NCAA Softball Championship Sets Record For Most Viewers

The NCAA
Wednesday says that
Arizona’s win against

Tennessee in the
decisive third game of this year’s Women’s College World Series was the
most-watched telecast of the event ever on an ESPN network.

An
estimated 1, 676,000 households tuned in to watch
Arizona
win its eighth national title by beating

Tennessee
5-0 on June sixth. The 1.8 rating for the ESPN2 telecast tied with game three
of the 2005 championship series between UCLA and

Michigan that had been the highest-rated
game.

About 1,
644,000 households tuned in for that game, which was won by

Michigan.

The series also set an attendance record for the
fourth straight year, drawing more than 62-thousand fans. That broke last
year’s mark by more than 16,000 fans.