Both KGO and KTVU have 4 PM newscasts; even with so-so-ratings at a Death Valley time slot, few people if any actually watch the offerings.
Which leads me to ask do any of you watch 4 PM News Shows locally?
I applaud both KGO and KTVU for their commitment to local news in abundance but I question the value of these newscasts if hardly anyone is watching.
As a matter of fact, with the proliferation of cable outlets, news, even local news has become marginalized and insignificant. The majority of the local stories at 4, in fact, have very little actual news--more consumer-oriented packages and lifestyle stories proliferate the programs. That's probably by design but I doubt the effectiveness of that tactic.
Those that do watch news at 4 PM are few and far between.
*Rumor of the day: There's a lot of chatter making the rounds that KTVU (Fox2) and Julie Haener are having "creative differences" --she's under contract for another two years but has been appearing on all of 2's news platforms --even on weekends (although that's because Haener asked for that time so she could spend more time with her son); we'll watch developments.