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Jun 18, 2024 11:58 am

Sky-Fever matchup draws WNBA’s highest ratings in 23 years

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The Indiana Fever’s 91-83 victory over the visiting Chicago Sky on Sunday was the WNBA’s most-watched game in 23 years, CBS announced on Tuesday.

The game featured 2024 No. 1 overall pick Caitlin Clark of the Fever and No. 7 overall pick Angel Reese of the Sky. The contest averaged 2.25 million viewers, a 225 percent increase over a comparable game window last season between the Phoenix Mercury and New York Liberty.

Sunday’s viewership reached its peak at three million viewers.

Clark scored 23 points to mark the seventh time this season that she had at least 20 in a game. Clark also had nine assists and eight rebounds to lead the Fever to back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Also, Sunday’s game was the most streamed WNBA game ever on Paramount+ across households, minutes and average minute audience.

–Field Level Media

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