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WCWS Finals sets ratings mark in OKC, Knoxville

by Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: June 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm •  Published: June 6, 2013
A record crowd was on site to watch Oklahoma win the WCWS Finals by defeating Tennessee 4-0 on June 4, 2013. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman
A record crowd was on site to watch Oklahoma win the WCWS Finals by defeating Tennessee 4-0 on June 4, 2013. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman

A record crowd was on site to watch Oklahoma win the WCWS Finals by defeating Tennessee 4-0 on June 4, 2013. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman

The Women’s College World Series has become a popular event.

Attendance records were set. Coaches and players were happy. And so was ESPN.

The broadcast for the national title game between Oklahoma and Tennessee set a record-breaking metered market ratings in both Oklahoma City and Knoxville.

Per the NCAA:

“Knoxville delivered the highest metered market rating for any WCWS telecast on ESPN2 since 2007*, averaging an 11.9 rating for Game 1 of the Finals. The current 2007 record, a 15.3 metered market rating, is also held by Knoxville when Tennessee faced Arizona in the Finals.

“In addition, Game 1 and Game 2 set local Oklahoma City records for ESPN2 and ESPN, respectively. The telecasts averaged a 6.6 metered market rating for Game 1 and a 6.7 for Game 2 in Oklahoma City – the highest ratings for WCWS games in Oklahoma ever on either network. Game 2 in Knoxville averaged a 7.8.

“Approximately 1.2 million viewers around the nation tuned in for the 12-inning Oklahoma victory in Game 1 on ESPN2 and 1,315,000 for Game 2 on ESPN.

*Records go back to 2007

by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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