Quick Takes: How do you think ABC’s moving “20/20” from Friday to Wednesday will affect your station?

May 21, 2001  •  Post A Comment

“We were looking forward to building an audience for our Friday night [10 p.m. newscasts] with `Millionaire’s’ strong, older-skewing lead-in before `20/20.’ The move to Wednesdays will hurt us. But, Wednesday nights against `Law & Order’?-forget it!”
Dave Ketelhohn, news director, KFBB-TV (ABC), Great Falls, Mont.
“I think `Once and Again’ may be more suited to Friday night … so maybe it will help [our Friday newscast]. `20/20′
is a very strong show, and I think a lot of viewers will follow it. And it may breathe renewed life into it for viewers who aren’t home on Friday nights.”
Lara Kunkler, general manager, WZVN-TV (ABC), Naples, Fla.
“I think every time they make a move, it’s an opportunity. We do a tremendous amount of tie-ins … especially with a `20/20′ type of show. … It’s nice to have the opportunity to do that on a Wednesday because you tend to have more viewers.”
Erin Gilhuly, news director, KESQ-TV (ABC), Palm Springs, Calif.