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WCVB NewsCenter 5 Expanding to Three Hours of Weeknight Evening News

From 4:30-7:30PM on January 11, 2016,

Introducing the Boston Market’s Only 7:00PM News Broadcast,

Followed by Boston’s Only News Magazine “Chronicle”


BOSTON, MA – October 23, 2015 – WCVB NewsCenter 5, Boston’s News Leader, will launch two, new half-hour weeknight newscasts at 4:30PM and 7:00PM beginning on Monday, January 11, 2016.  The expansion will allow WCVB’s award-winning NewsCenter 5 team to deliver more news and information programming at times that are most convenient for many of the market’s busy viewers.

“WCVB is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to improve how we deliver news to our viewers, via all of our platforms – on air, web, and mobile – which includes the WCVB news app, and social media.” said Bill Fine, WCVB President and General Manager. “The evening news expansion addresses an expressed need of Boston’s viewers by providing additional options to receive NewsCenter 5 at new times.”

“With the addition of these two newscasts, as well as the recently announced news expansion Sundays at 5:00PM, WCVB is better positioned to provide the news our viewers want at the times they want it,” said Andrew Vrees, WCVB News Director. “WCVB will provide a powerhouse block of news and information to our community including local news, the #1-rated national news, and the locally produced, award-winning ‘Chronicle’.”

“WCVB will be the only Boston television station with news at 7:00PM, and a perfect companion program for market favorite ‘Chronicle’ at 7:30PM,” continued Fine. “Independent research showed that nearly half of the viewers that are available to watch TV at 7:00PM, would be extremely or very interested in a local newscast at that time.”

The news expansion at 4:30PM and 7:00PM will change WCVB’s current program schedule as follows. Effective January 11, Ellen will move to 3:00PM (from 4:00PM), Inside Edition will move to 4:00PM (from 7:00PM), and Meredith will move to 1:05AM (from 3:00PM).

See full schedule:

WCVB 2016 Monday-Friday Program Schedule:

4:30AM           NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener at 4:30

5:00AM           NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener at 5

6:00AM           NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener at 6

7:00AM           Good Morning America

9:00AM           Live with Kelly and Michael

10:00AM         Steve Harvey

11:00AM         The View

12:00N            NewsCenter 5 Midday

12:30PM         Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

1:00PM           The Chew

2:00PM           General Hospital

3:00PM           The Ellen DeGeneres Show

4:00PM           Inside Edition

4:30PM           NewsCenter 5 at 4:30

5:00PM           NewsCenter 5 at 5

6:00PM           NewsCenter 5 at 6

6:30PM           ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

7:00PM           NewsCenter 5 at 7

7:30PM           Chronicle

8:00PM           ABC Network Programming

11:00PM         NewsCenter 5 Tonight

11:35PM         Jimmy Kimmel Live

12:35AM         ABC News Nightline

1:05AM           The Meredith Vieira Show


WCVB is Boston’s broadcast/digital media leader, providing news, weather, sports, community service and entertainment on multiple platforms including WCVB Channel 5, wcvb.com, WCVB mobile and MeTV Boston.  Founded by community leaders in 1972, WCVB is committed to its mission to serve the region with quality local content.  In addition to 30 hours of NewsCenter 5 coverage each week (which will expand to 36 hours a week when all new newscasts are launched by 2016), original offerings include Chronicle, the nation’s longest running local news magazine; CityLine, a weekly urban magazine program; and On The Record, a weekly political roundtable.  The station has been honored with numerous prestigious national broadcasting honors including the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s “Service to the Community” award, plus multiple recognitions as Television Station of the Year by the National Gabriel Awards, the National Headliner Awards, the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards, the regional Emmy’s, Associated Press Awards, Walter Cronkite Award, duPont Awards and Gracie Awards.  WCVB, Boston’s ABC affiliate station, is owned by Hearst Television Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation, a leading media company whose global holdings include 29 television stations and two radio stations.  Follow us on Facebook (wcvb5), Twitter (@wcvb) or Google+ (search +wcvb).

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