KABC ‘News’ scores

Local affiliate remains most watched 11 p.m. newscast

KABC’s “Eyewitness News” remains the most-watched 11 p.m. weeknight local Los Angeles newscast.

The Channel 7 newscast was tops in the timeslot for the November sweep, averaging 404,000 overall viewers. A distant second in the half-hour was KCBS (Channel 2) with 274,000, followed by KNBC (Channel 4) with 209,000.

KABC was also best at 6 p.m., averaging 283,000 for the half-hour before the national news telecasts all begin at 6:30. KNBC, however, rose to second place at 6 p.m. and defeated KCBS with 118,000 viewers compared to KCBS’ 81,000 viewers.

The 10 p.m. timeslot was extremely competitive. KCAL (Channel 9) drew 154,000, nudging past Fox’s KTTV (Channel 11), which garnered 146,000. Third, and just behind, was KTLA (Channel 5) with 124,000 overall viewers.

In the 6 a.m. hour — where many watch the news before heading off to work — KABC was dominant. Newscast garnered 213,000 viewers with KTLA positioned solidly in second place with 133,000. That was followed by KNBC (95,000), KTTV (86,000) and KCBS (73,000).

Other viewing data revealed in the sweep: L.A. viewers slightly prefer an hour of KCBS’ “Judge Judy” over KNBC’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at 4 p.m. (167,000 vs. 144,000), KNBC’s “Extra” slightly outperforms KCBS’ “Entertainment Tonight” at 7 p.m. (142,000 vs. 128,000), but the tide turns at 7:30 when KCBS’ “The Insider” squeaks past KNBC’s “Access Hollywood” (140,000 vs. 139,000).

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