Caitlin Clark headlines most-watched WNBA recreation in additional than 20 years

Caitlin Clark headlines most-watched WNBA recreation in additional than 20 years

The Caitlin Clark impact is exhibiting no indicators of slowing down. 

The Indiana Fever rookie put up a team-high of 23 factors and 9 assists in Sunday’s win over the Chicago Sky in what was the most-watched WNBA recreation on any community in 23 years. 

Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever and Angel Reese #5 of the Chicago Sky look on throughout a recreation at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on June 16, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Emilee Chinn/Getty Photos)

A mean of two.25 million individuals tuned to CBS to look at the rematch between Clark and Chicago’s Angel Reese. The Fever’s 91-83 victory peaked at practically 3 million viewers. 

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Clark’s large evening, which featured Reese being assessed a flagrant-1 foul for hitting the previous Iowa star within the head together with her arm, adopted a tough contest towards Atlanta through which the No. 1 decide had seven factors, six assists and 7 turnovers. 

However regardless of the anticipated rising pains of her first yr within the execs, followers are persevering with to tune in and present as much as watch Clark. 

Caitlin Clark warms up

Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever warms up earlier than a recreation towards the Chicago Sky at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on June 16, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.   (Emilee Chinn/Getty Photos)

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Earlier this month, the WNBA introduced that Might marked the very best attended opening month in 26 years and the most-watched begin of the season ever throughout each community. 

This unprecedented development in viewership and attendance this season has a lot to do with this yr’s rookie class. In keeping with the league, “4 of the 5 moments that drove essentially the most engagement on social channels” included highlights of Clark, Reese, Cameron Brink of the Los Angeles Sparks, or Las Vegas Aces’ Kate Martin. 

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Michaela Onyewere and Angel Reese

Angel Reese #5 of the Chicago Sky celebrates a basket with Michaela Onyenwere #12 towards the Indiana Fever in the course of the third quarter within the recreation at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on June 01, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.   (Andy Lyons/Getty Photos)

“What’s taking place now in ladies’s basketball is affirmation of what we’ve at all times identified: The demand is there, and ladies’s sports activities is a precious funding,” Chief Development Officer Colie Edison stated in an announcement final week. 

“We’re inspired by rising engagement throughout all our verticals, particularly as we welcome new and numerous audiences into our fandom. The WNBA continues to expertise sustained development as our league embraces this heightened momentum.”

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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