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Record viewership for 2021 NWSL finale

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Nov 23 (Reuters) – Viewership for Saturday’s National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) championship match elevated 216% over the 2019 finale, the league reported on Tuesday.

The Washington Spirit’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars in Louisville, Kentucky, averaged 525,000 viewers on CBS, the NWSL mentioned, after nearly all of the common season was broadcast on the Paramount+ streaming service. learn extra

It was the league’s most-watched championship match, marking a major improve in viewers over 2019’s recreation, which was broadcast on ESPN.

The championship returned this season after the COVID-19 pandemic compelled the NWSL to droop its typical schedule in 2020 in favor of a one-off “Challenge Cup” match.

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Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York
Editing by Toby Davis

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