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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, April 18, 2014

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Aaron Rodgers was on almost half of all TV screens in the Milwaukee market on Sunday.. (PHOTO: Jim Biever / Green Bay Packers)

Half of all TVs in Milwaukee tuned into Packers Game


When the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears in the final regular season game of the year, almost half of the available TV households in southeastern Wisconsin were tuned in.

According to a release by WITI-TV Fox 6, the game had a 49.3 rating, for 452,000 households.

The only other game on Fox 6 that had a bigger rating was the Week 1 game between the Packers and the San Francisco 49ers.

On Sunday, the Panthers and Falcons matchup had a 15.1 rating, and the Fox pregame scored a 7.6.

In the moment of victory and the hoopla that transpired with the awarding of the NFC North Division title and playoff berth, brought a 30.6 rating and later in the evening, "Fox 6 Sports Blitz" had a 5.5.

The 49ers will face the Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Fox 6 will broadcast the game.

NOTEABLE NOTE: Over the weekend "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts wrote a letter thanking everyone for supporting her through her medical recovery this past year.

In the note, she came out for the first time publicly, revealing a relationship with Amber Laign, a massage therapist originally from San Francisco.

"I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together," Roberts wrote.

After the message was posted on Sunday, word of support poured in from a number of her professional contacts.

On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama sent her support on Twitter, while she was on vacation with the first family.

"I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud," Obama wrote.

Roberts posted her message on Facebook as a look back on 2013 and looking forward to the next year.

"I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health," Roberts wrote.

"I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life. … I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery. I return every one of them to you 100 fold."

GATOR BOYS: Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle are eady to ring in the New Year with a batch of 10 all-new episodes of "Gator Boys" on Animal Planet.

The series follows the men and women of Gator Boys Alligator Rescue as they capture wild alligators using their bare hands, and swim with them unprotected in the Florida waters. When the show returns at 8 p.m. on Sunday, the gators may be winning the battle as the current team is spread too thin.

Before the first episode, Animal Planet will run "Gator Boys: Deadliest Catches" a 7 p.m.

"There's no question it takes serious guts and determination to do what the 'Gator Boys' do," the show reported in a release.

"Paul is known for his commanding personality and unmatched skill capturing any-sized gator underwater. And Jimmy has been gator wrestling since the age of 11, giving him the ability to stay quick on his feet and handle dangerous reptiles with ease.

"Past seasons have proven that Paul and Jimmy rarely see eye-to-eye on anything other than saving alligators and are constantly at odds. Nothing's changed. In fact, matters are complicated when Jimmy decides to jump headfirst into the restaurant business, not realizing the enormity of the task at hand or that Paul will be left picking up his slack. Together, they must come up with a way to keep Gator Boys Alligator Rescue running smoothly, and still find the time to pursue their other interests."

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