LSU vs. Iowa ladies’s nationwide championship attracts report TV viewers


BRISTOL, Conn. — LSU’s 102-85 victory over Iowa in Sunday’s nationwide championship sport was the most-viewed NCAA ladies’s basketball sport on report, with 9.9 million viewers on ABC and ESPN2 in accordance with quick nationwide numbers by Nielsen.

The full viewers is a 103% soar over final yr, when South Carolina defeated UConn and averaged 4.85 million on ESPN and ESPN2. The viewers on Sunday at one level peaked at 12.6 million.

LSU’s first nationwide title in ladies’s basketball was the primary on community tv since UConn’s win over Tennessee in 1995. That sport averaged 7.4 million on CBS.

ESPN took over the rights to your complete event the next yr. The earlier community excessive for a ladies’s nationwide championship sport was in 2002, when UConn beat Oklahoma.

The report rankings come because the NCAA is deciding whether or not to separate the ladies’s event or maintain it as a part of the championships TV bundle that features at the least 24 sports activities. That contract expires subsequent yr, with the NCAA anticipated to determine the subsequent steps in negotiations by the autumn.

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