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KABC-TV retains lead for 6 p.m., 11 p.m. newscasts in L.A. market
KABC-TV retains lead for 6 p.m., 11 p.m. newscasts in L.A. market

KABC-TV Channel 7 has long generated the highest ratings for evening newscasts in Los Angeles, but KCBS-TV Channel 2 is gaining ground. In the TV station business, it can take years for a station to surpass a competitor — unless there is a major shake-up on the anchor desk. And the L.A. television market has been a picture of stability, particularly among older viewers who have the greatest appetite for local TV news. "Everybody likes a particular newscast and they stick with it," Mary Hoover, a vice president at the Santa Monica advertising agency RPA, said Monday. "People don't change their viewership habits that often." KABC, owned by Walt Disney...

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