The Blackhawks’ first two losses of the season still did well in Chicago TV ratings. In other news, the Rangers have routed the Devils and Islanders in New York, and the Gonzaga/St. Mary’s WCC title game had a double-digit rise in viewership.
- Friday’s Blackhawks/Avalanche NHL regular season game, the Blackhawks’ first regulation loss of the 2013 season, earned a 5.20 rating on CSN+ in the Chicago market. The game marked the end of the Blackhawks’ record 24-game points streak. On Sunday, Oilers/Blackhawks — the Blackhawks’ second-straight loss — earned a 6.08 on CSN Chicago. Though both games fell short of the Blackhawks’ recent run of record ratings (seven games this season earned higher ratings than Sunday’s game), the numbers still topped all Blackhawks games on CSN prior to this season. (Comcast)
- To the surprise of few, the New York Rangers are easily the top NHL draw in the New York market. So far this season, Rangers games have averaged a 1.80 rating on MSG Network, topping the Devils (0.55) by 227% and the Islanders (0.47) by 283%. All three teams are up over 65% compared to last year’s full-season averages. (MSG Network)
- The West Coast Conference Championship Game, pitting #1 Gonzaga against St. Mary’s, earned 1.3 million viewers on ESPN Monday night — up 16% from the same matchup last year (1.1M). (Mon. numbers from TV By the Numbers)