INDIANAPOLIS -- Arizona's win against Tennessee in the
decisive third game of this year's Women's College World Series was
the most-watched telecast of the event ever on an ESPN network, the
NCAA announced Wednesday.
An estimated 1.676 million households tuned in to watch Arizona
win its eighth national title by beating Tennessee 5-0 on June 6.
The ESPN2 telecast received a 1.8 rating, tying it with the rating
for Game 3 of the 2005 championship series between UCLA and
About 1.644 million households tuned in for that game, which was
won by Michigan.
This year's three-game championship series averaged 1.363
million households and a 1.5 rating, making it the most-viewed and
highest-rated championship final ever for the networks.
The series also set an attendance record for the fourth straight
year, drawing 62,463 fans to break last year's mark of 46,122.