|The Wild's shootout loss to Los Angeles on October 16 was the highest rated Wild game ever on FSN North. |
As the Minnesota Wild's record improves with each game, so do the team's television ratings on KSTC TV and FSN North. With six of its first eight games being broadcast on one of the two stations, Wild games have been a hot commodity among Twin Cities television watchers.
At no time was that more apparent than last Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Despite starting at 9:30 PM central time, the game against the Kings drew a 3.8 rating, which is the highest ever for a Wild game on FSN North. The first four Wild games broadcast on FSN have received an average of rating of 2.8 and a six share, meaning an average of 47,787 households are tuned in to those games.
The two Wild games on KSTC Channel 45, the Wild's over-the-air partner, have averaged a 3.9 rating and a seven share meaning an average of 66,561 households were tuned into those games.
Ratings measure all households within the Twin Cities market watching those games. One rating point equates to 17,067 televisions, where as a share refers to the number of people watching television at that moment.
The next 20 Wild games will be broadcast locally, including the October 30 game vs. Pittsburgh on Versus. Thursday's game will be on KSTC Channel 45.
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