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Cubs a Winner for WGN

The Chicago Cubs, whose season ended in a heartbreaking loss to the Florida Marlins last year, have begun the new year with some heartening ratings numbers for WGN-TV Chicago.

The Friday night, 15-inning contest with the Atlanta Braves averaged an 11.8 rating/21 share in households, according to the station, tops in prime time and the biggest number for a Cubs game in April in a Dusty Baker's dozen (that's 13) years.

A Sunday contest--again with the Braves--also won its afternoon time period.