Cubs television numbers are up from last season — report

SHARE Cubs television numbers are up from last season — report

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 ChicagoBusiness.com 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.

The Latest
Led by Fridays For Future, hundreds of environmental activists took to the streets to urge President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency and call for investment in clean energy, sustainable transportation, resilient infrastructure, quality healthcare, clean air, safe water and nutritious food, according to youth speakers.
The two were driving in an alley just before 5 p.m. when several people started shooting from two cars, police said.
The Heat jumped on the Bulls midway through the first quarter and never let go the rest of the night. With this Bulls roster falling short yet again, there is some serious soul-searching to do, starting with free agent DeMar DeRozan.
The statewide voter turnout of 19.07% is the lowest for a presidential primary election since at least 1960, according to Illinois State Board of Elections figures.