No Olympics and Chicago Station Falls Back in the Ratings (Update)

Unfortunately, they don't have a Winter Olympics in May....

WMAQ (Chicago) had a very good February book thanks to the Winter Games. But, without that the station has fallen back to a familiar spot in the numbers.

Behind WLS.

Chicago's blowtorch WLS was back in their usual spot at the top of the ratings.

 The station finished the May sweeps number 1 in all local news time periods from morning to night.

More on the Chicago Ratings from Robert Feder

Update: WGN Anchor Larry Potash emailed FTVLive to say that while WLS is on top in households in the AM news race, WGN's Morning News wins in the demos.

And this is why I hate posting ratings stories. LOL

Here's the email from Larry:

Love your website---great work.     Long-time reader, first time emailer:   maybe WLS is #1 in HH  but I’m not sure why that would matter.  As our industry defines  success by demos…. WLS is a distant second in the morning.