Originally Posted by Deadguy
TBS has done quite well since they dropped Atlanta Braves baseball. Just look at the ratings their Primetime Lineup gets.
My guess is that WGN is trying to do something similar and may look at creating some original programming. The bottom line is that baseball ratings have been tanking and it won't take much to replace the number of viewers the Cubs/Sox were bringing in.
They were originally one of the CW stations, IIRC and did pretty well with Smallville and other original content. The simple fact is there is a growing demand for original cable content because they can show and say more than broadcast stations can.