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WNBA regular season viewership up 49 percent in 2021

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Viewership in the WNBA this season is up 49 percent over the 2020 regular season, ESPN PR said in a release Thursday.

The average of 306,000 viewers also represents a 24-percent increase from the 2019 regular season.

The game between the Seattle Storm and the Chicago sky on Aug. 15 was the most-watched game of the season with 755,000 viewers. It was also the most-watched regular season game since 2012.

The news adds to the WNBA’s ratings momentum. In 2020, viewership across networks was up 68 percent during the regular season.