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WNED-TV to repeat "Buffalo's First Ward" on Thursday, March 12

By popular demand, WNED-TV has scheduled a second showing of the documentary “Buffalo’s First Ward.”

It will re-air at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12.

The first airing at 8 p.m. Monday received a 2.6 rating, a strong one for a public broadcasting program considering the competition.

The rating was within range of Fox’s “Gotham” (3.8) and a two-hour edition of ABC’s “The Bachelor” (3.9) on Channel 7.

NBC’s “The Voice“ won the hour with a 13.4 rating on Channel 2, with a repeat of the popular CBS series “The Big Bang Theory” getting a 9.2 rating on Channel 4 and an episode of “Mike and Molly” a 10.0 following it.

Initially, WNED had no plans to repeat the program. It is a beautiful-filmed, nostalgic hour in which historians, community leaders, Buffalo residents and other experts did a great job explaining the history of the area from Irish immigration in the mid-19th century, to the successful period of the grain mills before it ended in the mid-20th century, and the 21st Century resurgence of interest in the area and the downtown community.

In an email, Megan Wagner, the director of corporate communications for WNED, wrote “we’ve been receiving extremely positive feedback on social media about the program. We’re thrilled it has resonated so well with the community.”



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