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Buzzer-Beater WNBA Finals Game 1 Delivers Best Overnight Ever
By Sentinel News Service
Published September 28, 2017

Sparks guard Alana Beard (0) defends Lynx guard Renee Montgomery (21) in game one of the 2017 WNBA Finals (Brian Few Jr./T.G.Sportstv1)

Game 1 of the 2017 WNBA Finals, which aired Sunday, Sept. 24, on ABC delivered a 0.6 overnight rating, the best overnight ever for a Game 1 on the ESPN networks.The matchup between the Minnesota Lynx and the Los Angeles Sparks resulted in a +20% increase from last year’s Game 1.

The top five markets were: Nashville (4.6); Minneapolis (1.9); Birmingham (1.2); Hartford-New Haven (1.3); and Knoxville (1.1). Los Angeles delivered a 0.7 metered market rating.

This year’s Finals feature the top two teams in the league, and Game 1 ended with a buzzer-beater that led to an 85-84 Los Angeles win and a 1-0 lead in the series for the Sparks. The Finals continue Friday, Sept. 29, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and streaming live on the ESPN app.

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