIRST ON THE BLOG: Remember this from February of this year? There was rumors out there that WPIX will add a weeknight 6:00 p.m. newscast as early as this Spring. Well its spring all right and I can tell you that just by looking at all the TV listings, its about to come to a reality.
WPIX 11 will add a half-hour 6:00 p.m. weeknight newscast starting next Monday April 20th, 2015. The newscast, mostly likely could be anchored by Tamsen Fadal and John Muller, will be competing against the BIG giants in New York City… WCBS 2, WNBC 4, WNYW 5 and WABC 7, along with the Spanish-language newscasts on WXTV 41 (UNI) and WNJU 47 (TMD). Again, they could be adding this due to the success of the hour-long 5:00 p.m. newscast that WPIX 11 has recently seen earlier this year and at times, beating WNYW 5 at 5:00 p.m in the A25-54 or A18-49 category. But remember, this is New York City and they are competing against BIG giants. But, you could see Mr. G doing the weather and Scott Sanford doing Sports at the 6:00 p.m. news as well.
With WABC 7 still #1 in New York and still, the most-watched television station in America, don’t catch WPIX 11 to catch up anytime soon.