Here's the big news from the just-concluded July sweeps, considered the least important of the year.
Channel 2's 6 a.m. newscast, "Daybreak," co-anchored by Jodi Johnston and Pete Gallivan, triumphed over News 4 Buffalo's "Wake Up," co-anchored by Victoria Hong and Lisa Scott, for the first time since meters began measuring viewership in 2000.
Channel 2 won the time slot, 4.6 to 4.0, which is practically a reversal of what happened a year ago.
The best news for first-place Channel 4 News concerns the ratings for the 10 p.m. news it broadcasts on its sister station, WNLO-TV. It averaged a record 6.3 rating. For more on the local news ratings, read my column in next week's Buffalo News.
Fox has moved the new drama series, "New Amsterdam," featuring University of Buffalo professor Stephen McKinley Henderson, from fall to mid-season. Its 8 p.m. Tuesday time slot this fall will be filled by "Bones," which had been scheduled to run on Wednesday. The reality show, "Kitchen Nightmares" moves to Wednesday and the summer hit, "Don't Forget the Lyrics," moves to Thursday.
-- Alan Pergament