11 Facts About KMOV


KMOV is a television station in St Louis, Missouri, United States, affiliated with CBS and MyNetworkTV.

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Gannett intended to provide services to the station through a shared services agreement, KMOV's operations were to remain largely separate from KSDK, including separate and competing news and sales departments.

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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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KMOV aired games of the baseball St Louis Cardinals from 1990 to 1993 as part of CBS' national broadcast contract with Major League Baseball.

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In 2003, KMOV began producing At the Zoo, a program that gives a behind-the-scenes look inside the St Louis Zoo and was hosted by meteorologist Kent Ehrhardt .

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In September 2008, KMOV premiered Great Day St Louis, an hour-long daytime talk show, mostly focusing on entertainment and lifestyle topics in the St Louis area .

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In January 2011, KMOV debuted At the Center, which features an inside look at attractions at the St Louis Science Center.

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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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