Click here to Skip to main content
LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

Ratings for Game 1 of WNBA Finals up 39 percent

By Official Release
Posted Sep 30 2009 7:46PM

Ratings and viewership for Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on ESPN2 were up 39 percent (.43 rating vs. .31 rating for Game 1 of the '08 WNBA Finals) and 59 percent respectively (555,000 viewers vs. 348,000 viewers), making Game 1 the most viewed WNBA game on cable since Game 4 of the '07 WNBA Finals (Shock vs. Mercury) on ESPN2 (669,000).

Locally, Indianapolis delivered its highest local rating ever on any ESPN network for the WNBA Playoffs (2.9 metered mkt rating) and Phoenix delivered its third-highest local rating on any ESPN network (1.8).

Game 1 of the WNBA Finals also delivered with all the key demographics:
• Males 18-49: +15 percent
• Males 25-54: +21 percent
• Females 18-34: +123 percent
• Females 18-49: +176 percent
• Females 25-54: +47 percent

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoInside Trax: Bobcats vs. Heat, Game 2
Go inside the huddle and hear from Steve Clifford.
photoBest of Inside: Kenny Running Late
E.J. takes a look at the reasons why Kenny has been late in the past and comes up with a way for him to be on time.
photoPostgame: Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard addresses the media after falling two games in the series against the Blazers.
photoClippers-Warriors: Game 3 Preview
David Aldridge reports from Warriors camp to preview Game 3 between the Clippers and Warriors Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT.
photoDaily Zap: April 23
Get caught up around the league on a three game night in the NBA.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.