WNBA’s Record-Breaking Season Scores Highest Attendance In Five Years

Record Season Includes All-Time Marks for WNBA Digital, Social Media and Retail —

— League Also Sees Double-Digit Growth in Television Viewership on ESPN Networks —

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2016 – In one of the league’s most compelling seasons, the WNBA’s historic 20th scored its highest attendance in five years and included record marks for WNBA digital, social media and retail.  In addition, the league experienced double-digit growth in television viewership on ESPN Networks and welcomed several new league partners in 2016 including Verizon as the WNBA’s marquee partner.

Highlights from the season include:

The WNBA’s new postseason format will debut Wednesday, Sept. 21, when ESPNews airs the two first-round, single-elimination games.  Catchings and the Fever host Diana Taurasi and the Mercury in the opener (6 p.m. ET), followed by Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm visiting Angel McCoughtry and the Atlanta Dream (8 p.m. ET).