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CSN, Blackhawks set new regular-season game ratings record

by Comcast SportsNet Chicago / Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago, IL – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the 6-0-0 Chicago Blackhawks, delivered its highest Blackhawks regular season rating ever last evening (January 27) -- a 6.31 household rating for its live coverage of the Blackhawks home ice battle against the division rival Detroit Red Wings.

For last night’s thrilling 2-1 OT victory by the Blackhawks, Comcast SportsNet attracted approx. 220,000 households for the entire game and posted an 8.09 “peak” rating during the 8:15 PM quarter-hour (approx. 282,000 households). The 6.31 single game regular season ratings record on Comcast SportsNet shatters the previous record set just five days earlier on January 22 for the Blackhawks home opener vs. St. Louis (5.40). Source for all ratings information is provided by Nielsen Media Research overnights.

Including last night’s record-breaking rating on Comcast SportsNet, the Top 4 highest-rated Blackhawks regular season games in network history have all occurred over the past six days…note the following:

1)6.31 – Blackhawks vs. DET (January 27, 2013)

2)5.40 – Blackhawks vs. STL (January 22, 2013)

3)5.13 – Blackhawks at DAL (January 24, 2013)

4)4.39 – Blackhawks at CBJ (January 26, 2013)

5)4.35 – Blackhawks vs. VAN (March 5, 2010)

Comcast SportsNet was also the #1-highest rated television network in the Chicago market last night in the key advertising demos of Men 18-49, Men 25-54 & Adults 35-64 for the entire length of the game (6:00-8:45 PM). The network was #2 overall in the market in the demo category of Adults 25-54.

So far this season through five games, the Blackhawks on Comcast SportsNet are currently averaging a 4.87 household rating, an increase of 75% compared to last season through five telecasts. In addition, note the following demo increases in the following categories: Adults 18-49 (up 77%), Adults 25-54 (up 51%), Men 18-49 (up 88%) and Men 25-54 (up 66%).

Comcast SportsNet’s next Blackhawks telecast airs Friday, February 1 as the Blackhawks travel to face the conference rival Vancouver Canucks (live coverage begins at 8:30 PM on CSN+ with Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live; face-off set for 9:00 PM, which will air on both CSN+ and the main Comcast SportsNet channel location). Viewers can also visit 24/7 for the very latest Blackhawks news, highlights, game previews/recaps & blogs from Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers, along with exclusive videos and much more.

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