CSN Chicago Scores Along With Blackhawks


The Chicago Blackhawks moved into the second round of the National Hockey League playoffs last night and Comcast SportsNet Chicago skated along for a ratings record.
CSN Chicago netted a 5.28 household rating in the Chicago DMA with its April 27 coverage, translating into 184,400 households, according to Nielsen Media Research data. Ratings peaked with a 6.94 average, 242,000 households during the 9:45 p.m. quarter hour.
The game made CSN the highest-rated network in the Windy City environs among adults 25 to 54 during the duration of the contest - 8:30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m., according to network officials. The regional sports network also earned that Nielsen distinction for the series' second, third and fifth games. In addition, CSN Chicago was No. 1 overall in the market among 18 to 49 and 25 to 54 for the entire length of the game for all of its first-round Blackhawks telecasts.
Last night's game, captured 4-1 by the Blackhawks, pushed CSN Chicago's six-game series average to a 4.52, including a 3.41 mark among adults 25 to 54.
By way of contrast, the last time the Blackhawks were in the playoffs in 2002, Fox Sports Net averaged a 1.93 for telecasts of four games against the St. Louis Blues.