Caitlin Clark WNBA Debut Earns Best Ratings Since 2001, Tops NHL

May 15, 2024

On a crowded Tuesday night full of pivotal NBA and NHL playoff games, the WNBA carved out a sizeable piece of the national television pie with its opening night doubleheader.

Caitlin Clark’s regular-season debut with the Indiana Fever against the Connecticut Sun pulled in an average audience of 2.12 million viewers on ESPN2, giving the league its most-watched game since 2001 when NBC featured the Los Angeles Sparks and Houston Comets on Memorial Day. Sportico