2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Finals Sees Significant Growth in Viewership and Digital Consumption.

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ESPN’s Television Audience Grows 10%, WatchESPN Up 150%

The 2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Finals on Saturday, March 21, averaged 694,000 viewers on ESPN with an additional 1.6 million minutes consumed on WatchESPN, a 10% increase in television viewers (630,000) and 148% increase in WatchESPN consumption (644,000) over the 2014 Championship Finals — also shown on ESPN in prime time. Additionally, WatchESPN more than doubled its total unique viewers during this year’s Championship Finals when compared to last year.

Oklahoma City was the highest-rated market for Saturday night’s wrestling finale, followed by Tulsa, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Columbus, Detroit, Kansas City, Cleveland, Baltimore, Norfolk, and St. Louis.

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