night's broadcast of Game 6 of the NHL's Western Conference first round
scored a 12.45 household rating for CSN Chicago, a new record for
Chicago Blackhawks telecasts according to Nielsen Media Research.
436,074 households watched the Blackhawks' victory over the Vancouver
Canucks, including a peak rating of 16.9 (592,000 households). Comcast
SportsNet also set new records for Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live (3.43) and Jose Cuervo Blackhawks Post Game Live (5.32 overall, 5.81 adults 25-54).
Chicago was the highest rated network within the Chicago market for
adults 25-54 from 6-11:30 p.m. Roughly 1.7 million viewers have tuned
into the network's coverage of the first six games of Chicago Blackhawks
playoff run, up 35% for household ratings from last year, and up 46% in
The previous record, a 10.58 rating, was set just last week on April 21.