NCAA Basketball Tournament to impact WHNT News 19 programming

Due to CBS Sports coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, WHNT News 19’s programming schedule will be adjusted for Thursday & Friday, March 15 & 16. You can expect the following changes to our newscasts:

  • No noon newscast
  • There will be an extended version of WHNT News 19 at 5:00
  • The CBS Evening News will air on WHNT2
  • WHNT News 19 at 10:00 will go on late, at the conclusion of the basketball game

We will also offer, for the first time, a 10:00 p.m. news brief we will stream right here on, the WHNT News 19 App for Apple and Android devices and the WHNT News 19 Facebook page.

Basketball will also impact programming over the weekend.

First, WHNT News 19 Saturday Morning will shift time periods. It will air from 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

On Sunday, First Baptist Church will air in its entirety on WHNT2 from 10:30-11:30.

There are no early-evening newscasts on WHNT News 19, and WHNT News 19 at 10:00 will come on whenever the last game of the evening ends.

For those wondering about other CBS Programming impacted by the tournament, don’t worry, you aren’t missing anything. Any CBS programs like soap operas and the Thursday night comedies will pick up where they left with their last episode.