Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

KOB Edges KOAT In Late Newscast.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Barbara Chavez Journal Staff Writer

Channel 7 Keeps Lead In Total Viewership

The contest for local newscast supremacy has never been more heated.

Nielsen Media Research statistics that measure households were released Thursday for the February sweeps period.

KOB-TV, Channel 4, bumped KOAT-TV, Channel 7, from its No. 1 spot in the 10 p.m. news.

But when all the households tuned to the Monday-through-Friday 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news were totaled, KOAT still had the edge.

For the past 20 years, Channel 7 has consistently had more households at 10 p.m. than KOB has had. Recently, KOB began narrowing the gap. On Thursday, it took the lead. …

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