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The Chicago Cubs Remain Very Popular on TV – Huge Wild Card Game Ratings

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As the Cubs figure out what they’re going to do with their TV rights after next year (the latest reporting suggests they’re stills et on starting their own network), they gave the market another reminder of just how powerful their draw can be.

Last year’s NL Wild Card Game, which was televised on TBS, featured the Rockies (just like this year) and the Diamondbacks, and it was also an evening game. So, although it’s not exactly apples to apples, it pretty close to demonstrating that, yeah, the Cubs carry a boatload more attention for your network than – for one example – the Diamondbacks.

The Cubs/Rockies Wild Card Game was the 13th in the short history of the format, but it was the fourth highest-rated, per ESPN.

The Chicago Cubs: still popular.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.