WNBA's Opening Month Draws Largest Crowds in 26 Years as Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese Make Their Pro Debuts

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The WNBA had its highest-attended opening month in 26 years, fueled by powerhouse rookies like Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese. The league also said it had its most-watched start of the season games ever across several channels. Caitlin Clark's professional debut in May drew the largest WNBA audience in two decades. Viewership grew 60% year-over-year among people of color, with huge jumps in Hispanic and Black audiences. The WNBA said it has had about 400,000 fans who have attended games, the most first-month attendance in over two decades. Tick Pick reported a 435% increase year over year in total tickets sold for WNBA games in May, with average ticket prices increasing by 60%.

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