What a day in Chicago sports

The Bears lose, the Cubs fall out of first place, and the White Sox lose as usual. Right now, these three teams make any of the new fall shows look good by comparison. If these three were TV shows, they all would be gone after the first episode. Anyone who watched Anchorwoman sure were lucky. Unlike these three, they didn’t […]

Cubs dominate the ratings

This summer’s reality shows are taking a back seat to the ultimate reality show: The Cubs chase for the National League’s Central Division Championship. Wednesday night’s Dodgers-Cubs game was the highest rated program in prime-time and the entire broadcast day in Chicago, according to Nielsen with a whopping 11 rating and 19 share (second item. Yeah, there’s a first item, […]

Prime-time sensations that faded fast

From The Onion’s (the comedy newspaper) A.V. Club, they serve up fifteen shows that started out hot but faded fast, including Batman and The Arsenio Hall Show. They obviously forgot to add a 16th one – the Chicago White Sox.

The T Dog Media Blog Think Tank: White Sox sliding into oblivion

This story from Crain’s Chicago Business from the previous week has an item about the Chicago White Sox – the 2005 World Series Champions who are struggling on the field this year – and in the ratings and at the box office, too. As a result, the team has decided to put its ad agency account up for review. Like […]

Radio rating trend

First trend for Chicago stations – WGN a dominant number one (thanks to the Cubs), with WGCI (and WLIT) performing like the White Sox…

Cubs beat "Singing Bee"

On Wednesday night, Chicagoans had a choice between the Cubs and Joey Fatone. Chicagoans made the right decision. The Cubs-Phillies games on Comcast SportsNet drew a 6.9 Nielsen rating in prime-time on Wednesday night (second item), making it the top-ranked network (broadcast and cable), beating the news coverage of the bridge collapse in Minneapolis on the cable news networks (whose […]

The ultimate insult

It’s worst enough the Chicago media has been angering everyone with the shenanigans over the Amy Jacobson- Craig Stebic controversy, and now ESPN has decided to join in, at least angering White Sox fans. In a SportsNation poll, ESPN asked viewers “Which sports team do you most associate with Chicago?” and listed were the Bulls, Cubs, Bears, and even the […]

National Bingo Night to return? WTF?

Latest B&C TV critics poll gives top honors to Sopranos, Heroes, and Office; National Bingo Night voted worst show. Despite the fact that National Bingo Night bombed in the ratings, ABC is giving the moribund show another chance, this time stripping the show five nights a week, beginning December 17, for that week only. ABC officials claim that the shows’ […]

Must Flee TV

With the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals, two events that also tanked in the ratings, at least you had teams compete for a championship. But the Chicago White Sox aren’t even close to doing that this year – and games on Comcast SportsNet are averaging a 1.6 Nielsen rating – down 40 percent from last year (last item). It’s […]

Get ready for the crosstown classic (yawn)

It’s the second series meeting between the Cubs and the White Sox this season, this time at U.S. Cellular Field. Enjoy it baseball fans because after this weekend, baseball season in Chicago will be officially over. Bring on Da Bears!