Sky Lead Increase in Attendance

The 2013 WNBA regular-season highlights include:

WNBA on TV:

• The WNBA regular season on ESPN2 averaged 231,000 viewers, up +28% over last season (180,000)

ESPN2’s telecast of the Chicago Sky vs. the Phoenix Mercury on opening day was the most viewed WNBA regular season game on the network since 2004, delivering 455,000 viewers.

• NBA TV had its most viewed WNBA season up 19% over last year, with the Seattle Storm vs. the San Antonio Silver Stars (Friday, June 21) becoming the most watched WNBA game in the network’s history with 113,000 viewers.

WNBA Attendance:

Led by the Chicago Sky (+17%), the Phoenix Mercury (+9%), and the Indiana Fever (+8%), WNBA saw increases in attendance (+1.0%).

WNBA Digital:

• WNBA.com experienced double digit growth during the 2013 season for daily unique visits (+27%), total visits (+20%,) and total page views (+11%).

• WNBA games streamed online at WNBA.com via LiveAccess saw a 24% increase in unique users.

WNBA Social Media:

• The WNBA Channel on YouTube (youtube.com/wnba) set a new record with 635,000 videos viewed during opening week and has experienced a three- fold increase in video views this season.

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