Can Larry Wert at long last bring home the gold? Now may be the best opportunity in a long time for long-standing NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago GM Wert and his local news team to make a legitimate run at dethroning ABC-owned WLS, the longtime champion in the market’s late local news ratings competition.
The two networks averaged a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating and 7 share apiece, according to Nielsen, just barely ahead of third-place CBS’s 2.4/7. NBC was up 14% over last week and Fox jumped 56%. For NBC, The Voice posted a 9% increase over last week. Fox was driven by Glee.