Tag Archives: WFLD

Bears commit Epic Fail on field – and ratings take hit

Bears may be losing grip of city again After yet another agonizing baseball season which saw disinterest from Chicago sports fans, a lot of them hoped the Bears [..]

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The Grab Bag: St. Louis Cardinals win on the field, on TV, in life.

Don’t discount Cardinal Nation: The St. Louis Cardinals finished the just-concluded 2014 season with the highest-rated regular season average in Major League Baseball: according to Nielsen,  the team [..]

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Tribune, Fox headed for a Showdown In Seattle

Could have implications for Chicago’s WPWR  A brewing affiliation fight in Seattle could have implications for a local Chicago TV station. According to a story in Tuesday’s edition [..]

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Chicago’s late newscasts continues to lose steam

              Maybe Chicago viewers are tired of hearing about all the shootings and murders. Maybe viewers are tired of the constant weather [..]

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Conflict losing its bite at Tribune

Attention viewers: baby mama drama time may soon be over. As reported by TVNewscheck on Friday, Tribune Broadcasting may not renew its contracts for its three conflict talk [..]

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WGN-TV slots “Celebrity Name Game” at 10 p.m.

Also: Hollywood Daily Live, Daily Helpline debut to microscopic audiences In a rather unusual move, Tribune-owned WGN-TV has slotted Craig Ferguson’s new game show, Celebrity Name Game from [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: WCIU expands “You and Me” to three hours

Also: Tyra Banks plans returns to daytime TV – Good news for fans of WCIU’s  You and Me in The Morning (and for local television overall): the two-hour morning [..]

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It’s official: Cubs head to WBBM-AM

CBS scores 7-year mega deal with the Chicago Cubs Seattle (yes, Seattle) – could play a role on where the Cubs local TV rights would land in 2015 [..]

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Report: WGN America to dump Chicago sports

Also: WBBM-AM nears deal to land Cubs telecasts Back in 1978, WGN-TV in Chicago joined WTBS in Atlanta and WOR-TV in New York (now WWOR) and uplinked their signal [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: ABC stations take late news crown in Chicago, L.A. and Dallas

Also: WGN-TV to launch 4 p.m. newscast this fall; cooking Brisket on TV – for 13 straight hours [Editor’s Note: It has come to my attention that some [..]

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FX networks unveils “Simpsons” plans

                  FX Networks, the group who purchased the exclusive rerun cable rights to The Simpsons for new channel FXX for [..]

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CNN’s “Chicagoland” stalls at the starting gate

The first episode of Robert Redford’s eight-episode documentary didn’t attract much of an audience Reviews mixed, but Chicago viewers’ reception is more positive Chicago is in the spotlight [..]

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Why “Bethenny” failed

Lack of experience, awkwardness, and arrogance kept viewers away from former Real Housewives star’s daytime talker In a project that never should have seen the light of day, [..]

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Mancow off the air at WCKG

Mancow Mueller’s run on west suburban WCKG-AM has come to an end – for now. According to a local media website, Mancow’s syndicated morning radio show has parted [..]

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Jim Corno dies

If there was one name associated with sports television in Chicago, it would be Jim Corno. Sadly, Corno passed away Tuesday at the age of 66 due to [..]

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