Report: Newsmag Receives Time-Slot Downgrade in Key Market

Aug 4, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A staple of TV entertainment news has received a major-market downgrade. TheWrap.com reports that the daytime newsmagazine “Access Hollywood Live” is getting a time-slot downgrade on Los Angeles station KNBC-TV, where it will move from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m..

The “Access Hollywood” spinoff is anchored by Billy Bush and Kit Hoover.

TheWrap reports that the show, which launched in 2010, has struggled in the ratings for the past couple of years, “prompting NBC-owned stations in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and San Diego to drop the show in the 2014-15 season.”

The shift in L.A. follows time-slot moves for the show by New York station WNBC-TV, the report adds.

“New York’s WNBC downgraded the show in 2013 to 2 p.m. ET and then returned it to its 11 a.m. slot this season,” TheWrap reports. “Same-day airings of ‘Access Hollywood Live’ on E! also failed to resonate with viewers two summers ago and [the show] was removed from its sibling cable network after just a month.”


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