Cubs television numbers are up from last season — report

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The Cubs having the fifth-best record (47-40) in the National League is giving more Chicago fans a reason to watch them on television this season.

The North Side would be in the second wild card spot if the season ended today, and the TV numbers show more fan support than the recent season.

According to the report, the numbers have doubled from last season.

Through their first 47 games on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the Cubs have averaged a 3.0 household rating, or more than 104,000 Chicago area TV households tuning in per game. That’s double the average viewership for all Cubs games on the regional network last year, when the team’s broadcasts were the fifth-lowest local ratings among all 30 Major League Baseball teams.

The Cubs’ best single-game rating in four years occurred when the National League Central rival St. Louis Cardinals came to Wrigley Field on July 8, the Comcast Sports Network posted a five rating.

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