In June, WFTV-Channel 9 added a half-hour 4 p.m. newscast anchored by Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt.
That newscast will now run one hour, the ABC affiliate announced Friday.
The new 4:30 p.m. news replaces "Family Feud." That game show, hosted by Steve Harvey, continues to air at 10:30 a.m. on WFTV and for the full 7 p.m. hour on sister station on WRDQ-Channel 27.
Why the change?
"Our viewers made it very clear that what they wanted at 4 p.m. was a full hour of news," WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt. "We paid attention and made the necessary changes."More news should be a stronger lead-in to WFTV's 5 p.m. news.