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Women’s College World Series tops College World Series in viewership

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College softball hit another grand slam.

The 2021 Women’s College World Series outperformed the men’s College World Series in viewership by 60 percent. The women’s tournament drew, on average, 1.2 million eyeballs, while the men’s tournament averaged 775,000 viewers.

The WCWS also came out on top when comparing the two tournament’s most-watched games, beating out the College World Series 2.1 million viewers to 1.7 million viewers.

Thirteen of the 17 women’s games aired on ESPN, while over half of the College World Series games appeared on a secondary ESPN network. It’s further proof that accessibility matters (and further evidence that the women deserve showers).