We're only a week into the February sweeps, but a major battle is shaping up.
Not for first place. KUTV-Ch. 2 is far-and-away No. 1 with a 13.3 rating — just two-tenths of a rating point away from equaling its three competitors combined.
But the battle for second place is interesting. KSL-Ch. 5 (5.3) holds a one-tenth of a rating point lead over KSTU-Ch. 13 (5.2). KSL, which led in the local news ratings for decades until it was supplanted by KUTV, has not been in third place in half a century or so.
KTVX-Ch. 4, which is under new management has has not yet begun to rebuild, trails with a 3.0 rating.
|1.||Family says police shot Utah man because he was black|
|2.||Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors is a grounded guy — and a Utahn|
|3.||Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man|
|4.||Kragthorpe: Brandon Doman moves on, from BYU to little league|
|5.||Martin MacNeill to serve up to 15 years for sexual abuse|
|6.||Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP|
|7.||BYU football: Virginia suddenly looking formidable for No. 21 Cougars|
|8.||Ex-LDS presiding bishop is favorite to head UTA board|
|9.||Paul Rolly: The Max Hall issue: It’s not black and white; it’s red and blue|
|10.||Utah man killed by police mourned at vigil, family questions cops’ story|