CHICAGO CUBS AND CHICAGO WHITE SOX ON WGN-TV END WITH A BOOM – IN RATINGS GROWTH!

CHICAGO, October 4, 2016 – As the Cubs head into the MLB Playoffs, WGN takes a look back at an amazing season. Airing 45 games with an average 5.8 HH rating, the Cubs on WGN-TV experienced year-to-year growth in all key demos; household rating grew 26% YTY, Adults 25-54 rating grew 60% YTY, and Men 25-54 rating grew 53% YTY.

Chicago White Sox, with 55 games, averaged a 1.5 Household rating this season, and had a 7% YTY rating growth in Households. The Sox maintained consistent YTY rating in Adults and Men 25-54 on WGN-TV.

CHICAGO CUBS Season FINAL
WGN Games: 45
Household Rating: 5.8
Adults 25-54 Rating: 2.4
Men 25-54 Rating: 2.9

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 2016 Season FINAL
WGN Games: 55
Household Rating: 1.5
Adults 25-54 Rating: 0.6
Men 25-54 Rating: 0.9

Starting Monday, October 3and for as long as the Cubs are playing in the MLB postseason, Chicago’s Cubs station WGN-TV will present “Cubs Nightly,” weeknights from 6-6:30pm (program will not air in the event there is a Cubs playoff game in progress.) The program will be simulcast on CLTV.

Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV has been home of the Cubs since 1948. WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station, and can be seen on WGN-TV, CLTV, WGNTV.com and the WGN-TV News and Live apps. 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