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Media Notepad: Tribune sacks NewsFix, Morning Dose

Also: Start TV starts; Jenny Mikowski exits WSHE; Pickler & Ben goes national, comes to Chicago on two stations As Chicago-based Tribune Media prepares itself to go on [..]

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Bobby Bones heads to Chicago

Syndicated country morning show joins Big 95.5’s lineup In a move a lot of insiders saw as inevitable, languishing iHeartMedia-owned country station WEBG-FM (branded as Big 95.5 FM) [..]

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Sinclair to divest WGN-TV? Not so fast

Sinclair selling off WPIX, WGN to win approval? Meet the Shell Answer Man. During the eight years I worked at the Better Business Bureau, yours truly has seen [..]

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DMA Report: Chicago, other big markets losing households

New DMA rankings show large markets losing population Chicago, San Diego, Indianapolis big losers; Nashville, Portland big gainers An analysis of the 2017-18 Nielsen designated market area (DMA) [..]

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Study: Chicagoans prefer local news over cable news by a wide margin

            CNN, Fox News lag in Chicago market – as local news expansion is starting to go bust in some markets You’d think [..]

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2017 Stanley Cup Final surges in ratings

Pittsburgh repeats but smaller market as opponent actually drew more viewers than last year’s matchup Who needs those Blackhawks anyway? The 2017 Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh [..]

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T Dog Media’s Notepad: “24: Legacy canceled”

And… other news of note  To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Fox has pulled the plug on 24: Legacy after one season. The series was left off the fall [..]

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Predators-Blackhawks game could be moved if headed to OT

As first reported by Sports Media Watch, tonight’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoff Quarterfinal between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks could be moved to [..]

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Bubble Bustin’ Thursday – nets cancel shows

Networks pull plug on underperforming shows. Ten shows axed; Supergirl changes networks For the last several years, the major networks have made decisions on “bubble shows” on the Thursday [..]

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“Katie” roars out of gate on first day

Dish Nation bombs in debut Thanks to prized time slots on ABC-owned and ABC affiliates, Katie blew out her two freshmen rivals who premiered Monday. In info obtained [..]

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"Family Feud" on the move

Family Feud, the venerable game show whose been through more syndicators (and hosts) than Terrell Owens been through football teams, is getting a new locale. Beginning July 10, [..]

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T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag

Syndication switcheroo; Universal Sports add more clearances; Young files Chapter 11. – With another ratings period ahead, two Chicago stations have made some major changes to their syndicated [..]

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T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag

– The ALCS Game 7 between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on TBS last night drew a record-setting 13.4 million viewers, making it the [..]

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KWQC cuts staff, cancels newscasts

Young Broadcasting’s KWQC-TV in Davenport, IA-Rock Island, IL has laid off twelve employees and the NBC affiliate has also canceled its Saturday morning newscasts. This move comes as [..]

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Viva Las Whacked

After a very lackluster debut Thursday night, CBS’ new critically-scathed musical Viva Laughlin collapsed last night, drawing a historically low 1.2 among adults 18-49, finishing fourth in the [..]

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