WNBA Finals Continue to Deliver Double-Digit Increases on ESPN2

ESPN2�s coverage of the 2009 WNBA Finals continues to deliver double digit growth through the best-of-five series. Through Game 3, ESPN2�s telecasts are averaging 476,000 viewers (P2+), an increase of 51 percent when compared to last year�s 316,000 viewers. In addition, the corresponding household impressions are up 50 percent (386,000 vs. 258,000) and the 0.4 rating is an increase of 33 percent over last year�s 0.3 rating.

ESPN2�s exclusive coverage of the WNBA Finals presented by adidas will continue with Game 4 on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from Indianapolis at 7:30 p.m. The Indiana Fever lead the series over the Phoenix Mercury 2-1. Terry Gannon will call the remainder of the Finals with analyst Carolyn Peck and reporters Heather Cox and Rebecca Lobo. Prior to each tip, ESPN2 will televise WNBA Shootaround, a pre-game show with host Pam Ward and analyst Nancy Lieberman. The Finals are also available in high definition on ESPN2 HD and on ESPN360.com, ESPN�s signature broadband service.