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CSN Delivers Highest Blackhawks Regular Season Game Rating

Wednesday's Blackhawks-Oilers Battle Attracts 94,300 Households on Comcast SportsNet

Thursday, 10.15.2009 / 12:33 PM / News
By Comcast SportsNet Chicago
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CSN Delivers Highest Blackhawks Regular Season Game Rating
Comcast SportsNet, the television and online home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the NHL Western Conference/Central Division first place Chicago Blackhawks, delivered its highest Blackhawks regular season ratings ever last night (Wed, October 14) -- a 2.70 household rating for its live coverage of the Blackhawks home ice battle against the Edmonton Oilers.

For last night’s third-straight home ice victory by the Blackhawks, Comcast SportsNet attracted approx. 94,300 households for the entire game and posted a 3.3 peak rating during the 8:00 PM quarter-hour (over 115,260 households). The 2.70 single game regular season ratings record on Comcast SportsNet is the regional sports network’s highest Blackhawks regular season game rating since March 27, 2009, when the Blackhawks hosted the New Jersey Devils (2.13 household rating). Source for all ratings information is provided by Nielsen Media Research overnights.

Comcast SportsNet was also the #1-highest rated television network in the Chicago market last night in the demos of Men 18-49 & Men 25-54 for the entire length of the game (7:30-10:00 PM). Comcast SportsNet was also #2 overall in the market in the key advertiser demo of Adults 25-54 from 9:00-10:00 PM.

So far this season, the Blackhawks on Comcast SportsNet are currently averaging a 1.55 household rating, a year-to-date increase of 63% compared to last season through five game telecasts. In addition, Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live ratings are up 34%, while Smirnoff Vodka Blackhawks Post Game Live ratings have increased 331%. Comcast SportsNet’s next Blackhawks telecast airs tonight, October 15, as the Blackhawks visit the division rival Nashville Predators (coverage begins at 7:00 PM). Viewers can also visit CSNChicago.com for the very latest Blackhawks news, game previews/recaps, blogs, videos and much more.