2014 WNBA Draft was most watched ever on ESPN2
The 2014 WNBA Draft held at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Monday, April 14 averaged 413,000 viewers on ESPN2, making it the most-watched WNBA Draft on the network, according to Nielsen. Viewership was up nine percent from last year’s audience of 379,000. The telecast is also the second-most viewed WNBA Draft ever on ESPN/ESPN2. There have been 14 telecasts dating back to 2001 (2004 on ESPN averaged 601,000 viewers).
The primetime telecast saw Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike as the No. 1 overall pick by the Connecticut Sun. The top metered markets for the 2014 WNBA Draft include: Hartford-New Haven (1.9 rating); Lexington (1.7); Las Vegas (1.0); Nashville (0.9) and Albuquerque (0.8).