WOOD TV Closes In On All News Programming, Fox 17 Still Leads Locally
Update: The official announcement has been made.
Previously: Grand Rapids NBC affiliate WOOD TV, is expected to announce that they will add a 4 pm newscast for West Michigan. That newscast, along with other changes, will dramatically up the 'news' content on the station to 18 hours a day.
The station is expected to add the 4 pm, hourlong newscast on September 12th to replace the long-running Ellen Degeneres show.
What will WOOD TV's Schedule Be In Fall Of 2022?
With the changes, the daily lineup will contain the following 'news' programs each day (times approximate):
- Daybreak | 4:30 a.m. – 7 a.m. (Local News and Weather)
- Today Show | 7 a.m. - 11 a.m (National & Entertainment News)
- EightWest | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Local Infotainment Show)
- News 8 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (Local News and Weather)
- NBC News | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (National News)
- TMZ Live | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Entertainment News)
- News 8 | 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.(Local News and Weather)
- News 8 | 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.(Local News and Weather)
- Inside Edition | 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Entertainment News)
- News 8 | 11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Local News and Weather)
The overnight schedule from 1:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. is expected to feature a replay of the TMZ show and national offerings from NBC news.
With that schedule, "24 Hour News 8" will be closer to living up to its name with a whopping 18 hours of news programming daily.
What is Fox 17's News Schedule in Grand Rapids?
While WOOD TV will have a ton of overall news programming available to its audience, Fox affiliate WXMI will still have the overall local news lead providing 11 1/2 hours of daily local broadcasts each day versus WOOD TV's 9 hours :
- Fox 17 Morning News | 4:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. (Local News and Weather)
- Morning Mix | 9 a.m. - 10a a.m. (Local Infotainment Show)
- Fox 17 News | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Local News and Weather)
- Fox 17 News | 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Local News and Weather)
- Fox 17 News | 10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (Local News and Weather)
So now more than ever, you'll have many options when you turn on the TV in West Michigan if you're a newshound.
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