Wild romps in ratings

The beast known as American Idol has finally fallen – at least in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

A Minnesota Wild NHL playoff game topped Idol last Wednesday night with Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Colorado Avalanche earning a 11.3 household rating and a 22 household share on independent KSTC-TV with Idol on Fox-owned KMSP-TV nabbing a 10.3/19.

The Wild game surged to a 16.0/33 from 10:30-10:45 p.m.

Meanwhile, The Twins beatdown of the White Sox earned a 8.9 household rating on My Network TV affiliate WFTC (certainly higher than the MNT programming that usually runs there) while a NBA game featuring the very lackluster Timberwolves on FSN North bottomed out with a 0.1 household rating and 0 share.

And you thought the Bulls were awful… Don’t you wish the ratings were that bad here? (it’ll certainly send a message… wink, wink.)

And if you read the comments section in this story and here, be thankful the Blackhawks didn’t pick WPWR-TV (Channel 50) as their over-the-air partner, as fans clearly don’t want to sit through promos for fourth-rate programming.