March 5, 2024

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Radio and TV news

Solid snapshot of TV news ratings for Seattle.

1 min read
Seattle-Tacoma's competitive TV landscape features key players: KOMO (ABC-CW), KIRO 7 (CBS), KING-KONG (NBC), and KCPQ-KZJO (Fox). Tegna, Fox, Sinclair, and Cox Media Group respectively own these networks. Comcast dominates as the main pay-TV operator. Recent shifts saw KSTW go independent, KOMO adopt The CW, and Weigel Broadcasting take over Univision on KVOS.

There’s a little something for all the stations.

KOMO gets HH, KIRO 7 most demos.

Seattle-Tacoma is a highly competitive TV market, with the traditional Big Four affiliates all in the hunt in key races. Tegna has KING-KONG, an NBC-independent pair. Fox owns KCPQ-KZJO, known as Fox 13 and Fox 13 Plus. Sinclair holds KOMO-KUNS, an ABC-CW duopoly. Cox Media Group owns CBS affiliate KIRO and CBS has independent station KSTW. 

Comcast is Seattle-Tacoma’s primary pay-TV operator. 

KSTW was affiliated with The CW but went independent last year. KOMO slotted The CW on digital channel 4.2 in September, then put it on KUNS, which had been the local Univision affiliate, as 2024 began. Weigel Broadcasting grabbed the free-agent Univision affiliation and put it on KVOS, with Heroes & Icons moving to the station’s subchannel. 

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