June 11, 2019 – Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) News Release

ABC’s presentation of the Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx on Saturday, June 8, delivered a 0.6 rating according to Nielsen. The third game of this year’s regular season lineup was up 200% from last year’s comparable matchup of Seattle Storm/Los Angeles Sparks (0.2, ESPN2). This year’s first three WNBA games are averaging 413,000 viewers across ABC and ESPN2, which is an increase of 64% compared to 2018’s first four games on ESPN2 (aired by the same date a year ago).

ESPN’s coverage of the 2019 WNBA season will continue Sunday, June 16, with the Seattle Storm at Connecticut Sun at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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