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WGN-TV Scores Highest Blackhawks Rating In Over 20 Years

12/07/2009 8:33 PM

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The Chicago Blackhawks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins game on WGN-TV, Saturday, December 5th was one for the record books. The Hawks defeated the defending Stanley Cup champions 2-1 in overtime and in doing so achieved their highest regular season household television rating in over 20 years*. The game averaged a 3.2 HH rating, peaking at a 5.7 HH rtg/10 HH shr. Blackhawks ratings on WGN-TV are up significantly over last season, as the first place Hawks continue to perform on the ice. Household ratings are up +44%, and in the key demographic adults 25-54, the Hawks are generating a 1.7 rating, up +89% vs. year ago.

WGN-TV’s next Blackhawks broadcast is Sunday, December 13 at 6pm when the Hawks take on Tampa Bay in Chicago at 6pm, CST.

WGN-TV is home to twenty Chicago Blackhawks games during the 2009-10 season. Pat Foley and former Hawk Eddie Olczyk handle the play-by-play and color duties for each telecast.

Hawks fans can sign up to receive WGN-TV Hawks game reminder alerts sent to their mobile devices by texting WGNHAWKS to 97999. Fans can also get real time stats and information during each game in the WGN Sports GameZone at

WGN-TV is Chicago's CW network affiliate, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment, with most WGN Sports telecasts, WGN News and CW programs in high definition on WGN-DT 9.1. CLTV joined WGN News in the fall of 2009. WGN-TV is also Chicago’s home for LATV, the nation’s first bilingual music-entertainment network, on WGN-DT 9.2. Outside the Chicago area, WGN America is carried nationally via cable, satellite and telco. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For additional information, visit WGN-TV's website at