Definition of newscast
: a radio or television broadcast of news
newscasterplay \ˈnüz-ˌka-stər, ˈnyüz-\ noun
Recent Examples of newscast from the Web
Teachman will join the station for the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts later this month.
Evening news ratings have been down while news junkies turn to prime-time cable newscasts.
All three evening newscasts lost viewers during the month but CBS's decline was the worst of the three.
Mr. Pelley has consistently been in third place in the ratings among the newscasts at 6:30 p.m. Eastern, behind Lester Holt of NBC and David Muir of ABC, who have traded victories this season.
Its programming incudes network telenovelas, news and sports programming, as well as a local newscast Monday through Friday.
On Wednesday, after the video was replayed on several television newscasts, Joseph Yshua, a 21-year-old West Park man, turned himself in, confessing to carrying out the robbery, the report said.
Those ratings also give a very limited sense of how many viewers local newscasts are reaching.
For the privilege of showing ads to kids, Channel One provides satellite links, TVs, and 12-minute newscasts.
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Origin and Etymology of newscast
news + broadcast
First Known Use: circa 1934
NEWSCAST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of newscast for English Language Learners
: a radio or television program that reports the news
NEWSCAST Defined for Kids
Definition of newscast for Students
: a radio or television broadcast of information on recent events
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