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Blackhawks on CSN currently posting the highest per game average NHL viewership in the nation

Blackhawks on CSN currently posting the highest per game average NHL viewership in the nation

Network is #1 in the nation among all regional sports networks that carry an NHL team;

Currently averaging over 205,000 viewers tuning in per game

Chicago, IL (January 28, 2016) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the defending Stanley Cup Champion and current NHL Western Conference first place Chicago Blackhawks (33-16-4), is once again delivering massive television audiences this season.

Through the All-Star break (34 total game telecasts), Chicago Blackhawks game telecasts on Comcast SportsNet are currently delivering an average of over 205,000 total Chicago market viewers per game, which gives the network the distinction of being #1 in the entire nation.  Comcast SportsNet’s average audience for Blackhawks games is outpacing other local market telecasts featuring the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers by a margin of over 60,000 more viewers tuning in per game. 

During the Blackhawks franchise-record 12-game regular season winning streak (Dec. 29-Jan. 19), CSN Chicago, which carried nine of the 12 games, averaged a 4.66 Chicago market household rating.  So far in total this season, the Blackhawks are currently averaging a 3.89 household average rating with the current single game high occurring on Jan. 19 at Nashville (5.48 household rating).  Source for all ratings information is provided by Nielsen Media Research overnights.  In addition, Comcast SportsNet’s digital home – CSNChicago.com – is experiencing a solid 38% increase in Blackhawks-related web traffic compared to last season.

Comcast SportsNet’s next Blackhawks telecast airs Tuesday, February 2 as the Blackhawks travel to face the division rival Colorado Avalanche (live coverage begins at 7:30 PM with Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live; face-off set for 7:30 PM).  Viewers can also visit CSNChicago.com 24/7 for the very latest Blackhawks news, highlights, game previews/recaps from Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers (@TraMyersCSN), along with exclusive videos and much more.  Fans can also follow Comcast SportsNet’s Blackhawks coverage 24/7 via @CSNBlackhawks.

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.

The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.

Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.

Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.

Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Do the Cubs need to make a deal?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Do the Cubs need to make a deal?

On this episode of SportsTalk Live, Fred Mitchell, Seth Gruen and Jason Goch join David Kaplan on the panel.

The Cubs bats come alive against the Giants while Theo says there have been plenty of trade rumors but no trade talks. Do the Cubs need to make a deal?

Plus, Ray Ratto joins Kap to talk about the Warriors struggles and the guys debate if LeBron is playing his final game in a Cavaliers uniform.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: