White Sox Ratings Up 100% from Last Season on Fox Sports Net Chicago

CHICAGO – FOX Sports Net Chicago, the home for more Chicago White Sox games than any other local or national network, earned big ratings throughout the successful 2000 campaign, closing the regular season with a 2.2 average Chicago DMA rating (approx. 70,503 households per game). The 2.2 average rating for the 2000 White Sox season on FOX Sports Net Chicago is up 100% from last year’s season average of 1.1.

In addition, ratings for the Chicago Sports Tonight “White Sox Post-Game Show” leaped from a 0.6 in 1999 to a 1.3 in 2000, a 117% increase.

FOX Sports Net will air a Chicago Sports Tonight Special Edition White Sox post-game show after every White Sox playoff game featuring Eric Goodman and Dave Otto reporting live from either Comiskey Park or the opponent’s home stadium. Reporters Gail Fischer, Megan Mawicke and Mitch Robinson will also be involved in FSN’s extensive post-game coverage. Plus, a recap of the all the highlights and post-game interviews can be seen on the nightly 11 PM Regional Sports Report throughout October.

Fox Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners. Equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group, Fox Sports Net now reaches more than 70 million homes nationwide. Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including: its 50 percent ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising; majority ownership of Madison Square Garden Properties; and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in six of the nation’s largest markets – Chicago, New England, Florida, New York, Ohio and San Francisco.


Jeffrey Nuich
FOX Sports Net Chicago