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NBCUniversal makes cuts, including at NBC Sports Chicago

NBC 5, Telemundo also announce layoffs At a time when the Covid pandemic has hammered advertising revenues, it isn’t surprising media companies are making cuts. And it hit [..]

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“30 Rock” reunion special faces affiliate resistance (updated)

Chicago viewers will get to see Liz Lemon & Co. reunite. Outside of Chicago? It depends on where your live – and who owns your NBC station. [Updated [..]

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Chicago stations collaborate on celebrating 2020 grads

Oprah Winfrey to speak to local grads The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out graduation ceremonies all over the Chicago area, but they get to celebrate virtually – with [..]

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NBC 5 anchor Dick Johnson dies

Anchor/reporter for NBC5 had 38-year journalism career in Chicago Journalists and anchors were stunned at the sudden death of NBC 5 (NBC-owned WMAQ-TV) anchor Dick Johnson, who passed [..]

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ABC wins ratings war in tamer New Year’s Eve derby

Ratings down nationally but “Rockin’ Eve” still tops New Year’s 2020 didn’t have Mariah Carey being confused on stage or Don Lemon hitting a bong, but viewers still [..]

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Bears bomb on field again, draws mixed ratings results for “Sunday Night Football”

Local fans tuned out, but telecast still drew 17 million viewers nationwide (Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with new ratings information.) The Bears’ home finale drew [..]

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WGN-TV enters New Years’ Eve countdown game

Brings total number to four If you plan to stay home on New Year’s Eve this year, you’re going to have numerous local choices. As announced a few [..]

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Viewers bail on Bears-Rams snoozefest

Boring game between two large-market teams doesn’t resonate (Editor’s Note: This post was updated at 8:58 p.m. with more ratings information. – T.H.) You have to question why [..]

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The Media Notepad: NBC 5 launches new lifestyle show “Chicago Today”

Also: Access Hollywood adds another show; Sinclair closes on Fox RSN purchase; McHenry radio station with historic calls ceases broadcasting At long last, NBC 5 (WMAQ) is joining [..]

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No Blues for NHL as Game 7 sets Stanley Cup ratings benchmark

St. Louis boring? Not when their team just won the Stanley Cup.  Who needs the Chicago Blackhawks? That’s the sentiment NBC Sports and the NHL are having Thursday [..]

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ABC 7, WGN-TV win on election night

Election, R. Kelly, Jussie Smollett stories drive viewers to local stations in February; Super Bowl and Oscars also do their part After Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he [..]

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“Hall”, “Clarkson” gains momentum

Production commitments likely after station clearances top 70 percent, plus other syndication news of note As expected, new talk shows headlined by former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson [..]

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The state of syndication in 2019

Led by Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall, new shows aim for time slots With the 57th National Association of Television Programming Executive convention set to start this coming [..]

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Bears loss doesn’t clank in ratings (updated)

Thrilling game proves to be a ratings hit – Golden Globes less so (Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new ratings information.) Despite the odious outcome, [..]

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New Year’s Eve programming: Same as last year

Networks, local stations remain status quo as hosts return There’s nothing like ringing in 2019 than watching the same people who did so with 2018. No major changes [..]

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