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11 Facts About KMOV
KMOV randomly replaced CBS prime time shows with programming such as Billy Graham Crusades and National Geographic specials, syndicated movie packages, and occasional local and regional sporting events, all of which allowed the station and Viacom full control of the ad time airing during the preemptions.
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Ironically from 1989 to 1992, KMOV used Gari's "News Series 2000", which was traditionally associated with ABC stations, as its news theme.
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KMOV has seen significant ratings growth since 2004, and beat KSDK at 10 p m both during the November 2004 sweeps period – the first time in over a quarter-century that KSDK did not place first in any timeslot – and during the May and November 2006 sweeps periods; it became the most-watched late evening newscast in the United States during the latter period.
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However, KMOV saw growth in all of its other newscast timeslots, even where the station does not benefit from a strong CBS lead-in.
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In February 2002, KMOV partnered with the St Louis Post-Dispatch to produce the weekly news discussion program Extra Edition, hosted by now-former weekday morning anchor Marc Cox.
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