Wild playoff opener grabs a big TV rating while Timberwolves are virtually ignored.
The Wild's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado on Wednesday provided a ratings victory for KSTC.
The game registered a preliminary rating of 11.2 with a 21 share, beating all prime-time programming. This included original shows on CBS and the popular "American Idol," which had a 10.1 rating and 19 share from 7 to 9 p.m. on Fox affiliate KMSP (Ch. 9).
The 11.2 means an average of 189,444 households were tuned in. The ratings, which are measured in quarter-hours, peaked between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m. with a mammoth 16.0 (273,072 households) and 33 share.
The rating is the percentage watching a program among all television households; share is the percentage tuned in among those homes with TVs in use at the time.
The Twins and Timberwolves also added to the prime-time competition on television Wednesday.
The Twins' 12-5 victory over the White Sox in Chicago had a very strong preliminary rating of 9.1 with a 16 share on WFTC (Ch. 29).
Not surprisingly, the woeful Timberwolves were essentially ignored.
The prelim number for their 122-90 loss to New Orleans at Target Center was a 0.1 with a 2 share. That means an average of 1,068 households watched the rout.
Final ratings number for Wednesday will be released later today.
|Minnesota - LP: V. Worley||3||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: P. Maholm||8|
|Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon||7||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: B. Parnell||4|
|Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu||9||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: W. Peralta||2|
|Oakland - LP: J. Parker||1||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: R. Wolf||3|
|Arizona - LP: T. Cahill||1||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: J. De La Rosa||4|
|Washington - WP: T. Clippard||2||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: J. Affeldt||1|
|Tampa Bay - LP: C. Ramos||3||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: A. Loup||4|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija||0||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano||1|
|Detroit - WP: J. Verlander||11||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: U. Jimenez||7|
|NY Yankees - LP: H. Kuroda||3||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: J. Hammel||6|
|Seattle - LP: B. Maurer||1||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: C. Wilson||7|
|Philadelphia - WP: C. Lee||3||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: K. Slowey||0|
|Boston - WP: C. Buchholz||6||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - LP: H. Santiago||2|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Shields||1||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: J. Lyles||3|
|St. Louis - WP: T. Lyons||5||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: B. Smith||3|