WNBA All-Star Game on ABC Up 17 Percent


WNBA All-Star Game on ABC Up 17 Percent

The Verizon WNBA All-Star Game (Saturday, July 28, 3:30 p.m. ET) averaged 709,000 viewers, up 17 percent year over year. The 2018 All-Star Game, which saw Team Parker defeat Team Delle Donne 119-112, peaked at 849,000 viewers (5:45 – 6 p.m.), and is the most-viewed all-star game since 2015, which aired on ABC and ESPN.

Top Markets
Host city Minneapolis and Hartford/New Haven topped the charts with a 1.6 local market rating, followed by Oklahoma City (1.5), Norfolk and San Antonio (1.4) and Charlotte (1.2). The top 10 markets include:

Rank Markets Rating
1 Minneapolis-St. Paul 1.6
Hartford & New Haven 1.6
3 Oklahoma City 1.5
4 Norfolk 1.4
San Antonio 1.4
6 Charlotte 1.2
7 Greenville 1.1
8 Washington, DC 1.0
9 Nashville 0.9
10 Columbus, OH 0.8

ESPN’s coverage of the WNBA continues with three more matchups on ESPN2 – Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks (Thursday, Aug. 2, 10 p.m.), Los Angeles Sparks at Phoenix Mercury (Sunday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.), and Washington Mystic at Minnesota Lynx (Sunday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.).



Anna Negron

It was always a dream of mine to work at ESPN, and here I am! I joined the College Sports PR team in March 2016. Hailing from the great Garden State, I graduated from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in sport management, where I not only sang the National Anthem at games, but was also a member of the Seton Hall Sapphires Dance Team and a student reporter for Pirate Sports Network. Before joining ESPN, I served as a Public Relations Associate for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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