FIRST TIME EVER! WGN NEWS AT 10PM TIES FOR 2nd PLACE FINISH IN JUNE 2020 SWEEP

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WGN NEWS AT 10PM TIES FOR 2ND PLACE FINISH IN JUNE 2020 SWEEP!

LATE NEWS

For the first time since its inception in 2015, WGN News at Ten finished #2 with Adults 25-54 in the June sweep, tied with WMAQ and growing its rating by +90% compared to last June. WGN News at Nine also finished the June Sweep as the #1 9pm news with Adults 25-54, beating WFLD by 144% and growing its rating by +83% from last June. It also finished as the #2 overall late newscast in the market, beating WMAQ’s 10p by 16%.  

  M-F Late News
 Jun’20Jun’19   Rank 
WGN 9P2.21.283%#1 
WFLD 9P0.90.90%#2 
      
WGN 10P1.91.090%#2 
WLS 10P2.42.40%#1 
WMAQ 10P1.91.86%#2 
WBBM 10P0.70.475%#4 

MORNING NEWS

WGN Morning News finished the June sweep #1 with Adults 25-54 at 4am, 5am, 6am, 7am, and 9am with substantial advantages over the nearest competition in most hours. WGN News at 7am & WGN News at 9am grew their Adults 25-54 rating by +6% and +100% compared to last June.

M-F 4-5am News M-F 5-6am News
A25-54Jun’20Rank A25-54Jun’20Rank
WGN0.4#1 WGN0.9#1
WFLD0.1#3 WFLD0.2#4
WLS0.2#2 WLS0.4#2
WMAQ0.1#3 WMAQ0.3#3
WBBM0.0#5 WBBM0.1#5
       
M-F 6-7am News M-F 7-9am News
A25-54Jun’20Rank A25-54Jun’20Rank
WGN1.3#1 WGN1.8#1
WFLD0.4#4 WFLD0.6#4
WLS0.6#2 WLS1.1#2
WMAQ0.5#3 WMAQ0.7#3
WBBM0.2#5 WBBM0.2#5
M-F 9-10am 
A25-54 ProgramJun’20Rank 
WGNWGN 9am News2.0#1 
WFLDGood Day Chicago 9A0.5#3 
WLSLive W/ Kelly & Ryan0.6#2 
WMAQToday 3rd Hour0.5#3 
WBBMLet’s Make a Deal0.5#3 

MIDDAY NEWS

Chicago has responded well to the new anchor team of Dina Bair and Julie Unruh as the WGN News at 11am finished the June sweep as the #1 Midday News with Adults 25-54, beating its nearest competitor by 33%. It also grew its rating +140% compared to last June.

M-F Midday News
A25-54Jun’20Jun’19 Rank
WGN1.20.5140%#1
WFLD0.30.30%#5
WLS0.90.580%#2
WMAQ0.50.2150%#4
WBBM0.60.2200%#3

EVENING NEWS

WGN News at 4pm, WGN News at 5pm,and WGN News at 6pm grew their Adults 25-54 rating by +125%, +100%, and +63% compared to last June. WGN News at 4pm was also the #2 4pm newscast with Adults 25-54 in the market, tied with WMAQ.  

  M-F Early News A25-54 Jun’20 Jun’19   WGN News at 4pm 0.9 0.4 125% WGN News at 5pm 1.2 0.6 100% WGN News at 6pm 1.3 0.8 63%  

WEEKENDS

All of WGN’s weekend newscasts also showed substantial growth in the June sweep with Adults 25-54 compared to June of last year

    Jun’20Jun’19 
WGNWGN SAT 7-10A NewsSat 7:00A – 10:00A0.80.714%
WGNWGN SAT 5P NewsSat 5:00P –  6:00P0.60.450%
WGNWGN SAT 9P NewsSat 9:00P – 10:00P2.00.7186%
WGNWGN SAT 10P NewsSat10:00P – 10:30P1.90.5280%
       
WGNWGN SUN 7-9A NewsSun 7:00A –  9:00A0.80.4100%
WGNWGN SUN 5P NewsSun 5:00P –  6:00P1.40.4250%
WGNWGN SUN 9P NewsSun 9:00P – 10:00P2.71.1145%
WGNWGN SUN 10P NewsSun10:00P – 10:30P2.40.7243%

(Source: Chicago NSI Overnights; June 2020 sweep (5/28-6/24); Adults 25-54, Live+SD)

WGN-TV is Chicago’s Very Own source for news and entertainment.  WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station and can be seen on WGN-TV, WGNTV.com and the WGN-TV News app.  In-depth local weather is available on all newscasts and the WGN-TV Weather app.  WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Nexstar Media Group’s classic TV network Antenna TV.  WGN 9.3 is Chicago’s Court TV network affiliate and WGN 9.4 carries TBD, bringing the world of internet video to the TV screen.  WGN-TV is a Nexstar Media Group station.  For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNTV.com

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