April 22, 2024 1:13 am
Iowa-LSU Elite Eight Match-Up Sets New ESPN Ratings Record During March Madness

The Women’s NCAA tournament has reached its climax, with South Carolina, Iowa, UConn, and NC State headlining the star-studded event. As the tournament progressed, several record-breaking moments have been witnessed.

During the Elite Eight matchup between Iowa and LSU, a record-breaking 12.3 million viewers tuned in to watch the game. This was the most-viewed women’s college basketball game ever and the highest-rated college basketball game on ESPN platforms. Iowa emerged victorious with a score of 94-87, denying LSU a chance to defend their national championship title.

The Elite Eight games were a huge success in terms of viewership, with Iowa-LSU leading the pack with its record-breaking numbers. USC-UConn, Oregon State-South Carolina, and NC State-Texas also drew millions of viewers, solidifying this year’s Elite Eight as the most-watched on record.

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark had an impressive performance in the Elite Eight, scoring 41 points, 12 assists, and seven rebounds. She was named the Albany 2 Regional Most Outstanding Player, breaking records for career 3-pointers and NCAA Tournament assists. The Hawkeyes are set to face off against UConn in the Final Four, with Iowa looking for a chance to avenge their previous Sweet 16 loss to the Huskies in 2021.

With such high stakes and talented teams in the mix

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