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.||Convicted killer Martin MacNeill survives jail suicide attempt|
|2.||Guilt, pain, help and hope — when Mormon missionaries come home early|
|3.||Utah health official bans Gardasil, stirring controversy|
|4.||Terrifying Moab BASE jump crash captured by helmet cam|
|5.||‘Fit Mom’ Maria Kang, not yet over self, claims fatties are out to get her|
|6.||NBA: Portland pummels Utah, 130-98|
|7.||9 Utah cops disciplined, council wonders if it should be more|
|8.||Recipes: 5 all-star holiday cookies from our archives|
|9.||RSL players react to draw|
|10.||Salt Lake to have hottest housing in the U.S. next year|