We don’t normally make a thing of ratings but it is interesting to note that after a flurry of startling changes at CBS-owned WBBM in Chicago, the station began the May ratings sweep no better off than before.

In April WBBM’s 10 p.m. newscast averaged a 3.1 rating (100,790 households) and 6 percent share.

Déjà vu

The same number as in February – the month before 13-year veteran Rob Johnson was displaced by Brad Edwards alongside Irika Sargent.

The good news for the bean counters is that the the station cut a hefty salary while not paying the price in viewer totals.

And isn’t that the name of the game these days?

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