Grit (TV network)
|Type||Digital broadcast television network|
|Availability||Nationwide via digital terrestrial television|
(covering 86% of the U.S.)
|Founded||April 3, 2014 |
by Jonathan Katz
|Owner||Katz Broadcasting, LLC|
(E. W. Scripps Company)
|Parent||Grit Media, LLC|
|Jonathan Katz (president|
CEO, Katz Broadcasting)
Bill Cox (SVP of programming, Grit)
|August 18, 2014|
|480i 16:9 widescreen or 4:3 letterbox|
Available on some cable providers
|Channel slots vary on each provider|
|Affiliates||List of Grit affiliates|
Grit is an American free-to-air television network owned by the Katz Broadcasting subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company. The network features classic TV series and western feature films targeted at men between the ages of 25 and 54 years old. Grit serves as a western-focused counterpart to its younger sibling network, Laff, which focuses on comedy programming.
The network is available in many media markets via the digital subchannels of free-to-air television stations and on the digital tiers of select cable providers through a local affiliate of the network.
Originally, Katz sold the network to affiliated TV stations via ad split, but by October 2015 had moved to paying carriage fees in exchange for distributing the network's ad inventory.1 Grit used direct response advertising as a meter of viewers before switching to Nielsen rating C-3.3 It is available on Dish Network channel 217.
Grit was announced by Katz Broadcasting along with a sister network Escape on April 3, 2014, with a formal launch scheduled for that summer with initial affiliates announced at this time being Univision Communications owned stations. On August 11, 2014, Katz announced that the two networks would launch simultaneously on August 18. Grit launched at Noon Eastern Time on that date, with the 1952 film High Noon as the network's inaugural broadcast, leading off a week-long festival of John Wayne films.
Katz estimated, based on direct response advertising business by September 2015, the network had over 250,000 prime time viewer and available in 91 million homes and 81% of the country. At that time, Grit along with its sister network, Escape, were signing up for national ratings from Nielsen. Previously handling the network's direct response advertising, Marathon Ventures would continue after the change over with advertising and sponsorship sales.
Following Scripps' acquisition of Ion Media on January 7, 2021, a previous agreement for the network to air on the subchannels of Univision Communications-owned-and-operated stations, was nullified. The network then moved to the stations of Ion Media and Inyo Broadcast Holdings (which acquired stations Scripps could not) as a subchannel, doing so by March 1, 2021.
Grit's program schedule is a mix of action/adventure television series and westerns such as Death Valley Days, Laramie, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, and Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, along with films encompassing the aforementioned genres.
Katz Broadcasting president and CEO Jonathan Katz based the demographic-targeted concept of Escape and Grit after Bounce TV, a network Katz co-founded with Martin Luther King III and Andrew Young in 2011 that is targeted at African-American audiences. Katz stated Grit and Escape are "the country’s first ever male-centric and female-centric broadcast networks," featuring different programming from other classic television multicast networks that Katz referred to as "generic brands with generic names, created by studios to serve the studios."
Grit's program schedule features an extensive library of films through multi-year program licensing agreements with several major film studios: Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
As of June 2016, Grit has current or pending affiliation agreements with television stations covering approximately 78% of the United States.
When the network was first announced, Grit entered into an affiliation agreement with Univision Communications, which launched the network in 24 markets served by a station owned by the group or operated through local marketing agreements with Entravision Communications – giving Grit affiliates in 12 of the 20 largest U.S. television markets (including markets such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas-Fort Worth). The network immediately sought carriage on the digital subchannels of television stations owned by other broadcasting companies; on June 17, 2014, Katz signed group deals to carry Grit on stations owned and/or operated by Raycom Media in 26 markets (Raycom was merged into Gray Television at the start of 2019).
On July 17, 2014, Katz announced affiliation deals with the Cox Media Group to carry Grit on WFTV in Orlando and KMYT-TV in Tulsa; as well as KJWP in the Philadelphia market, and Citadel Communications-owned stations in Providence (WLNE-TV) and Lincoln (KLKN). It also expanded its affiliation deal with Univision Communications to add stations in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Phoenix to the network's originally announced Univision-owned charter affiliates.
