SBJ/September 1 - 7, 2003/Media

WNBA regular-season recap

The following ratings represent the averages of the WNBA’s six national regular-season broadcasts on ABC as well as ratings in those markets for the 2003 All-Star Game on July 12.

Markets are separated here for presentation by those with and those without WNBA teams. The overall ranking indicates where each market would rank among Nielsen Media Research’s 55 measured U.S. markets.

Team markets
Rank (overall) Market Regular-season
rating
All-Star Game
rating
1 (1) Houston 2.1 1.9
2 (10t) Hartford 1.3 2.7
3t (13t) Detroit 1.2* 1.5
3t (13t) Charlotte 1.2 1.3
3t (13t) San Antonio 1.2 1.6
6t (17t) New York 1.0* 1.4
6t (17t) Los Angeles 1 2.1
8t (23t) Cleveland 0.9* 0.7
8t (23t) Sacramento 0.9 1.3
8t (23t) Indianapolis 0.9 1.6
11 (28t) Washington, D.C. 0.8 1.6
12 (45t) Minneapolis 0.5 0.5
13t (50t) Seattle 0.4 0.5
13t (50t) Phoenix 0.4** 0.6
 
Non-team markets
Rank (overall) Market Regular-season
rating
All-Star Game
rating
1 (2) Louisville, Ky. 2 1.5
2t (3t) Memphis 1.6^ 1.9
2t (3t) Norfolk, Va. 1.6 1.8
4t (5t) Atlanta 1.5 2.3
4t (5t) New Orleans 1.5 1.3
4t (5t) Richmond, Va. 1.5 2
7t (8t) Nashville 1.4 2
7t (8t) Raleigh-Durham 1.4 1.5
9t (10t) Cincinnati 1.3 1.6
9t (10t) Knoxville, Tenn. 1.3 0.9
 
* Does not include Aug. 16 game (Los Angeles vs. Houston), the local airing of which was affected by the East Coast blackout.
** Does not include Aug. 9 game (Connecticut vs. Charlotte), which did not air locally.
^ Does not include July 26 game (New York vs. Houston), which did not air locally.
Source: Nielsen Media Research

 

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