As the Women’s National Basketball League pretends that it has suddenly become a popular sport for the first time in history, it is also ignoring the fact that all its highest-viewed games featured Caitlin Clark.

So, it appears that it isn’t really the WNBA that has gained popularity. It’s Caitlin Clark all these new viewers want to see.

Per the league:

The WNBA’s unprecedented growth continues as the league, which just tipped off its 28th season on May 14th, finished May with its highest attended opening month in 26 years and its most-watched start of season across each network ever: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, CBS, ION and NBA TV.

The WNBA also saw complementary viewership marks amongst diversified audiences. Notably, viewership grew 60% year-over-year among people of color, with the most-represented demographics in that category – Hispanic and Black fans – notching a 96% and 67% year-over-year growth in viewership, respectively. Additionally, Tip-Off Week presented by CarMax saw a 124% increase in Under 35 viewership and a 139% growth in young girls tuning in.

But who played in the top ten of the top ten most-viewed games?

Yeah… Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever:

And check this out from last weekend:


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