WPWR scores big with Bears

Fox-owned WPWR-TV and the NFL Network scored big with Thursday night’s telecast of the New Orleans Saints-Chicago Bears game.

Locally, the game scored a combined 25.2 rating on both outlets. In October, WPWR (as a My Network TV affiliate), finished seventh among English-language households in prime-time, behind WCIU-TV’s House of Payne and The Bernie Mac Show and CW programming on WGN-TV.

Nationally, the game earned a 6.2 household rating – the second highest rated game this year on the NFL Network.

While play-by-play man Bob Papa was better than Bryant Gumbel, listening to Cris Collinsworth was like listening to nails on a blackboard.

T Dog Media Blog Flashback (from December 2007): Get reacquainted with WPWR ; Gumbel sucked as much as game did