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WNBA Broadcasts Document TV Scores, Highest Attendance in 26 Years

Business is booming in the WNBA, largely thanks to the highly coveted rookie class headlined by the likes of Caitlin Clark, Cameron Brink and Angel Reese, among others. With the first month of the 2024 season officially past, the league announced its TV ratings and attendance details for the month of May. It comes as

WNBA Broadcasts Document TV Scores, Highest Attendance in 26 Years

Enterprise is booming within the WNBA, largely because of the extremely coveted rookie class headlined by the likes of Caitlin Clark, Cameron Brink and Angel Reese, amongst others.

With the primary month of the 2024 season formally previous, the league announced its TV rankings and attendance particulars for the month of Might. It comes as no shock that each are up massively in comparison with final yr, with TV rankings reaching all-time highs and attendance at its highest mark in 26 years.

The league reported that roughly 400,000 followers attended WNBA video games in Might, probably the most the league has recorded since 1998. Greater than half of the league’s video games have resulted in sellouts, a rise of 156% over final season.

When it comes to tv viewership, the league famous that WNBA video games have logged a mean viewership of 1.32 million viewers per recreation throughout ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC and CBS. That determine is sort of 3 times greater than final season.

The season-opening matchup between Clark’s Indiana Fever and the Connecticut Solar recorded a mean of two.12 million viewers on ESPN 2, ESPN+ and Disney+, making it the most-watched WNBA recreation on any Disney platform in historical past.

Six days later, the Fever’s rematch towards the Solar on ESPN drew the most important TV viewers for any WNBA recreation on the community with a mean of 1.56 tens of millions viewers.

Moreover, merchandise gross sales have skyrocketed. The WNBA studies that the WNBAstore web site has acquired a staggering improve in transactions of greater than 756% in comparison with this time final yr.

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