MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More Minnesotans choose WCCO-TV for local news and information than any other station in the market.

WCCO-TV dominates in local news coverage by delivering the most viewers in six of seven newscasts Monday through Friday at 4:30 a.m., 6 a.m., Noon, 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., it was announced today by Brien Kennedy, WCCO TV Vice President and General Manager.

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According to the February Nielsen ratings results, over the course of an average weekday, WCCO-TV newscasts deliver 33 percent more viewers over the nearest competitor.

“All of us at WCCO-TV are grateful to our viewers who make WCCO-TV their station of choice,” said Kennedy. “Our team strives every day to make a connection with our viewers in a unique way that is relevant to their lives.”

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Not only is WCCO-TV the most-watched station for local news, but it is the most-watched station overall from sign-on to sign-off.

WCCO delivers 23 percent more viewers on average than the nearest competitor. In addition, WCCO-TV’s CBS prime time delivers 34 percent more viewers on average than the nearest competitor.

Source: NSI Feb’12 Live+SD

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WCCO-TV is part of the CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.