DENVER — FOX31 Denver, Tribune Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate, saw ratings growth in almost every newscast during the May ratings period, beating KCNC and KMGH for the first time at 6 a.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
In the key adults 25-54 demographic, the November 2016 to May 2017 Monday to Friday ratings, FOX31 News at 6 a.m. grew by 83 percent; FOX31 News at 5 p.m. grew by 60 percent; FOX31 News at 9 p.m. grew by 64 percent; and FOX31 News at 10 p.m. grew by 20 percent.
“May was a turning point in Denver television, after seven consecutive rating periods of growth, it is clear viewers are switching to FOX31 News,” said Joan Barrett, vice president and general manager of KDVR-TV. “Our Problem Solvers investigations, accurate Pinpoint Weather forecasts, and community involvement have made FOX31 Denver’s fastest-growing newscast.”
November through May, the combined ratings for all FOX31 newscasts increased 23 percent. In the same period, KMGH newscasts decreased 17 percent; KCNC newscasts decreased 12 percent; and KUSA newscasts decreased 3 percent.
“These numbers show the audience is sampling our news and they like what they see,” said Holly Gauntt, news director of KDVR-TV. “Denver families know they can trust FOX31 to gather all the facts, report them accurately, and get the story right.”