WGN Morning News Earns GOLD in February 2014 Sweeps

CHICAGO, February 27, 2014 – In this Olympics month, WGN Morning News 6a-9a, swept the competition ranking first in Households, Adults 18-49, and Adults 25-54 by solid margins.

Ratings Growth vs. Feb ’13:
•      Households= +22%
•      Adult 18-49 +13%
•      Adults 25-54 +19%

(Ratings source: Chicago NSI)

On September 6, 1994, WGN-TV launched WGN Morning News from 7-8am.  In January 1996, the show expanded to two hours and eight months later, expanded again to 6-9am.  In January 2001, the show launched an early edition at 5:30am, and then three years later, in January 2004, expanded to begin at 5am.  In August 2010, WGN Morning News began a half-hour earlier at 4:30am.  As of July 2011, it started at 4am.  In September 2013, the show added the 9-10am hour, airing for six total hours from 4-10am.  On September 6, 2014, WGN Morning News will celebrate its 20th anniversary.

WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming news, sports and entertainment.  Most programming airs in high definition on WGN 9.1.  WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station airing on WGN-TV as well as CLTV.  WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Tribune Broadcasting’s classic TV network Antenna TV and WGN 9.3 is Chicago’s This TV movie network affiliate.  WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station.  For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNtv.com

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