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WNBA Finals viewership up 63 percent over 2020

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WNBA viewership is still rising.

According to ESPN, the 2021 WNBA Finals were the most-viewed since 2017, with an average of 548,000 viewers across ESPN networks and ABC. The ratings also represent a 63 percent increase from those in 2020.

Game 3 drew a high of 524,000 viewers, making it the most-viewed, non-title-clinching Game 3 since the 2007 Finals. Meanwhile, Game 4 drew 417,000 viewers for a 32 percent increase over 2019.

Overall, the 2021 WNBA playoffs were the most-viewed since 2014, with an average of 367,000 viewers.

The numbers are the latest in a string of positive ratings for the WNBA, which also had increased viewership during the regular season.