Allentown, Ohio, a city of about 4.5 million people, has seen a spike in viewership for its local ABC affiliate since the 2016 presidential election.
ABC affiliate WXON, which covers Allenton, dropped its first Emmy Award for a Michigan news show when the station won the 2016 Emmys for its coverage of the 2016 election.
The station said in a statement that it “reiterated our commitment to reporting on the important issues of the day,” and it thanked viewers for their continued support.
The show won the Emmy for Outstanding News and Current Affairs Program for its first-ever Emmy Award.
WXON has been an anchor for more than 20 years.
Its viewership has been on the rise in the last two years, said Scott Kallman, the station’s general manager and director of news and entertainment.
WXO has a newscast that airs live every Monday at 9 p.m. and features newsmakers and current events from across the state.
Kallman said that while WXOS ratings are up, he’s worried about its future.
“We’re hoping that the show will be a model for other stations,” Kallmann said.
“If it doesn’t, we may not be around to take over.”
WXYZ’s news coverage was the best in the state for the first two years after the 2016 elections, according to data from Nielsen.
But it has since fallen off.
The station won its second Emmy Award last year for Outstand News Program for the 2016 campaign coverage of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
But Kallmen said that if the show doesn’t win the Emmys, the news program won’t be able to stay on the air.
He said that he’s not sure whether WXYZ will be able continue to air in the future.
Other local ABC affiliates have also seen a decline in viewership, though not as much.
ABC affiliate WKTV in Detroit lost more than half of its audience over the past three years.
That station’s news director, Mike O’Connor, told Business Insider that he expects to have to cut the news programming on the station.
Meanwhile, the WZBN in New York City lost a quarter of its viewers over the last year.
However, the network’s news programming was up last year when it won the Emmons Award for Outgoing Excellence in News Reporting.
As for the station that won the 2015 Emmys in the award for Outciting News Coverage of an Emergency, Kallmans says that he thinks that the Emms awards have made news shows more relevant in a changing media landscape.
Kalli Williams is the Managing Editor of ABC News Ohio.”
That’s a shame because news is one of those things that people really care about.”
Kalli Williams is the Managing Editor of ABC News Ohio.