Tag Archives: WMAQ

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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Networks drop E-Cig advertising as anti-vaping fever heats up

Local TV stations already shunning ads; Juul halts all advertising¬† (Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on September 22 and has been updated.) With complaints from viewers [..]

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Fall syndication preview: three new talkers battle it out

New talk shows do battle this fall; former talk show host now TV’s newest judge (Editor’s Note: This post has been updated. Look in the comments section for [..]

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Lori Lightfoot to address city’s financial issues in prime-time address

Local stations to carry speech In what has to be a first in recent memory, a sitting Chicago Mayor will address the city’s financial problems in a prime-time [..]

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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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Media Notepad: WTTW exec exits after long run

And… James Holzhauer’s final Jeopardy scores in ratings; Gov. Pritzker honors Rockford local show; Viewers skip Red Line. The man who helmed the Window To The World has [..]

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“Steve” to end run

Steve Harvey’s daytime talk show canceled after seven years amid controversy With numerous shows’ fates being decided this weekend before the upfronts (I’ll have a post up on [..]

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Media Notepad: Fan displays “white power” symbol during live Cubs telecast

Also: Extra doubles up on name and gets a new host; New York’s WPLJ ends run May 31; and more In a bizarre incident captured on live TV [..]

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Chet Coppock dies in car crash

Legendary sports anchor, radio host, and author was 70. (Editor’s Note: Correction made to date when crash happened. – T.H.) In news shocking everyone in Chicago sports and [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Televised mayoral “forums” a disservice to voters

In a joke of an mayoral election, the local stations are treating it like one I’m wondering where I can go to buy a T-shirt for the Preckwinkle/Lightfoot [..]

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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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