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.
|St. Louis - LP: K. Siegrist||6||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Grimm||7|
|Toronto - LP: M. Buehrle||4||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: H. Kuroda||6|
|Arizona - LP: W. Miley||5||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: K. Kendrick||9|
|Washington - WP: T. Roark||4||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: A. Simon||1|
|Boston - LP: J. Tazawa||4||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: D. Price||6|
|San Diego - WP: J. Hahn||5||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: A. Wood||2|
|Oakland - LP: J. Hammel||1||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: J. Williams||4|
|NY Mets - WP: C. Torres||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: F. Rodriguez||2|
|Miami - WP: B. Hand||2||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: D. Keuchel||0|
|Chicago WSox - WP: J. Danks||9||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Correia||5|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Carrasco||4||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: K. Herrera||6|
|Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton||1||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: B. Anderson||8|
|Detroit - LP: D. Smyly||1||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: M. Morin||2|
|Baltimore - WP: D. O`Day||2||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: C. Furbush||1|
|Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke||8||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: T. Lincecum||1|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|