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Comcast SportsNet Delivers Highest Blackhawks Regular Season Rating To Date

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Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the NHL Western Conference/Central Division first place Chicago Blackhawks, delivered its highest Blackhawks regular season rating ever last night (Thu, January 14) -- a 4.15 household rating for its live coverage of the Blackhawks home ice battle against the division rival Columbus Blue Jackets. NOTE: This is the fifth time this season the Blackhawks have set a new all-time regular season single game ratings record on Comcast SportsNet.

For last night’s 3-0 shutout victory by the Blackhawks, Comcast SportsNet attracted approx. 145,292 households for the entire game and posted a 4.69 peak rating during the 9:30 PM quarter-hour (164,197 households). The 4.15 single game regular season ratings record on Comcast SportsNet shatters the previous record set just last week on January 7 at Boston (3.43). Source for all ratings information is provided by Nielsen Media Research overnights.

Comcast SportsNet was also the #1-highest rated television network in the Chicago market last night in the male demo of Men 18-49 for the entire length of the game (7:30-10:00 PM). Comcast SportsNet was also #2 overall in the market in the key advertiser demo of Adults 18-49 for the entire length of the game.

So far this season, the Blackhawks on Comcast SportsNet are currently averaging a 2.19 household rating, a year-to-date increase of 111% compared to last season through 29 telecasts. In addition, Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live ratings are up 172% year-to-date, while Smirnoff Vodka Blackhawks Post Game Live ratings have increased 69%. Comcast SportsNet’s next Blackhawks telecast airs tomorrow afternoon (Sat, January 16) as the Blackhawks visit the Columbus Blue Jackets (live coverage begins at 12:30 PM with Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live, face-off at 1:00 PM). Viewers can also visit for the very latest Blackhawks news, highlights, game previews/recaps & blogs from Blackhawks “Insider” Brett Ballantini, along with exclusive videos and much more.