Celtics Bring in the Numbers for CSN

Comcast SportsNet’s Celtics-Hawks Game 1 telecast earned a 7.3 rating (175,000 households), the highest rated Celtics game on Comcast SportsNet since the 2002 Celtics-Pistons Round 2, Game 5 game earned a 10.1 (234,000 households).

Despite sharing the telecast with TNT, Celtics-Hawks Game 1 easily surpassed Comcast SportsNet’s ratings high for the past seven seasons which was a 5.7 (136,000 households) for the Celtics-Pistons on March 5, 2008. Combined the Celtics-Hawks Game 1 earned a 10.2 rating (244,000 households).

“It was an amazing sports weekend in Boston and fans chose to end it with the Celtics on Comcast SportsNet. This is a great start to the playoffs and the excitement can only build,” said Bill Bridgen, Comcast SportsNet executive vice president and general manager.

Random Quote

Could that Brady/Patriots window, just like the Celtics, be closed for good?

The colossal second-coming of Joe Montana, once a perfect 10-0 and then 14-2 in the postseason, needed a Tim Tebow tumble to reality and a choke for the ages by Baltimore’s Lee Evans and Billy Cundiff — just to pick up a couple playoff wins.

— Hector Longo, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, 6/15/12
  • john l

    Yeah, but why no HD broadcast on CSN on DirecTV? They lost this viewer to TNT because of this. Dick Stockton et al with HD video was far more palatable than the CSN crew with SD video.