On October 9, 2014, the Sinclair Broadcast Group announced that it would carry the network on stations it owns and/or operates in 47 markets. The deal lasted for three years, and Sinclair dropped the network on their stations from February 2017 until the start of 2018 in preference for their co-owned network with MGM (and Grit's most direct competitor), Charge!.
List of affiliates
Starting December 8, 2018
|City of license/market||Station||Virtual
|Owner||Launch date||Notes †|
|Birmingham||WBRC||6.3||Gray Television||August 18, 2014|
|Hoover (Birmingham)||WPXH-TV||44.3||Inyo Broadcast Holdings
(Inyo Broadcast Licenses LLC)
|March 1, 2021|
|Huntsville||WAFF||48.3||Gray Television||August 18, 2014|
Fort Walton Beach
|WJTC||44.2||Deerfield Media||January 1, 2015|
|Ozark (Dothan)||WDFX-TV||34.3||Lockwood Broadcast Group||August 18, 2014|
|Phoenix||KASW||61.3||E.W. Scripps Company||August 2016|
|KTVW-DT||33.3||Univision Communications||August 18, 2014|
|Sierra Vista/Tucson||KWBA-TV||58.2||E.W. Scripps Company|
|Fayetteville||KNWA-TV||51.3||Nexstar Media Group||September 2016|
|Hanford (Fresno)||KFTV-DT||21.4||Univision Communications||August 18, 2014|
|Monterey–Salinas||KMMD-CD||39.3||Caballero Television||January 22, 2018|
|Ontario (Los Angeles)||KFTR-DT||46.4||Univision Communications||August 18, 2014|
|San Diego||KFMB-TV||8.3||Tegna||July 2016|
|Santa Maria (Santa Barbara)||KCOY-TV||12.3||News-Press & Gazette Company||March 30, 2018|
|Stockton (Sacramento)||KTFK-DT||64.4||Univision Communications|
|Vallejo (SF–OAK–SJ)||KFSF-DT||66.4||August 18, 2014|
|Denver||KPXC-TV||59.6||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Sterling (Denver)||KCDO-TV||3.2||E.W. Scripps Company|
|WHPX-TV||26.4||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Wilmington (Philadelphia, PA)||WDPN-TV||2.3||Maranatha Broadcasting Company, Inc.||August 18, 2014|
|WPPX-TV||61.3||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Bradenton (Tampa Bay Area)||WXPX-TV||66.3||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Fort Myers||WFTX||36.4||E.W. Scripps Company|
|Hollywood (Miami)||WAMI-DT||69.4||Univision Communications||August 18, 2014|
|Jacksonville||WRCZ-LD||35.1||DTV America Corporation||October 2, 2017|
|Lake Worth (West Palm Beach)||WPXP-TV||67.4||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Melbourne (Orlando)||WOPX-TV||56.4||Ion Media Networks|
|Orlando||WRDQ||27.4||Cox Media Group||April 15, 2015|
|Panama City||WPGX||28.3||Lockwood Broadcast Group||August 18, 2014|
|Tampa–St. Petersburg||WFTS-TV||28.3||E. W. Scripps Company||April 15, 2015|
|West Palm Beach||WFLX||29.3||Gray Television
(operated by the E. W. Scripps Company)
|August 18, 2014|
|Augusta||WFXG||54.3||Lockwood Broadcast Group||August 18, 2014|
|Brunswick (Jacksonville, FL)||WPXC-TV||21.4||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Columbus||WTVM||9.3||Gray Television||August 18, 2014|
|Savannah||WTOC-TV||11.3||March 18, 2015|
|Honolulu||KHNL||13.3||Gray Television||August 18, 2014|
|Kaneohe (Honolulu)||KPXO-TV||66.3||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Boise||KNIN||9.3||Gray Television||March 2, 2017|
|Idaho Falls/Pocatello||KPIF||15.3||Pocatello Channel 15, LLC||October 2, 2017|
|Nampa (Boise)||KTRV-TV||12.3||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Champaign||WCIA||3.4||Nexstar Media Group||August 23, 2016|
|East St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)||WRBU||46.3||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Joliet (Chicago)||WGBO-DT||66.3||Univision Communications||August 18, 2014|
