Baltimore Stations Struggle to Maintain Viewers

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Baltimore Sun

The late local news isn’t what it used to be in Baltimore.

In fact, the nightly program that for decades has served as the flagship broadcast for all major stations and the home of such familiar faces as Rod Daniels, Denise Koch and Mary Beth Marsden isn’t half of what it used to be for the oldest and largest stations here when it comes to audiences.


Though Baltimore residents are often depicted as being deeply committed to tradition, area viewers are tuning out a decades-old media formula that once served as a nightly ritual marking the end of the day for tens of thousands of Maryland families. More…