Game 3 between the Auburn Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners was the most watched Sports program on Cable Television on Wednesday night. The Sooners 2-1 win over the Tigers was watched by 1,476,000 million viewers Wednesday Night crushing head to head the Copa American Soccer game between Brazil and Haiti (643,000) according to SportsTVRatings.com .
Game 3 was slightly up from Game two when Auburn coming back from 7-0 deficit to win 11-7 in 8 innings garnered 1.43 million viewers which was just slightly edge out by United States win over Costa Rica in Copa America (1.453 million).
Overall the three game series between Auburn and Oklahoma averaged 1.3123 million viewers as Game one between the Sooners and Tigers drew 1.031 million viewers on Monday night. This year’s Women’s College World Series Championship Series viewers is down from last year’s Championship Series between Florida and Michigan which averaged 1.85 million viewers. Keep in mind though this year Championship Series had much more competition compared to last year. Game 3 went up against Game 3 of NBA Finals coverage on Wednesday. Game one went up against Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals. Game Two went up against the United States playing in Copa America.
Also last year Championship Series had Michigan in Championship who is one of the top TV draws in College Softball as shown on Sunday afternoon when the Wolverine’s elimation loss to Florida State had 976,000 viewers which was the most watched Non Championship Series Women’s College World Series game. Below is the numbers of all the Women’s College World Series.
Sunday June 5, 2016 TV Viewers.
Michigan vs Florida State 976,000 on ESPN
Florida State vs Auburn 779,000 on ESPN2
Georgia vs LSU 581,000 on ESPN2
Oklahoma vs LSU 576,000 on ESPN2
Saturday June 4, 2016
LSU vs Alabama 831,000 on ESPN
Oklahoma vs Michigan 732,000 on ESPN2
UCLA vs Florida State 705,000 on ESPN
Auburn vs Georgia 621,000 on ESPN2
Friday June 3, 2016
LSU vs Michigan 719,000 on ESPN2
Alabama vs Oklahoma 602,000 on ESPN2
Thursday’s Auburn Tigers 10-3 win over UCLA was the most watched Women’s College World Series game on Thursday. Keep in mind the primetime games between Alabama versus Oklahoma and LSU versus Michigan were rained out. Auburn versus UCLA had 474,000 viewersaccording to SportsTVRatings.com. Auburn-UCLA is down from last year’s game at same time slot between Auburn and LSU which garnered 562,000 viewers.
The twenty seven innings of Alabama-Oklahoma had 458,000 viewers. Georgia’s win over Florida State garnered 334,000 viewers which significantly down from last year’s Florida- Tennessee game in the same time slot which had 546,000 viewers.
Last year’s Auburn-LSU game was a week earlier on May 28, 2015. LSU-Auburn was the second most watched game at the WCWS last year on Thursday with Alabama-Michigan which was in primetime last year had over 1 million viewers was number one. UCLA last year played the late game against Oregon which garnered 317,000 viewers.
Its worth noting that last year, Opening day of the Women’s College World Series did not go up against the NBA Finals which dominated the television coverage all day on Thursday. The Women’s College World Series did have better viewers then the X-Games which aired on ESPN and drew 317,000 viewers in primetime.