The Bulls' preseason opener last night against the Bucks generated huge ratings for Comcast SportsNet, the biggest in Bulls history, via CSN Chicago press release:â†µâ†µ
Last nightâ€™s first Bulls pre-season telecast of the 2010-11 NBA season on Comcast SportsNet, featuring Bulls superstars Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, along with the debut of new Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, posted a 2.54 household rating, reaching approx. 89,000 total households in the Chicago DMA â€“ peaking at a 3.2 (over 112,000 total households). The 2.54 game average beats Comcast SportsNetâ€™s previous Bulls pre-season ratings record set on Oct. 9, 2008 vs. Dallas (2.3 rating) and is the highest Bulls pre-season game rating on any Chicago regional sports network since October 11, 1997 when Michael Jordan and the Bulls hosted Seattle (3.2 rating). Source for all ratings information is provided by Nielsen Media Research overnights.