By Stuart Levine
The latenight race among Los Angeles local newscasts is tightening.
During the November sweeps, KABC's "Eyewitness News" leads with an average telecast of 274,000, but that's just 20,000 more than KCBS. It's the closest KCBS has been to KABC at 11 p.m. since 2007.
To show how competitve the half-hour is following primetime, KNBC is third at 205,000, just 70,000 below KABC.
In the early morning 6 a.m. hour, when many viewers are watching local news for traffic and weather for the day ahead, KABC is in front with 195,000 viewers. KTLA is second at 160,000 with Fox11 News at 76,000.
KCBS has much ground to make up in the mornings, however, with only 57,000 tuning it. Channel is bested by all, including KNBC with 65,000.
At 5 p.m., when KCBS, KNBC and KABC are all on the air with their local news, KABC is clearly best with 283,000. That is the most-watched Los Angeles newscast of any channel for any time period during the day.
Second at 5 o'clock is KNBC (145,00), followed by KCBS with 129,000.