Wild opener set ratings record for FS North

Wild opener set ratings record for FS North

Published Jan. 22, 2013 8:37 p.m. ET

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.