Networks Expand Newscasts

Nov 3, 2008  •  Post A Comment

The broadcast networks plan to expand their evening newscasts to an hour on Monday, the eve of an election that has captured the nation’s attention, TelevisionWeek says. The move is likely to draw higher ratings by capitalizing on viewer interest in all things political this season. But it will play havoc with syndicated programming. “The whole week will be thrown off,” said Bill Carroll, Katz Television Group’s VP and director of programming. Meanwhile the networks will be spending big on new technology on Election night, but the first order of business is simply to get the results right, the Los Angeles Times says.
— Jon Lafayette

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