Women's College World Series sets record for most viewers

Updated: June 13, 2007, 10:19 PM ET
Associated Press

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 Michigan.

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.


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