The streak without a regulation loss isnt the only record for the Hawks. Well done.
Comcast SportsNet attracted approx. 258,224 households in the Chicago market for the entire game and posted a 10.91 “peak” rating during the 10:15 PM quarter-hour (over 380,000 households tuning in). The 7.41 single game regular season ratings record on Comcast SportsNet shatters the previous record set on January 27 for the Blackhawks home game vs. Detroit (6.31). Source for all ratings information is provided by Nielsen Media Research overnights.
Comcast SportsNet was also the #1-highest rated television network in the Chicago market last night in overall households for the entire length of the game (7:30-10:30 PM).
I wonder if the NHL will make around 2.5bil this year, it wouldn't surprise me if it was more than that too.
Maybe. Attendance, so far, looks slightly higher, ticket prices are ~5% higher (not sure if that’s weighted, so it may be higher on a revenue basis), higher-revenue TV deals – not likely impacted by ratings this year - are kicking in this year; I could see adjusted per/game revenue up ~10% this year. It comes down to on how much money the NHL makes in the playoffs. That number would have to be close to 20% to get to $2.5b. I’d bet the under, but I don’t think you’re that far off.