Apr 09, 2024

Question of the Day: What was the average number of viewers for the 2024 NCAA Women's Final Four games?

2024 has been another record-setting year for NCAA women's basketball in many ways!

Answer: 10.7 million viewers

  • Up 6.2 million viewers YOY (year over year)
  • Iowa vs. UCONN averaged 14.2 million viewers
  • South Carolina vs. NC State averaged 7.1 million viewers



  1. Did you watch the 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four games? If so, what was your motivation for watching?
  2. What are some factors you can think of that contributed to this year’s spike in viewership?
  3. How could this spike in viewership impact women’s basketball moving forward?


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Behind the Numbers (ESPN): 

"Iowa’s 71-69 win against UConn in Friday’s NCAA Final Four game drew 14.2 million viewers, the most in women’s college basketball history, according to ESPN.

The matchup produced the largest audience for a basketball game — college or professional — and was the second-best non-football telecast ever for the network.

Friday’s figure is higher than every World Series and NBA Finals game last year. ESPN said the game peaked at 17 million viewers.

Iowa vs. UConn bested a viewership record set just days prior when the Hawkeyes defeated LSU in the Elite Eight on Monday with 12.3 million viewers."


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About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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