Viewers across mid-Michigan made 6 News the #1 station for news in mid-Michigan.
Numbers from the most recent ratings period, which came out on Tuesday, show that WLNS-TV beat the competition in every weekday show in which the two went head-to-head.
That includes 6 News This Morning, which runs from 4:30 to 7 a.m. and features anchors Chivon Kloepfer, Justin Kree, and meteorologist Emily Wahls.
That also includes 6 News at 5, anchored by Jane Aldrich; 6 News at 6, which features the anchor team of Jane Aldrich and Sheri Jones; and 6 News at 11, which Sheri Jones anchors on her own.
The station also won Friday nights at 11 p.m., once again making the 5th Quarter the most-watched high school sports show in mid-Michigan.
6 News also won two of the shows on the weekends. The only show 6 News didn’t win – Saturday nights at 11 p.m. – was a tie.
The station launched several new initiatives in 2016 that made a difference. 6 News spent the month “Celebrating Spartans” – telling viewers about the inventions and innovations by Spartans that make our lives better. 6 News also hosted events like the “Water for Flint” drive, where the station collected some 12,000 bottles of water brought in by viewers to donate to Flint.
The station also responded with an immense amount of time and resources to the winter storm that socked mid-Michigan on February 24th and 25th. The StormTracker 6 team started warning people on Saturday and Sunday about the Wednesday-Thursday weather event. The station also devoted an immense amount of time to covering the storm – starting the morning show a half-hour early on February 25th and devoting the entire morning show to the storm. The show featured 3 of the station’s 4 meteorologists and featured a variety of live reports from meteorologists and reporters alike.
Viewers aren’t the only ones noticing the work at 6 News. The Associated Press-Michigan recently awarded 16 of its 30 awards to the station for everything from breaking news to public service to sports, investigative work, website, and features.
We would like to thank all the viewers who tuned to us to stay informed. We hope you like what you see and that you’ll continue to get your news from 6 News.