Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 1/28/13
On Sunday the Chicago Blackhawks recorded their highest-rated regular season game in Comcast SportsNet Chicago history with a 6.31 HH rating. The NHL on CSN continues its strong start as both the Philadelphia Flyers and Blackhawks were both ranked #1 for the time period in key male demos. So much for the so-called NHL lockout backlash. Like Rihanna going back to Chris Brown, who battered her, hockey fans are very quick to forgive and forget. You heard a lot of tough talk from fans during the lockout about never going back again. Guess it was all just bluster. For last night’s 2-1 OT victory by the 6-0-0 Blackhawks over the hated rival Detroit Red Wings, Comcast SportsNet attracted approximately 220,000 households for the entire game and posted an 8.09 “peak” rating during the 8:15 PM quarter-hour (approx. 282,000 households). The 6.31 single game regular season ratings record on Comcast SportsNet shatters the previous record set just five days earlier on January 22 for the Blackhaw...
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