NBC's WMAQ-Channel 5 sees news ratings rise as Olympics flood TV

NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5's news department no doubt is smiling a lot more these days. The reason? The 2018 Winter Olympics are now going full-tilt, driving viewers to NBC and affiliated stations across the country.

The Olympics also have helped boost — at least for a while — the ratings for Channel 5's late local newscast — wedged, as it now is, between near-constant evening Olympic coverage on NBC.

The late local news ratings at Channel 5, once a strong contender to overtake frontrunner…...

12 Published By - San Francisco Business Times - Media & Marketing News - 2018.02.14. 21:58
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