The Chicago Blackhawks finally got on the board with the November 30 home game telecast against the Phoenix Coyotes. The game notched a 1.2 Nielsen rating (fourth item), for Comcast SportsNet, up from the 0.8 rating the last home game it aired on November 11, against the Detroit Red Wings.
And if you were wondering what the first item of the linked article was, it was about something we touched on Sunday – The Bears airing on WPWR-TV this Thursday. It is reported that WPWR paid a whopping $700,000 to air the game from the NFL Network.
If WPWR can attract 815,000 homes or better like its sister station did in Dallas for the Cowboys game, the price would be more than worth it. Rupert Murdoch certainly knows how to use his checkbook.