After WPXN-TV 31 became an affiliate of the Pax network, WLNY-TV became the only broadcast TV station in New York not to be affiliated with a national network. Until recently, they were the only station to broadcast a movie in prime time five nights a week, but now they occasionally show coverage of local college sports. Despite their small presence, their addition to Cablevision's island-wide basic cable package increased their ratings manifold.
Although most of the shows on WLNY's afternoon line-up are syndicated, you can use this to your advantage. For example, I would watch Jeopardy! at 6:00 PM when WLNY aired it, and then showcase my incredible "knowledge" when my mom would turn it on at 7:00 PM on WABC-TV, channel 7.
WLNY joins WCBS, WNBC and WABC in providing a half-hour newscast every night at 11:00. To compete with WWOR, WNYW and WPIX's one-hour 10:00 newscasts, they currently air an hour of Judge Judy as a news lead-in.
If you've ever seen the movie UHF, this is the type of station that could beat the networks if an eccentric gentleman's uncle were to win it in a poker game and retool the schedule.