Knocking Off the King in Chicago

With the May book almost over, WMAQ in Chicago is this/close to knocking blowtorch WLS off the ratings throne.

Robert Feder writes that WMAQ appears poised to overtake the market’s perennial front-runner, WLS in the prime demos.   

As of last Friday, NBC 5’s 10 p.m. newscast, anchored by Allison Rosati and Rob Stafford (both pictured), was averaging a 3.6 percent share of the 25-to-54 audience — up from 3.1 in April and 2.9 last May. ABC 7’s 10 p.m. newscast, anchored by Kathy Brock and Ron Magers, had a 3.4 share in the demo — up from 3.3 in April and 3.2 last May.

WBBM is a very distant third.