Big Viewership for 2017 Women’s College World Series

On this edition of In The Circle,  Eric Lopez & Victor Anderson recap the 2017 Women’s College World Series and the Sooner going back 2 back national championship defeating the Florida Gators in a classic Championship series.

According to ESPN,  The  Sooners’ two-game sweep of the Florida Gators averaged a total live audience (TV + streaming) of 1,720,000 viewers, the most-watched sweep in Women’s College World Series Finals history.  The Sooner-Gators’ two games in the best-of-three format was up 33% from 2014 which was Florida against Alabama and was last time the WCWS Finals failed to go to a decisive third game.  This year’s two-game average was also up 33% over last season’s WCWS Finals first two games (June between Oklahoma and Auburn. The Sooners won the series in three games.

ESPN’s Women’s College World Series coverage – televised in its entirety by ESPN for the 18th straight year – averaged a total live audience of 984,000 viewers across the 14 games (June 1-6), up 21% from last year’s event (15 games, including a three-game WCWS Finals)

ESPN’s Women’s College World Series coverage averaged a total live audience of 984,000 viewers across the 14 games , up 21% from last year’s event (15 games, including a three-game WCWS Finals) highlighted by Oklahoma vs. Oregon game (June 4 on ESPN) had a total live audience of 1,249,000 viewers, which is a a top 3 most viewed early-round WCWS game ever.

Here is The Top Five markets for Women College World Series

Rank Rating Market
1. 3.9 Tulsa
2. 3.6 Oklahoma City
3. 2.1 Birmingham
4. 1.9 New Orleans
5. 1.5 Dayton
 5.  1.5 Orlando

ESPN televised every game of the Super Regionals (21 games) from May 26-28, averaging 477,000 viewers for just its TV audience, up 34% from last year’s entire presentation (19 games).  The  regional round games that were televised on ESPN had an average of 301,000 viewers a game.

Here is numbers courtesy of ShowBuzzDaily.com

Thursday June 1 

Texas AM vs Florida  354,000 viewers on ESPN

LSU vs UCLA  447,000 viewers on ESPN

Washington vs UCLA  571,000 Viewers on ESPN2 

Baylor vs Oklahoma  501,000 viewers on ESPN2

Friday June 2

Florida vs LSU  866,000 viewers on ESPN

Washington vs Oklahoma 863,000 viewers on ESPN

Saturday June 3 

UCLA vs Texas AM 693,000 viewers on ESPN

Baylor vs Oregon 767,000 viewers on ESPN

Washington vs UCLA 953,000 viewers on ESPN

Oregon vs LSU  950,000 viewers on ESPN

Sunday June 4 

Washington vs Florida 949,000 viewers on ESPN

Oregon vs Oklahoma 1,231,000 viewers on ESPN

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Oklahoma’s Patty Gasso

On this edition of In The Circle,  Eric Lopez & Victor Anderson recap the 2017 Women’s College World Series and the Sooner going back 2 back national championship defeating the Florida Gators in a classic Championship series. They also discussed the controversy with the umpiring at Oklahoma City and also talk with Sooner fan “Sooner Sean” about legacy of Patty Gasso and Oklahoma program

In The Circle Women’s College World Series recap Oklahoma Back 2 Back

NCAA Softball Super Regional TV numbers 

Sunday May 28

LSU at Florida State  Game 3 686,000 viewers on ESPN

Texas AM at Tennessee Game 3  699,000 viewers on ESPN

Baylor at Arizona Game 3  694,000 viewers on ESPN2 

Utah at Washington Game 3  564,000 viewers on ESPN2

Saturday May 27

Kentucky at Oregon Game 2- 805,000 viewers on ESPN
Baylor at Arizona Game 2    764,000 viewers on ESPN

Alabama at Florida Game 3- 745,000 viewers on ESPN

Oklahoma at Auburn Game 1 695,000 viewers on ESPN

LSU at Florida State  Game 2 – 662,000 viewers on ESPN

Texas AM at Tennessee Game 2- 348,000 viewers on ESPN2

Utah at Washington Game 2 – 308,000 viewers on ESPN2

Friday May 26

Ole Miss at UCLA  Game 2 – 571,000 Viewers on ESPN

Alabama at Florida 547,000 viewers on ESPN

Oklahoma at Auburn 413,000 viewers on ESPN2

Thursday May 25  

Ole Miss at UCLA Game 1- 519,000 viewers on ESPN

Alabama at Florida Game 1- 552,000 viewers on ESPN