A number of major-market NBC-owned TV stations are expanding their lineups of news programming. TVNewsCheck reports that WNBC-TV in New York and KNBC in Los Angeles, the company’s stations in the top two TV markets, are adding 4 p.m. newscasts, as are WTVJ-TV in Miami and WVIT-TV in Hartford, Conn.
The new newscasts, which will run 60 minutes, are set to launch in May. Most of the other NBC-owned stations already have 4 p.m. newscasts, the report notes.
“The newscasts will fill holes in the stations’ daytime schedule caused by the cancellation of the ‘The Meredith Vieira Show,'” the report adds. “‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ which was just renewed by the NBC Owned Stations through the summer of 2020, will move from 4 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning in late May in the four markets. ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ will move up an hour and air at 2 p.m.”