|Rockford||WTVO||17.4||Nexstar Media Group||September 1, 2016|
|Evansville||WFIE||14.3||Gray Television||October 28, 2014|
|Fort Wayne||WISE-TV||33.3||May 1, 2019|
|Indianapolis||WRTV||6.2||E. W. Scripps Company||October 1, 2016|
|Terre Haute||WAWV-TV||38.2||Nexstar Media Group||August 23, 2016|
|Cedar Rapids||KPXR-TV||48.2||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Ottumwa–Keokuk, IA–Kirksville, MO||KYOU-TV||15.3||American Spirit Media
(operated by Gray Television)
|August 18, 2014||Moved from 15.2, which joined NBC January 24, 2018|
|Derby (Wichita)||KDCU-DT||31.2||Entravision Communications||Launched July 2, 2018|
|Lawrence–Kansas City, MO||KSHB-TV||41.2||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Bowling Green||WCZU-LD||39.5||DTV America Corporation||September 23, 2016|
|Louisville||WAVE||3.2||Gray Television||August 18, 2014|
|Newport (Cincinnati, Ohio)||WXIX-TV||19.3||July 2015|
|Richmond (Lexington)||WUPX-TV||67.3||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Baton Rouge||WBXH-CD||39.3||Gray Television||August 1, 2015||Moved to 39.3 from 39.2 when MeTV was added in its old DT2 slot on June 29, 2021|
|Lafayette||KATC-TV||3.3||E. W. Scripps Company||June 28, 2016||Scripps (O&O)|
|Lake Charles||KPLC||7.4||Gray Television||December 31, 2015||Moved to KPLC-TV DT4 when the CW was added in its old DT2 slot on August 31, 2017|
|Monroe/El Dorado||KARD||14.3||Nexstar Media Group||September 12, 2016|
|New Orleans||WVUE-DT||8.3||Gray Television||August 18, 2014|
|WPXL-TV||49.2||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021||Scripps O&O|
|Shreveport||KSLA||12.2||Gray Television||December 31, 2015||Moved to DT4 when Circle was launched January 1, 2020|
|Lewiston (Portland)||WIPL||35.4||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Salisbury||WGDV-LD||32.6||Marquee Broadcasting||October 2016|
|Marlborough (Boston)||WUNI||66.4||Univision Communications
(operated by Entravision Communications)
|April 1, 2017|
|New Bedford (Providence, RI)||WLNE-TV||6.2||Standard Media||August 18, 2014|
|Ann Arbor (Detroit)||WPXD-TV||31.3||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Battle Creek–Kalamazoo–Grand Rapids||WOTV||41.3||Nexstar Media Group||January 2016|
|WZPX-TV||43.3||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Lake City–Cadillac–Traverse City||WMNN-LD||26.5||Freelancer Television Broadcasting||early 2016||Replaced original Grit affiliate WPBN-DT3|
|Marquette||WLUC-TV||6.3||Gray Television Group||January 2014|
|Mankato-St. James||K16CG-D||16.6||Cooperative Television|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul||KWJM-LD||15.3||HC2 Holdings|
|Redwood Falls||K46FY-D||46.1||Redwood TV Improvement Corporation|
|St. Cloud (Minneapolis–St. Paul)||KPXM-TV||41.3||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Jackson||WDBD||40.3||Gray Television||October 2014|
|Cape Girardeau–Paducah, KY||KFVS-TV||12.3||Gray Television||October 6, 2014|
|Columbia–Jefferson City||KQFX-LD||22.3||News-Press & Gazette Company||April 6, 2018|
|Joplin||KODE-TV||12.2||Nexstar Media Group||August 25, 2016|
|Kansas City||KSHB-TV||41.2||The E.W. Scripps Company||February 1, 2020|
|Springfield||KOLR||10.3||Nexstar Media Group||August 20, 2016|
|St. Joseph||KNPG-LD||21.5||News-Press & Gazette Company||April 6, 2018|
|Billings–Hardin||KHMT||4.3||Nexstar Media Group||September 2, 2016|
|Lincoln||KLKN||8.2||Citadel Communications||August 18, 2014|
|Paterson (New York City)||WXTV-DT||41.4||Univision Communications||August 18, 2014|
