Wild-Senators game sets FOX Sports North ratings record
For the third time in less than a month, the Minnesota Wild posted a record-setting television rating.
Tuesday's Minnesota versus Ottawa telecast ranked as the highest-rated regular-season Wild game ever on FOX Sports North. The matchup against the Senators generated a 7.12 household rating in the Minneapolis-St. Paul DMA, according to Nielsen Media Research and was the No. 1 show in the market among all male demographics.
The rating breaks the previous 6.13 record the Wild set on Feb. 24, 2015, versus the Oilers. Prior to that, the team set a 5.93 rating record versus Winnipeg on Feb. 10, 2015. February's 4.63 average is the highest-rated month ever for the Wild on FOX Sports North.
In the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, 17,280 households represent one rating point, indicating that more than 123,000 households tuned in for Tuesday night's game.
FOX Sports North will televise Thursday's Wild matchup against the Washington Capitals. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. with Wild Live presented by CenturyLink.