All about the Windy City

Broadcasting & Cable has a profile of Chicago in its issue this week, and it talks about how Chicago’s TV stations are handling the economy – as well as possible major events the city may be celebrating in the not-too-distant future (Obama’s presidential bid, a Cubs-White Sox World Series, an Olympic bid…) The article also talks about news expansion and looking ahead to the 2008-09 television season.

The article also reveals how much Chicago stations have been ranking in. To no one’s surprise, ABC-owned WLS-TV ranked in the most with 181.1 million, far ahead of Fox-owned WFLD-TV, which bad $149 million. Tribune’s WGN outbilled NBC-owned WMAQ-TV and CBS O&O WBBM-TV – outstanding for a CW affiliate. You wonder if WGN took in more than The CW network itself…