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OSC Weekly Ratings Wrapup

by David Carlson
October 9, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)

WNBA Performs better on ESPN Tuesday than ABC Sunday

In an unsurprising outcome, Game 3 of the WNBA finals on ABC Sunday, going against the NFL, drew fewer viewers than Game 3 on ESPN Tuesday night. While it was down around 75,000 viewers on ABC from ESPN, the 18-49 demo rating was cut in half. As much as the WNBA wants to have a playoff game on ABC, it might not be worth it if it means going up against the NFL.

In another comparison, the Major League Soccer game airing at the same time on ESPN Sunday drew considerably fewer overall viewers (425k to 226k), but the MLS match performed better in the key demo category, .09 to .07.

Last Week's OSC Leagues Ratings Summary:

10/18pESPNWNBA Finals Gm 2.14/499k
10/47pmESPN2CFLNot in Top 150
10/63:30pABCWNBA Finals Gm 3.07/425k

Coming up this week with OSC league programming on TV:

10/88pmESPN2WNBA Finals Gm 4
10/108pmESPN2WNBA Finals Gm 5 (If necessary)

The MLS Playoff dates and networks have been set:


The NWSL Playoffs Locations and Networks are as follows:

10/201:30pmESPN2N.C. vs. TBA
10/203:30pmESPN2Chicago vs. TBA
10/273:30pmESPNNWSL Championship (@ N.C.)

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NOTE: Don't know what the "demo" is? Unsure of why the different ratings numbers don't match up? Read our explanation of TV ratings in our first article here.

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