Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/01/14 at 04:34 PM ET
via the Minnesota Wild PR department,
Game seven of the National Hockey League’s first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche was the highest-rated telecast ever in FOX Sports North history. The Wild’s midweek match-up against the Avalanche generated a 16.4 household rating in the Minneapolis – St. Paul DMA, according to Nielsen Media Research. The previous record, a 15.3 rating, was logged in August of 2010 by the Minnesota Twins (vs. White Sox).
In the Minneapolis – St. Paul market, 17,280 households represent one rating point. That means over 283,390 households tuned in for the playoff series finale. The game received a 32 share, signifying 32 percent of the viewing audience in the Twins Cities watched the game. During OT, the telecast reached its peak viewing audience with a 18.3 rating and 49 share, indicating that nearly half of Twin Cities households were tuned in.
The Minnesota Wild on FOX Sports North made FOX Sports North history earning record-setting television ratings throughout the first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs:
• Game 1: 8.1
• Game 2: 7.7
• Game 3: 9.6
• Game 4: 12.7 (highest rated Wild telecast in history)
• Game 5: 11.2
• Game 6: 13.9 (highest rated Wild telecast in history)
• Game 7: 16.4 (highest rated telecast in FOX Sports North history)
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