WNBC: Live at Five Still Alive

WNBC is bringing back its 5 p.m. news, the NY Daily News reports [second item], which it famously scrapped in September, saying no one was home to watch the thing. "We tried something different, but found that the available audience had a habit for news at 5 p.m.," news boss Dan Forman told the Daily News. "We’re going to serve that need." 

WNBC’s 5:30 news flipflops with 5 p.m. Extra Jan 2.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.