The Big Story: Action News is Expanding Again
Eight hours of Action News a day? Is there enough action for this much Action News?
6ABC announced this week that they are expanding Action News by an hour at 10 am weekdays and moving the Tamron Hall Show to the 2 pm timeslot, previously home to the now-canceled Rachael Ray Show.
These changes are being implemented at 6ABC and two other ABC television stations this fall according to Philadelphia Business Journal.
The changes, which will also be implemented in New York City and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, will take effect in Philadelphia on Sept. 11.
ABC officials said Hall’s show achieved “record-breaking” Season 4 ratings at 10 a.m. and the move to 2 pm aligns with when the program airs on other ABC-owned stations.
6 ABC says the 10 am Action News hour will feature 6ABC's "dream team" lineup anchored by Alicia Vitarelli, Alyana Gomez, and Nydia Han, with meteorologist Karen Rogers expanding her duties.
ABC thinks the all-female lineup fits nicely in mid-morning and says it will allow for even more time to “dig even deeper into the topics and events that showcase our local communities and the issues most impacting them.”
Yes, it will. Eight hours a day of Action News.
If you are keeping track, Action News already airs from 4 am to 7 am, noon-1 pm, 4 pm to 6:30 pm, and 11-11:30 pm.
Hey, in these days of cord-cutting and streaming services, why not go with a winning formula as often as you can, right?
6ABC has been the top-rated newscast in Philadelphia for the past 45 years. It remains so despite the December retirement of longtime news anchor Jim Gardner.