9NEWS dominates local news landscape

Denver, CO - Everyday. In every place. In every time period. Everywhere. 9NEWS is proud to announce that once again more people in more places and across more platforms make 9NEWS their first choice for news, weather and sports than any other station, cementing its position as Colorado's News Leader.


9NEWS and NBC dominate morning news. 9NEWS President and General Manager Mark Cornetta said, "There's been a lot of talk about morning news in Denver, but really, there is no contest. 9NEWS and the Today Show are the viewer's choice day after day, year after year." Between 6:00am and 7:00am, 9NEWS delivers more viewers (Adults 25-54) than KCNC and KMGH combined. Additionally, between 4:30am and 7:00am 9NEWS delivers nearly 60% more viewers (Adults 25-54) than its closest competitor in the same time period.

NBC's Today Show continues the trend at 7:00am, delivering more than 70% more viewers (Adults 25-54) than Good Morning America on ABC. 9NEWS Vice-President and News Director Patti Dennis said, "All of us at 9NEWS are working hard to give our viewers everything they need to start their day on the right note. We're very proud of our team and our product and are always gratified to see such a great response from our viewers."

Weekend mornings are equally bright for 9NEWS, with those newscasts delivering more viewers (Adults 25-54) than the other stations combined.

As the day progresses, the story remains the same with 9NEWS dominating early evening newscasts easily winning at 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm and more than doubling the viewership (Adults 25-54) of its nearest competitor.

9NEWS at 9:00pm continues to show impressive growth, significantly increasing its weekday viewership (Adults 25-54) by nearly 25% year over year.

9NEWS at 10pm continues to win the late news race every night of the week, out-delivering KMGH and KCNC by 85% and 98%, respectively (Adults 25-54). Patti Dennis said, "You look at our evening team at 9NEWS: Adele Arakawa, Kyle Clark, Mark Koebrich, Kim Christiansen, Kathy Sabine, Drew Soicher, Cheryl Preheim and Marty Coniglio. That's a powerful lineup of experienced, passionate people who really love what they do, and it shows! We're pleased our viewers have taken note as well. As Colorado's News Leader, we're committed to continuing to provide the best coverage in the state."


The station's performance continues in the digital realm, garnering nearly 42 million page views in the past 30 days between 9NEWS.COM, the 9NEWS mobile site and 9NEWS mobile apps (SOURCE: Omniture Site Catalyst; Mobile Local News 4/25/13 through 5/22/13).


9NEWS dominates in social media, adding to the impressive reach of the Networks of 9NEWS. KUSA owns the #1 television news Facebook page in Colorado with more than 110,000 fans and more than 52 million impressions on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ combined (SOURCE: Spredfast 4/25/13 through 5/22/13).

Mark Cornetta said, "Clearly, we're proud of our performance in the May sweep, however it's really our day-to-day performance that matters most to us. We have a tremendously dedicated and passionate team at 9NEWS, and we are humbled by the response of our viewers. We look forward to bringing them more of the news and sports programming that they're looking for. All of us are excited to have great partners like the Denver Broncos, and we look forward to broadcasting both preseason and regular season games on the Networks of 9NEWS."

This article was originally published on May 23, 2013.


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