CSN Chicago Notches Highest Blackhawks Rating Ever For First-Round Finale

Comcast SportsNet Chicago delivered its highest Chicago Blackhawks rating ever last night (April 26) – a 9.24 household mark – for its live coverage of the Blackhawks’ Game 6 first-round clinching victory over the Nashville Predators.

CSN Chicago attracted approximately 323,492 households for the entire game and scored a 12.63 peak rating during the 10:30 p.m. quarter-hour (over 442,000 households). The 9.24 single game ratings record on CSN Chicago shatters the previous all-time record set on May 11, 2009 for the Blackhawks second round Game 6 clinching win vs. Vancouver (7.82).  During the 2009-10 regular season, CSN Chicago set an all-time single game ratings record on six occasions with the latest regular season record being a 4.35 household rating for a home game vs. Vancouver on March 5.

For its live coverage of five Stanley Cup Playoffs telecasts thus far, the network has garnered over 1,054,151 households for the network’s first-round game coverage.  Plus – Comcast SportsNet attracted an additional 584,317 households tuning in to Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live and Smirnoff Vodka Blackhawks Post Game Live throughout the first round.

The Blackhawks-Nashville first round Stanley Cup Playoff series FINAL household average on Comcast SportsNet was a 6.02 (4.84 avg. for Adults 25-54).

“It has been a true honor and privilege for us to be the television home of this amazing NHL franchise led by Rocky Wirtz, John McDonough, Jay Blunk, Stan Bowman and the entire Blackhawks staff,” says James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.  “Our record-setting television ratings are also a solid statement about the hard work and dedication from our entire staff at Comcast SportsNet and we look forward to bringing fans even more exciting second round coverage beginning later this week.”