ABC bumped the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship for hockey, then got burned when the gymnasts drew more eyes

April 28, 2022

This year’s NCAA women’s gymnastics championship drew its largest audience in a decade as the Oklahoma Sooners edged out the Florida Gators, Utah Utes, and Auburn Tigers for the 2022 title.

Women’s college gymnastics experienced something of a renaissance in 2022 as interest and audiences surged across the country. With relaxed Name, Image, and Likeness rules granting NCAA eligibility to Olympians who previously would’ve been excluded from the college arena, a whole new group of fans tried on NCAA gymnastics for size.

The results were staggering throughout the season, with many newcomers falling in love with the incredible talent, emphasis on execution, and overwhelming jubilance at the collegiate level. Insider