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Buzzer-beater WNBA Finals game 1 delivers best overnight ratings ever

Published on September 25, 2017

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Sept. 24, 2017 (Minneapolis) - Game one of the WNBA Finals, Los Angeles at Minnesota.

Sept. 24, 2017 (Minneapolis) – Game one of the WNBA Finals, Los Angeles at Minnesota. Photo: © Lee Michaelson, all rights reserved.

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From the league:

Game 1 of the 2017 WNBA Finals, which aired Sunday, Sept. 24, on ABC delivered a 0.6 overnight rating, the best overnight ever for a Game 1 on the ESPN networks. The matchup between the Minnesota Lynx and the Los Angeles Sparks resulted in a +20% increase from last year’s Game 1.

The top five markets were: Nashville (4.6); Minneapolis (1.9); Birmingham (1.2); Hartford-New Haven (1.3); and Knoxville (1.1). Los Angeles delivered a 0.7 metered market rating.

This year’s Finals feature the top two teams in the league, and Game 1 ended with a buzzer-beater that led to an 85-84 Los Angeles win and a 1-0 lead in the series for the Sparks. The Finals continue Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and streaming live on the ESPN app.

This post is part of the thread: 2017 WNBA Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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