Women’s college basketball TV ratings continue to soar


ESPN’s unprecedented weekend of women’s sports television led to high ratings, according to ESPN PR, with Sunday’s game between Tennessee and South Carolina bringing in 876,000 viewers.

It’s the most-viewed regular season women’s college basketball game since 2017.

In the game, Aliyah Boston tied Sylvia Fowles’ SEC double-double record with 19-straight double-doubles in the regular season. The Gamecocks won the game 67-53 over the Lady Vols.

As part of the day, ESPN also hosted a special women’s college basketball edition of “College GameDay” from Columbia, South Carolina. Elle Duncan, Rebecca Lobo, Carolyn Peck, Holly Rowe and Andraya Carter hosted the hour-long pregame show, beginning at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN. The show drew an audience of nearly 400,000 viewers on the network.