WMAQ the NBC O&O and WBBM the CBS O&O in Chicago are locked in a very close at 10PM.
How close is it? They're tied!
The ratings show that the late newscasts of both stations were watched in 203,000 households in the Chicago market .
There's just one problem.....
The race they are in for for second place. Both stations are behind by a substantial margin the perennially top-ranked ABC O&O WLS.
So far in the February book, 311,000 Chicago-area households were tuning into WLS late newscast.
Larry Wert the GM of WMAQ might have picked a good time to leave.