Streak Ending UConn-Stanford Nets Highest-Rated Regular-Season Women’s Basketball Rating Ever
UConn-Stanford Posts ESPN’s Highest Regular-Season Women’s Basketball Rating Ever
Encore Presentation of Streak-ending Game Today on ESPN Classic
ESPN2’s telecast of Stanford’s win over Connecticut was the highest-rated, women’s basketball rating ever for a regular-season game on the ESPN networks. The game, in which Stanford snapped Connecticut’s record 90-game winning streak, posted a 1.5 metered market overnight rating, according to Nielsen. This surpasses the previous high of Connecticut/Duke from Feb. 1, 2003 (1.4). The last 15 minutes of the telecast earned a 3.1 rating.
ESPN Classic will present the game as an “Instant Classic” today (Friday, Dec. 31) at 2 p.m. ET.