|Albuquerque||KWBQ||19.2||Tamer Media||January 11, 2016|
|Amsterdam (Albany)||WYPX-TV||55.4||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Buffalo||WKBW-TV||7.4||E. W. Scripps Company||June 2017|
|Syracuse||WSPX-TV||56.3||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
(operated by Nexstar Media Group)
|September 3, 2016|
|Burlington (Greensboro)||WGPX-TV||16.2||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Charlotte||WBTV||3.4||Gray Television||October 8, 2014|
|Greenville||WEPX-TV||38.3||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|W35DW-D||45.1||DTV America Corporation||Unknown Future|
|Jacksonville||WPXU-TV||35.3||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021||Operates as a satellite station of WEPX-TV|
|Goldsboro (Raleigh)||WNCN||17.3||Nexstar Media Group||November 1, 2017|
|Wilmington||WSFX-TV||26.3||American Spirit Media
(operated by Gray Television)
|August 18, 2014|
|Bismarck/Minot||KNDB||26.3||BEK Sports Network, Inc||August 2018|
|Fargo/Valley City/Grand Forks||KRDK-TV||4.6 (24)||Major Market Broadcasting||January 2015|
|Akron (Cleveland)||WVPX-TV||23.2||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Cincinnati||WXIX-TV||19.4||Gray Television||July 2015|
|Cleveland||WEWS-TV||5.2||E. W. Scripps Company||April 14, 2017||Replaced Cozi TV|
|Toledo||WTOL||11.3||Tegna||November 18, 2014|
|Oklahoma City||KOPX-TV||62.4||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|KSBI||52.4||Griffin Communications||Launched October 1, 2018|
|Okmulgee (Tulsa)||KTPX-TV||44.4||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Tulsa||KMYT-TV||41.3||Cox Media Group||August 18, 2014|
|Erie||WFXP||66.3||Nexstar Media Group||August 28, 2016|
|Johnstown/Altoona/State College||WTAJ-TV||10.4||October 2017|
|Pittsburgh||WPCW||19.3||ViacomCBS||July 1, 2017|
|Scranton (Wilkes-Barre)||WQPX-TV||64.4||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Wilkes-Barre/Scranton||WBRE-TV||28.3||Nexstar Media Group||August 27, 2016||As of September 1, 2021 "Grit" was dropped from WBRE-TV's DT3, and replaced by "Rewind TV."|
|Charleston||WCSC-TV||5.3||Gray Television||December 31, 2015|
|WZRB||47.4||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Myrtle Beach||WMBF-TV||32.5||Gray Television||August 18, 2014|
|Chattanooga||WDEF-TV||12.4||Morris Multimedia||January 8, 2018|
|Franklin (Nashville)||WNPX-TV||28.3||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Knoxville||WTNZ||43.3||Lockwood Broadcast Group||August 18, 2014|
|Memphis||WMC||5.3||Gray Television||December 31, 2015|
|WPXX-TV||50.4||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Abilene||KRBC-TV||9.2||Nexstar Media Group||August 25, 2016|
|Alvin (Houston)||KFTH-DT||67.3||Univision Communications||August 18, 2014|
|Amarillo||KCIT||14.2||Nexstar Media Group||August 25, 2016||Replaced This TV|
|Austin||KNVA||54.2||January 29, 2016|
|Arlington (Dallas)||KPXD-TV||68.3||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Brownsville/Harlingen, Texas||KGBT-TV||4.6||Nexstar Media Group||January 28, 2020|
|Conroe (Houston)||KPXB-TV||49.3||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Dallas–Fort Worth||KSTR-DT||49.3||Univision Communications||August 18, 2014|
|Del Rio (San Antonio)||KYVV-TV||28.1||Stryker Media LLC||July 1, 2018|
|El Paso||KINT-TV||26.2||Entravision Communications||June 2018|
|Jacksonville (Tyler–Longview)||KETK-TV||56.2||Nexstar Media Group|
|Laredo||KXOF-CD||31.4||Entravision Communications||July 23, 2018|
|Lubbock||KCBD||11.3||Gray Television||August 18, 2014|
|Midland-Odessa||KMID||2.4||Nexstar Media Group||September 2016|
