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Wild opener set ratings record for FS North

Saturday's Minnesota Wild game was the highest-rated regular-season Wild telecast ever on FOX Sports North. The Wild's 4-2 win versus Colorado generated a 7.65 household rating in the Minneapolis–St. Paul DMA, according to Nielsen Media Research.


That easily tops the previous regular-season high of 4.6 set Dec. 13, 2011 versus the Jets.


Sunday's matchup against the Stars also broke that previous record, generating a 5.35 rating.


In the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, 17,280 households represent one rating point. That means over 132,100 households tuned in for the Minnesota Wild's season and home opener on Hockey Day Minnesota.