Recent sports TV ratings news, including steady numbers for the NHL All-Star Game, a ratings record for the Bulls on CSN Chicago, and overnights for the Australian Open finals.
- Overnight Ratings Hold Steady For NHL All-Star Game: Despite the absence of Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, overnight ratings held steady for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game. NBC Sports Network earned a 1.0 overnight rating Sunday’s All-Star Game, even with last year and up 22% from 2009. (NBC Sports)
- Bulls Earn Highest Regular Season Rating — For Any Team — on CSN Chicago: Wednesday’s Pacers/Bulls NBA regular season game earned an 8.73 rating on Comcast Sports Net Chicago, the highest rating ever for a regular season telecast — in any sport — on the network. The previous network record was set by a Cubs/Brewers Major League Baseball game in 2008 (8.30), and the previous record for a Bulls game was set by Hawks/Bulls on January 3 of this year (7.66). Overall this season, CSN Chicago is averaging a 6.25 rating for Bulls telecasts, up 58% from the first thirteen games of last season. (csnchicago.com)
- Djokovic/Nadal Australian Open Final Earns 0.6 Overnight: Sunday’s Novak Djokovic/Rafael Nadal Australian Open Men’s Final earned a 0.6 overnight rating on ESPN2. Last year’s overnight was not available. On Saturday, the Victoria Azarenka/Maria Sharapova Women’s Final earned a 0.4. (ESPN)