How many viewers does the WNBA get per game?
The three-game series averaged 848,000 viewers. And Game 2 of that series averaged 1.2 million viewers on ABC. For the 2021 season, the WNBA’s combined viewership averaged 306,000 viewers across Disney networks (ABC, ESPN) and CBS Television Network.
Has a WNBA game ever sold out?
The Sky’s run to the finals has captured the hearts of Chicago sports fans. CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 in front of a sold-out crowd at Wintrust Arena Friday night, taking a 2-1 series lead in the WNBA Finals. It was the largest margin of victory ever in a WNBA Finals game.
How much profit does the WNBA make?
In terms of raw numbers, the WNBA generates roughly $60 million in revenue every season. That may sound like a lot, but when matched up against the $70 million the league costs to run, it actually loses roughly $10 million with each passing year.
What is the average WNBA salary?
The average salary this season for a WNBA player is $120,648. In 2019, it was $74,349. The top cumulative contracts are four-year deals worth $899,480. Bonner, Delle Donne and Diggins-Smith all have such deals.
Is the WNBA losing money?
NBA commissioner Adam Silver reports that the WNBA has lost an average of $10 million every year it has existed, which the NBA subsidizes out of the goodness of its politically correct heart.
What percentage of WNBA revenue goes to players?
In the NBA in the 2019/20 season, players were paid more than 50 percent of the league revenue. In comparison, players in the WNBA took home around 25 percent of the revenue generated in the league.
How much does a WNBA franchise cost?
Since those are the limits, a moderate estimate for the average franchise value would be around $25 million. This gives us a sense of the value of an average team, but not every team is created equal.