Cubs vs. Pirates on WGN-TV Scores Highest Rating Since 2011

Cubs vs. Pirates on WGN-TV Scores Highest Rating Since 2011

Last night’s Chicago Cubs game on WGN-TV, a thrilling 9th inning comeback win versus the Pittsburgh Pirates, delivered a 5.4 Household (HH) rtg, peaking at an 8.6 HH rtg—the  highest Cubs HH rating on WGN-TV in nearly four years, since June 2011.  Despite going head-to-head with the first period of the Blackhawks playoff game against the Nashville Predators, the Cubs game also achieved its highest rating among adults aged 25 to 54 since May 2010.

Approximately 187,400 households and 231,900 viewers tuned in during prime time to see the major league debut of Cubs prospect Addison Russell, along with other rising Cubs stars like Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Anthony Rizzo.

WGN-TV: CUBS vs. Pirates
(Source: Nielsen Chicago DMA; Live +SD)

April 21st, 2015 | 6:00-9:30p.

  • HH rating = 5.4   (peaked at 8.6 HH rtg)
  • A25-54 rating = 2.1   (peaked at 4.0 rtg)
  • M25-54 rating =2.7   (peaked at 4.6 rtg)

WGN has televised Chicago Cubs games since 1948. This season, WGN-TV will produce 48 Chicago Cubs baseball telecasts, including three spring training games, 40 regular-season games to air on WGN-TV and five regular-season games to air on WPWR.  WGN will also carry the Lead-Off Man pregame and 10th Inning postgame shows for select games.

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Diana Dionisio