FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 28th, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET DELIVERS ITS HIGHEST CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS REGULAR SEASON GAME RATING TO DATE
NEW RECORD: Last Night’s Blackhawks-Red Wings battle attracts 220,000 Households on Comcast SportsNet;
RECORD STREAK: The Top Four Highest-Rated Blackhawks regular season games in Network History have occurred over the past six days (Jan. 22-27)
Chicago, IL (January 28, 2013) – 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 CSNChicago.com 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.
NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, visit CSNChicago.com or ComcastSportNet.com.