Philadelphia: Like WLS here in Chicago, ABC-owned WPVI-TV swept away its competition in households (demos were not available.) Fox-owned WTXF also scored with its 10 p.m. news, thanks to American Idol, and managed to tie CBS-owned KYW-TV in rating in late news.
Yay for local content? NBC O&O WCAU-TV’s 10! news/talk show, finished dead last in its’ 2 p.m. time slot, while Tribune’s WPHL-TV beat the network newscasts on NBC and CBS with Two and a Half Men repeats at 6:30 p.m.
Washington, D.C.: NBC-owned WRC-TV won at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. in total viewers – but barely – holding off a charge from ABC affiliate WJLA-TV. Of note is WRC growing 26 percent out of its’ prime-time lead-in at 11 p.m. Fox-owned WTTG however, had the market’s top-rated late newscast at 10 p.m. in total viewers.