TV Ratings: Blackhawks Set Yet Another Record (Also: Washington Capitals, IU/MSU)


The unbeaten Blackhawks have continued their red-hot start on CSN Chicago. Meanwhile, the last-place Capitals are up double-digits on CSN Mid-Atlantic, and Tuesday’s college hoops clash between Indiana and Michigan State neared a season-high on ESPN.

Blackhawks Continue Ratings Roll

  • Tuesday’s Canucks/Blackhawks NHL game earned a 7.41 rating on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the highest rating ever for a Blackhawks regular season game on the network. The previous CSN Chicago record was a 6.31 for Red Wings/Blackhawks on January 27. The Blackhawks have now attracted their ten largest regular season ratings this season alone, setting all-time records on three different occasions. The team’s 13-game average of 5.18 is up 77% from last year and tops the Bulls’ first-half average of 3.37 by 54%. (Comcast SportsNet)

Capitals Up Double-Digits Despite Poor Start

  • Despite their disappointing start to the season, the Washington Capitals averaged a 1.79 rating on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic through the first 13 telecasts of the season — up 10% from the first 13 games of last season. The Capitals are currently dead last in the Eastern Conference. (

ESPN Scores Second-Best Overnight of Season For IU/MSU

  • Tuesday’s Indiana/Michigan State men’s college basketball game earned a 2.3 overnight rating on ESPN, the network’s second-highest overnight of the season. Only Michigan/Indiana last month earned a higher overnight (2.7). (ESPN)
  • Nathan Douglas Johnson III

    Im not into Hockey that much but the way the Chicago Blackhawks are playing is Unbelievable! NHL will have some great ratings if they represent the West in the Stanley Cup Finals