Cubs dominate ratings in Chicago

Anyone watching the new summer fare here in Chicago? You know, shows like I Survived a Japanese Game Show, Celebrity Family Feud, Swingtown, Duel, and Wanna Bet?

Didn’t think so (in fact, no one is watching them anywhere else, either.)

What people are watching in the Windy City are the Cubs – and on Monday night, the Cubs-Brewers game dominated with a 8.3 Nielsen household rating, peaking at an 11.2 between 10:15-10:30, defeating the local newscasts on the O&Os.

Not only that, the game defeated all first-run reality shows on the networks locally Monday night, including American Gladiators and Nashville Star.

The Cubs are currently three games up on the Milwaukee Brewers as of this afternoon.

If the Cubs continue into the pennant race through October and make the playoffs, it could give the beleaguered broadcast networks really something to worry about when their fall schedules roll out.