Skip to main content

Wolves see big jump in TV ratings

Winning is good for everyone. The Timberwolves started the 2011-12 season with a 21-19 record ... and then Ricky Rubio got hurt. Regardless, the exciting brand of basketball helped FOX Sports North increase TV ratings for Wolves' games by 132 percent. That's tied for the biggest increase in the NBA.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Timberwolves started the 2011-12 season with a 21-19 record. Then Ricky Rubio got hurt. Regardless, the exciting brand of basketball helped FOX Sports North increase TV ratings for Wolves' games by 132 percent. That's tied for the biggest increase in the NBA.

Fill out my online form.

Next Up

Train Days

Historic locomotives to roll into St. Paul for Train Days

The festival at the Union Depot returns June 4-5.

Dalton tornado

Tornadoes, large hail, damaging wind possible in Sunday/Monday storms

The Twin Cities is among the areas that could get hit.

Redtail Ridge Elementary

Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school

The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."

Nero

The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47

Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.

Ben Leber

Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'

The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.

MPR

APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio

MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.

storm, severe

The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN

The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.

Arianna Vos

Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman

The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.

Related

GQ jumps on Rubio bandwagon

He’s getting to be about the most popular point guard on the planet. Of course, it’s Ricky Rubio, now in GQ magazine. In a short interview, the Wolves’ rookie says so far, Chicago is the toughest team he’s faced.

Fans flocking back to see the new-look Timberwolves play

It's been a long time since Minnesota Timberwolves tickets were hard to get, but that's exactly the case this season. Fans have flocked back to Target Center to see the exciting play of Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love. Plus, this year's team might be on the verge of winning quite a few games.

Wolves: Rubio's surgery successful

The Minnesota Timberwolves say Ricky Rubio's surgery to reconstruct his torn ACL was a success. Rubio injured his leg during the Wolves' March 9 loss to the L.A. Lakers.

Wolves smart to keep Ridnour

The NBA trade deadline passed Thursday afternoon without the Timberwolves making a move. The Wolves were a popular team in the rumor mills up until the deadline, but the team couldn't afford to trade Luke Ridnour with Ricky Rubio out for season.

Wolves vs. Thunder: How they scored, etc...

It's opening night at Target Center for Spanish import Ricky Rubio, a point guard poised to take over this town...

Love powers Wolves past Mavs, 99-82

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio were too much for the defending NBA champions at Target Center, as Minnesota picked up its first win of the young season.

Rubio, Pekovic lead Wolves over Kings

Kevin Love served the first of his two game suspension Tuesday night, and the Wolves still found a way to win. They beat the Kings at Target Center, 86-84. The Wolves are now one game over .500 at 13-12. Nikola Pekovic had a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Ricky Rubio tied a career-high with 14 assists.

Wolves dump Kings in season opener, 92-80

The Timberwolves opened the season with a 92-80 win over Sacramento Friday night at Target Center. Without Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio, Minnesota was led by J.J. Barea's 21 points off the bench.