FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 28th, 2016
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS ON COMCAST SPORTSNET CURRENTLY POSTING THE HIGHEST PER GAME AVERAGE NHL VIEWERSHIP IN THE NATION
Network is #1 in the nation among all regional sports networks that carry an NHL team; Currently averaging over 205,000 viewers tuning in per game
Chicago, IL (January 28, 2016) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the defending Stanley Cup Champion and current NHL Western Conference first place Chicago Blackhawks (33-16-4), is once again delivering massive television audiences this season.
Through the All-Star break (34 total game telecasts), Chicago Blackhawks game telecasts on Comcast SportsNet are currently delivering an average of over 205,000 total Chicago market viewers per game, which gives the network the distinction of being #1 in the entire nation. Comcast SportsNet’s average audience for Blackhawks games is outpacing other local market telecasts featuring the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers by a margin of over 60,000 more viewers tuning in per game.
During the Blackhawks franchise-record 12-game regular season winning streak (Dec. 29-Jan. 19), CSN Chicago, which carried nine of the 12 games, averaged a 4.66 Chicago market household rating. So far in total this season, the Blackhawks are currently averaging a 3.89 household average rating with the current single game high occurring on Jan. 19 at Nashville (5.48 household rating). Source for all ratings information is provided by Nielsen Media Research overnights. In addition, Comcast SportsNet’s digital home – CSNChicago.com – is experiencing a solid 38% increase in Blackhawks-related web traffic compared to last season.
Comcast SportsNet’s next Blackhawks telecast airs Tuesday, February 2 as the Blackhawks travel to face the division rival Colorado Avalanche (live coverage begins at 7:30 PM with Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live; face-off set for 7:30 PM). Viewers can also visit CSNChicago.com 24/7 for the very latest Blackhawks news, highlights, game previews/recaps from Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers (@TraMyersCSN), along with exclusive videos and much more. Fans can also follow Comcast SportsNet’s Blackhawks coverage 24/7 via @CSNBlackhawks.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago, a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB) and the NBC Sports Group, features over 275 live pro games in high definition each year. In addition, CSN delivers extensive pre/post-game coverage for its core pro team partners, as well as the Chicago Bears, along with Emmy Award-winning regional sports news and analysis via SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live. Through the network’s growing digital platform, CSNChicago.com, Chicago sports fans tap into the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online destination for breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights, multimedia video clips, blogs and standout coverage from CSNChicago.com’s team of “Insiders.” Follow the network on Twitter via @CSNChicago.
NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consist of 11 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 live sporting events annually, along with award-winning breaking news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and original programming to more than 43 million homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, which serves Baltimore and Washington D.C., Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and SportsNet New York. For more information, visit ComcastSportsNet.com. For more information about NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.