|San Angelo||KLST||8.3||August 25, 2016|
|San Antonio||KWEX-DT||41.3||Univision Communications||August 18, 2014|
|Wichita Falls||KJTL||18.3||Nexstar Media Group||September 1, 2016|
|Provo (Salt Lake City)||KUCW||30.3||Nexstar Media Group||September 2, 2016|
|KUPX-TV||16.2||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Burlington||WVNY||22.3||Nexstar Media Group||August 23, 2016|
|Arlington (Washington, D.C.)||WFDC-DT||14.3||Univision Communications
(operated by Entravision Communications
|August 18, 2014|
|Ashland (Richmond)||WUPV||65.3||Gray Television|
|Bellevue (Seattle)||KWPX-TV||33.4||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Spokane||KGPX-TV||34.3||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||March 1, 2021|
|Vancouver (Portland, Oregon)||KPDX||49.4||Meredith Corporation||February 2017|
|Charleston||WLPX-TV||29.4||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Huntington-Charleston||WOWK-TV||13.4||Nexstar Media Group||October 2017|
|Antigo (Wausau)||WTPX-TV||46.2||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|Green Bay||WACY-TV||32.2||E. W. Scripps Company||August 11, 2015|
|Kenosha (Milwaukee)||WPXE-TV||55.4||Ion Media Networks||March 1, 2021|
|La Crosse||WLAX||25.4||Nexstar Media Group||August 30, 2016|
|Madison||WIFS||57.8||Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC||April 30, 2018|
|Milwaukee||WTMJ-TV||4.4||E. W. Scripps Company||March 2018||moved to WTMJ from WCGV-DT3 (24.3), which left the air January 8, 2018|
|Market||Station||Channel||Current owner||Years of affiliation||Notes|
|KFLU-LD||20.2||HC2 Holdings||2015-2016||Replaced by Court TV|
|Inglewood (Los Angeles)
|KILM||64.1||Ion Media Networks
(Subsidiary of E.W. Scripps Company)
|2021||Replaced by Ion Plus|
|San Bernardino (Los Angeles)
|KPXN-TV||30.3||Replaced by Ion Plus|
|San Jose (SF Bay Area)
|KKPX-TV||65.4||Replaced by Ion Shop|
|WCTX||59.2||Nexstar Media Group||2015-2021||Replaced by Comet|
|KLEW-TV||3.3||Sinclair Broadcasting Group||2015-2018||Replaced by Stadium|
|WBSF||46.3||Cunningham Broadcasting||2015-2017||Replaced by Charge!|
|WFKB-LD||38.1||HC2 Holdings||2014-2020||Went off the air|
|KRCG||13.3||Sinclair Broadcasting Group||2015-2017||Replaced by Charge!|
|KMCI||38.4||E.W. Scripps Company||2015-2020||Replaced by Court TV|
|KPXE-TV||50.3||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||2021||Replace by Defy TV|
|KRXI-TV||11.3||Sinclair Broadcasting Group||2014-2018||Replaced by Antenna TV|
(New York City)
|WUTV||29.3||2014-2017||Replaced by Charge!|
|New York City||WPXN-TV||31.2||Ion Media Networks||2021||Replaced by Bounce TV|
(New York City)
|WHAM||13.3||Deerfield Media||2015-2017||Replaced by Charge!|
(New York City)
|WTVH||5.2||Sinclair Broadcasting Group|
|WRPX-TV||47.4||Ion Media Network||2021||Replaced by Defy TV|
|WWHO||53.2||Sinclair Broadcasting Group||2015-2017||Replaced by Charge!|
|WKEF||22.3/22.4||Replaced by TBD|
|WXBU||15.1||Howard Stirk Holdings||2016-2017||Replaced by Comet and TBD|
|WNAB||58.3||Sinclair Broadcasting Group||2015-2017||Replaced by Charge!|
|WKRN-TV||2.4||Nexstar Media Group||2017-2021||Replaced by Rewind TV|
|KDFM||6.3||2014-2018||Replaced by Charge! and Fox|
|KVEO-TV||23.4||Nexstar Media Group||2014-2020|
|WTVZ-TV||33.3/33.4||Sinclair Broadcasting Group||2014-2017||Replaced by Comet and TBD|
|KIMA-TV||29.3||2015-2018||Replaced by Stadium|
|WCHS-TV||8.3||2015-2017||Replaced by Charge!|
|WFKB-LD||38.1||HC2 Holdings||2019-2020||Station off the air|
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