It has been the same old story for years in Kansas City. KMBC, the ABC affiliate with the veteran team of anchors and reporters, has dominated the ratings in virtually every time slot.
Some believe Larry Moore began anchoring the news at KMBC when the Civil War broke out.
Not only has KMBC dominated TV ratings in KC, but is often the top-rated ABC affiliate in the country.
However, this is not your average TV Sweeps period. KMBC has lost a sizable portion of its viewing audience in a bitter dispute over fees between its parent, Hearst TV, with Time Warner Cable. KMBC has been off-the-air since late Monday night.
On Tuesday, the ratings were skewed because Fox4 was hosting the Major League Baseball All-Star game and won those time slots handily in KC (nationally the game was a ratings disaster).
The Wednesday ratings (below) show KMBC still managing to winning the morning slots without TWC customers, but the rest of the day is literally a free-for-all. KSHB, the upcoming NBC affiliate, captured the 5 p.m and 6 p.m. news segments handily. KCTV won the coveted