Is the sky the limit? Seriously, folks, that's seems to be the only conclusion to be drawn from the ever-soaring TV ratings for the resurgent Chicago Blackhawks. We received word this morning from Comcast SportsNet Chicago that the telecast of the Hawks game against the Columbus Blue Jackets last night delivered the highest Blackhawks regular season rating ever on CSNC-- a 4.15, per the Nielsen overnights. The 4.69 peak rating occurred during the 9:30 p.m. quarter hour.
The 4.15 single game regular season rating on CSNC shatters the previous record set just last week on January 7, in a televised game again the Boston Bruins, which had a 3.43 rating. The new ratings high for last night's Hawks telecast marks the fifth time this season the team has set a new all-time regular season single game ratings record on CSNC.