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WGN-TV Scores Highest Blackhawks Household Rating In Over 20 Years

12/21/2009 4:25 PM

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The Chicago Blackhawks shut out arch rival, the Detroit Red Wings, 3-0 last night at the United Center and in doing so, set another all-time television rating benchmark*. The 6pm Hawks telecast on WGN-TV generated an impressive 4.1 household rating, surpassing the previous high set earlier this month of a 3.3 HH rtg. New standards were set in key advertiser demographics with adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. Each posted a 3.0 rating beating previous highs of 2.8 and 2.7 respectively. WGN’s household rating is +47% ahead of last season and +111% ahead in adults 25-54.

Marty Wilke, VP/General Manager of WGN-TV said, “Our weekend broadcast schedule of the team combined with the Hawks performance on the ice has proven to be a winning combination. We are very pleased thus far and look forward to continuing this mutually beneficial partnership with the Chicago Blackhawks.”

WGN-TV’s next Blackhawks broadcast is Sunday, December 27 at 6:00pm when the Hawks take on the Nashville Predators at the United Center.

WGN-TV is the broadcast 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