CSN sets ANOTHER new Blackhawks regular season TV ratings record

CSN sets ANOTHER new Blackhawks regular season TV ratings record

COMCAST SPORTSNET DELIVERS ITS HIGHEST CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS REGULAR SEASON GAME RATING TO DATE

NEW RECORD: Last Nights Blackhawks-Red Wings battle attracts 220,000 Households on Comcast SportsNet;

RECORD STREAK: The Top Four Highest-Rated Blackhawks regular season games in Network History have occurred over the past six days (Jan. 22-27)

Chicago, IL (January 28, 2013) Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the 6-0-0 Chicago Blackhawks, delivered its highest Blackhawks regular season rating ever last evening (January 27) -- a 6.31 household rating for its live coverage of the Blackhawks home ice battle against the division rival Detroit Red Wings.

For last nights thrilling 2-1 OT victory by the Blackhawks, Comcast SportsNet attracted approx. 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 Blackhawks home opener vs. St. Louis (5.40). Source for all ratings information is provided by Nielsen Media Research overnights.

Including last nights record-breaking rating on Comcast SportsNet, the Top 4 highest-rated Blackhawks regular season games in network history have all occurred over the past six daysnote the following:

1) 6.31 Blackhawks vs. DET (January 27, 2013)
2) 5.40 Blackhawks vs. STL (January 22, 2013)
3) 5.13 Blackhawks at DAL (January 24, 2013)
4) 4.39 Blackhawks at CBJ (January 26, 2013)
5) 4.35 Blackhawks vs. VAN (March 5, 2010)

Comcast SportsNet was also the 1-highest rated television network in the Chicago market last night in the key advertising demos of Men 18-49, Men 25-54 & Adults 35-64 for the entire length of the game (6:00-8:45 PM). The network was 2 overall in the market in the demo category of Adults 25-54.

So far this season through five games, the Blackhawks on Comcast SportsNet are currently averaging a 4.87 household rating, an increase of 75 compared to last season through five telecasts. In addition, note the following demo increases in the following categories: Adults 18-49 (up 77), Adults 25-54 (up 51), Men 18-49 (up 88) and Men 25-54 (up 66).

Comcast SportsNets next Blackhawks telecast airs Friday, February 1 as the Blackhawks travel to face the conference rival Vancouver Canucks (live coverage begins at 8:30 PM on CSN with Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live; face-off set for 9:00 PM, which will air on both CSN and the main Comcast SportsNet channel location). Viewers can also visit CSNChicago.com 247 for the very latest Blackhawks news, highlights, game previewsrecaps & blogs from Blackhawks Insider Tracey Myers, along with exclusive videos and much more.

Bears add another assistant coach to John Fox's staff

Bears add another assistant coach to John Fox's staff

John Fox and the Bears have added another assistant coach.

Zack Azzanni is leaving the University of Tennessee to become the Bears' new receivers coach.

Azzanni has been with Tennessee since 2013 as a receivers coach and passing game coordinator. Prior to that, he spent time at Wisconsin, Western Kentucky, Florida, Central Michigan and six seasons at Bowling Green.

Azzanni was on Urban Meyer's coaching staff at Bowling Green in 2001-02 and also coached Pittsburgh Steelers superstar receiver Antonio Brown at Central Michigan. Under Azzanni's tutelage at CMU from 2007-09, Brown totaled 305 receptions for 3,199 yards and 22 TDs, earning a sixth-round draft selection in 2010.

Curtis Johnson spent 2016 as his first season in the role of Bears' wide receivers coach, but announced he was leaving after the Senior Bowl to take a job with the New Orleans Saints.

It's unknown if Azzanni will get a chance to coach Alshon Jeffery (who is currently a free agent) but the incoming coach will have an important job in molding young receivers like Kevin White and Cameron Meredith.

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks win in Minnesota

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks win in Minnesota

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