KABC's soaps strong in day; KCAL's 'Springer' hot at night
sweeps. As usual, KABC’s hit soaps were strong with women in daytime, as were talkshows and courtshows on KCOP and KCAL. It was pretty much status quo for the afternoon/evening newscast derby: KABC was ahead by a nose in adults 18-49 and 25-54 at 4 p.m., but KNBC was on top of the English-lingo pack at 5, 6 and 6:30 p.m. At 6 and 6:30 p.m., however, KMEX was overall market leader by a comfortable margin in adults 18-49 and 25-54. KTTV dominated the 10 p.m. news contest, with a 4.8 in adults 18-49. KTLA earned a 2.2, followed by KCAL (1.8) and KCOP (0.6). In latenight, KCAL’s “Jerry Springer” (4.6) narrowly edged out KTLA’s “Friends” reruns (4.5) for the No. 1 spot at 11 p.m. among 18-49.
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