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.
|Miami - D. Phelps||6:05 PM|
|Washington - J. Zimmermann|
|NY Yankees - C. Whitley||6:07 PM|
|Toronto - R. Dickey|
|Philadelphia - A. Harang||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - A. Wood|
|Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi||6:10 PM|
|Boston - C. Buchholz|
|Los Angeles - C. Kershaw||6:20 PM|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood||7:10 PM|
|St. Louis - C. Martinez|
|Oakland - J. Hahn||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - P. Hughes|
|Texas - R. Detwiler||7:10 PM|
|Houston - D. Keuchel|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - T. Matzek|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - M. Shoemaker|
|San Diego - T. Ross||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner|
|LA Clippers||8:30 PM|
|NY Rangers||6:30 PM|