CSN Chicago Shatters Blackhawks Ratings Record

Comcast SportsNet Chicago delivered its highest Chicago Blackhawks rating ever last night, posting a 10.14 household rating for its live coverage of the Blackhawks’ Game 3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The May 5 game attracted approximately 355,001 households for the entire game and scored a 12.45 peak rating during the 10 p.m. quarter-hour (approx. 435,875 households).  The 10.14 single-game ratings record on CSN Chicago shatters the previous all-time record set last week on April 26 for the Blackhawks first round, Game 5 clinching win at Nashville (9.24).  In addition, CSN Chicago posted new all-time household ratings records last night for Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live (2.18) and Smirnoff Vodka Blackhawks Post Game Live (4.48).

CSN Chicago was also the highest rated television network in the Chicago market last night for households and every key male and adult demographic for the entire length of the game (8:30-11:15 PM).  In addition, for adults 25-54, Comcast SportsNet was the #1-highest rated network in the Chicago market from 5:30 PM – 12:30 AM.

For its live coverage of seven Stanley Cup Playoffs telecasts thus far (five first round, two second round), over 1.72 million Chicago TV households (1,715,140) have tuned in for the network’s Blackhawks Playoffs game coverage.  The current 1.72 million total for seven games already surpasses Comcast SportsNet’s total number of households who watched 10 total Blackhawks playoff telecasts one year ago (1.69 million).

In comparison to Comcast SportsNet’s airing of Games 2 & 3 of the second round series vs. Vancouver last playoff season, HH ratings for Games 2 & 3 this year are up 147% (9.44 vs. 3.82) and Adults 25-54 ratings have increased 139% (7.47 vs. 3.13).