or


[09/17/10 - 03:40 PM]
Wnba Finals' Viewership Rises for Second Straight Year
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA Finals coverage to date.

[via press release from ESPN]

WNBA Finals' Viewership Rises for Second Straight Year

For the second straight year, the audience for the WNBA Finals increased as the Seattle Storm swept the Atlanta Dream in three close games. Games 2 and 3 were on ESPN2 (Game 1 was on ABC) and averaged 422,000 households, up 15 percent from Games 2 and 3 on ESPN2 last year (Indiana vs. Phoenix, a five-game series) and up 79 percent from those two contests on ESPN2 in 2008 (Detroit vs. San Antonio, a 3-0 sweep).

Among viewers (P2+), the increase for the same two games over last year was 20 percent, from an average of 430,000 impressions to 516,000. Compared to 2008, the rise was 73 percent (from 299,000). This year's two games averaged a 0.4 rating on ESPN2, equal to last year and double the 0.2 of 2008.

All the key male demographic groups showed impressive double-digit growth, led by M18-34 (+90 percent).

Last night's Game 3 averaged 437,000 homes and 545,000 viewers, increases of 32 percent and 40 percent, respectively. In Seattle, the telecast earned a 3.8 overnight rating, the highest local WNBA rating on ESPN or ESPN2 for any market since a 4.0 in Hartford on September 15, 2005 (Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, Connecticut vs. Sacramento).





  [september 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[03/05/15 - 11:17 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Deliver Decisive February Sweep Wins
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the February sweeps period.

[03/05/15 - 09:33 AM]
Series Premiere of "CSI: Cyber" Posts Significant Gains in the Time Period and Versus Year Ago
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 4.

[03/05/15 - 08:44 AM]
"Best of the Blinds" Encore Recap of "The Voice" Delivers NBC's Best Ratings in Its Slot Since November 12
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 4.

[03/05/15 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Delivers 3 of the Top 4 TV Shows on Wednesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 4.

[03/05/15 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Remains Unstoppable for FOX
The network's juggernaut climbs to a 5.7 rating among adults 18-49.

[03/05/15 - 07:27 AM]
"Nightline" Wins First-Ever February Sweep in New Time Period; Wins Third of the Last Fourth Sweeps
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the February sweeps period.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 08:29 AM]
ABC Takes Second on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 and Grows Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/03/15 - 03:12 PM]
"Ellen's Design Challenge" Among Highest-Rated Series in HGTV History
HGTV spins the numbers for Monday, March 2.

[03/03/15 - 02:22 PM]
Social Media Powerhouse ABC Family Delivers During February 2015 Driven by "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Fosters"
ABC Family spins the digital numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 12:56 PM]
TNT Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Live + 7 Delivery of Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Turner further spins the numbers for the week of February 9-15.

[03/03/15 - 12:54 PM]
"48 Hours: Blaming Melissa" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, February 28.

[03/03/15 - 12:37 PM]
Science Channel Skyrockets in February, Charts Best Month Ever
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 09:29 AM]
"60 Minutes" Make the Top 10 for the 13th Time This Season
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.