The Chicago Blackhawks' 2013 home opener played big for Comcast SportNet, as the RSN netted its highest regular-season rating with the NHL club.
The Blackhawks’ 3-2 victory on Jan. 22 over division rival St. Louis Blues averaged a 5.4 household rating and 188, 179 households in the Chicago DMA, according to Nielsen data. That delivery topped the 4.35 rating for CSN Chicago’s coverage of the Blackhawks-Vancouver Canucks on March 5. 2010.
The Jan. 22 telecast peaked with a 6.28 rating and 218,945 households in the 10 p.m. quarter hour.
All told, CSN Chicago ranked as the highest-rated network in the Chicago DMA among key demos, including adults 25 to 54, for the duration of the game—7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
Officials said the network was also No. 1 in the market for six straight hours -- 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. in the following demos: males 18 to 34 and 18 to 49, men 25 to 54 and persons 18 to 34.