June 14, 1982 Premiere of the Hour Newscast

Shamu, the monitor

Action News 5 at 6:00 was already a juggernaut newscast in March 1982. Arbitron (ARB) showed WRAL’s half hour newscast with a 53 share, while Nielson logged in at 48. As for WTVD, ARB scored them with a 25 and Nielson with a 27.  The very popular Bobbie Battista had transitioned to CNN four months […]