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Wrote this for today's paper but it did not appear for some reason, so here it is:
Oprah Winfrey's show drives viewers to early evening newscasts
in many TV markets, but in recent years the show has routinely placed third in
overall ratings in its 4 p.m. weekday time slot on Pittsburgh's WTAE behind news
on KDKA-TV and "Judge Judy" on WPXI.
Last month, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" perked up to second place in household ratings, and it routinely ranks No. 2 among the younger viewers prized by advertisers and No. 1 among women ages 25-54. WTAE's 5 p.m. newscast has generally ranked second to KDKA in household ratings in recent sweeps periods, so there's not as much of an "Oprah" boost in Pittsburgh as in some other markets.
The end of Channel 4's contract to carry "The Oprah Winfrey Show" would allow the station to add another hour of news at 4 p.m. A station spokeswoman said no decision has been made about how the time slot will be filled.