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Release Date: 12.05.2018 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Channel 2 WSB-TV

Channel 2 WSB-TV, Atlanta's #1 TV Station

Channel 2 WSB-TV, a Cox Media Group station, continued to dominate the Atlanta television market. The country’s top-rated ABC affiliate ranked #1 overall with more news audience than the competition combined in the key demographic of Adults 25-54.

Channel 2 Action News won head-to-head newscast, Monday through Friday, 4:30-7 a.m., 12-1, 4, 6 and 11 p.m. Atlanta’s No. 1 station drew more audience than the news competition combined at 5 and 5:30 a.m., noon, 4 and 6 p.m.

All together the station’s newscasts attracted 53% of the local news audience over the rating period. Channel 2 Action News nearly doubled #2 WAGA, which attracted 30% of the local news audience. WXIA remained in third place in the market with 10% of the local news audience. WGCL ranked last with 6% of the news viewers.

November 2018 BY THE NUMBERS

Fifty percent of Atlanta’s local morning news viewers woke up to “Channel 2 Action News This Morning” from 4:30-7 a.m. in November. The early morning newscasts delivered 78% more viewers than #2 WAGA and 20% more viewers than the competition combined.  

“Channel 2 Action News This Morning” at 6 a.m. out-delivered the combined audiences of WAGA, WXIA, and WGCL and 57% more viewers than #2 WAGA.

ABC’s “Good Morning America” out-delivered NBC’s “Today Show” with three times the audience and beat WAGA’s “Good Day Atlanta” by 38%.

“Channel 2 Action News at Noon” drew more than the competition combined and 63% more viewers than #2 WAGA.

In the Early Evening News, Channel 2 Action News continued to dominate the other local news stations.

  • At 4 p.m., Channel 2 Action News attracted five times the audience of WGCL, the lone local news competitor at 4 p.m.   
  • At 5 p.m., Channel 2 Action News won the time-period.
  • At 6 p.m., Channel 2 Action News dominated the viewing in the market, with more viewers than the combined competition and 69% more viewers than #2 WAGA.

ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir” at 7 p.m. delivered over three times more viewers than the combined audience of NBC and CBS’s national news programs.

“Entertainment Tonight” at 7:30 p.m. delivered 35% more viewers than “TMZ” on WAGA and 80% more audience than “Jeopardy” on WXIA and four times more viewers than “The Big Bang Theory” on WGCL.

“The Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m.” ranked as the highest-rated late local newscast in Atlanta with 53% more audience than #2 WAGA’s 11 p.m. newscast.

“Channel 2 Action News Saturday Morning,” 6-9 a.m. delivered 75% more viewers than #2 WAGA and more than the combined competition.

“Channel 2 Action News Sunday Morning,” 6-8 a.m. and 9-11 a.m., drew 160% more audience than #2 WAGA and more audience than the combined competition.

The following weekday programs also ranked #1 on WSB-TV: “ABC World News Now,” “America This Morning,” “The View,” “General Hospital” and “Face the Truth.”


Channel 2’s social media platforms continued steady growth year-to-year across all channels.

  • On Facebook, the station’s page, now with 1,530,000 Fans, grew by 6% in “Likes” over last year.
  • On Twitter, Channel 2’s Twitter station page, now with 1,166,600 Followers, continues to growth with an 6% increase over this time last November.



About Channel 2 WSB-TV The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group Atlanta and ranks as Atlanta’s number one local television station. The station also operates its website,, its mobile site,, plus NewsWeather and Traffic Apps, airs BOUNCETV on its digital sub-channel 2.2, and LAFF on 2.3. WSB-TV also provides news, weather and traffic on WSB-TV’s Facebook page, on Twitter and on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

About Cox Media Group 
Cox Media Group 
is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, four daily newspapers and more than 80 digital sites. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms, including more than 32 million TV viewers, more than 2.7 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Contact Info

Contact Name: Steve Riley

Company: WSB-TV

Phone: 404.897.7447