Candace Parker # 3 of the Chicago Sky commemorates with her colleagues after winning Game Four of the 2021 WNBA Finals versus the Phoenix Mercury on October 17, 2021 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
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The Women’s National Basketball Association concluded its 25 th anniversary season with another favorable indication for viewership for its champion series.
ESPN stated the WNBA league drew in 417,000 overall audiences for Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday in between the Chicago Sky and PhoenixMercury The Sky won their very first WNBA champion after beating the Mercury 80-74 Sky guard Kahleah Copper won the 2021 Finals MVP after balancing 17 points and 5.5 rebounds in the series. Sky forward Candace Parker ended up the video game with 16 points and team-high 13 rebounds.
The four-game series balanced 548,000 audiences, according to ESPN. The network stated Game 3 was the most-watched, with approximately 524,000 audiences. In contrast, last October’s three-game WNBA Finals series including the Seattle Storm and Las Vegas Aces balanced 440,000 audiences. The last video game for that series balanced 570,000 audiences. And the 2019 finals including the Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics balanced 386,000 audiences and lasted 5 video games.
The 2003 champion including the Los Angeles Sparks and Detroit Shock stays the league’s most-watch finals. The three-game series balanced 848,000 audiences. And Game 2 of that series balanced 1.2 million audiences on ABC.
For the 2021 season, the WNBA’s combined viewership balanced 306,000 audiences throughout Disney networks (ABC, ESPN) and CBS TelevisionNetwork The highest-rated video game in the WNBA’s 25 th anniversary season: anAug 15 contest in between the Sky andStorm That video game balanced 755,000 audiences on ABC.
The WNBA noted its viewership is up 51% when compared to the 2020 routine season. The league included it’s likewise the most-viewed WNBA season given that2008 In that year, the WNBA balanced 413,000 audiences.