BREAKING: Womens College Basketball EMBARRASSES the NHL

Published April 4, 2023 at 2:57 PM

The National Hockey League is dedicated to constantly improving and elevating the quality of our beloved sport. Every decision made by the NHL is made with the intention of enhancing the league and providing an exceptional viewing experience for fans. The league's commitment to excellence is evident in the continual increase in revenue year after year.

However, despite the NHL's impressive financial growth, it has fallen behind other major sports leagues in terms of revenue. This news was reported earlier this season and highlights the need for the NHL to continue to innovate and adapt in order to stay competitive and maintain its position as one of the top sports leagues in the world.

One example of a sport that has captured the attention of many during its season is basketball, particularly during the highly anticipated March Madness tournament. Whether or not someone is a fan of basketball, the event generates significant buzz and attracts a great deal of interest.

In fact, recent numbers from a women's basketball game between LSU and Iowa demonstrate the significant gap in viewership between the NHL and other popular sports. The game achieved record-breaking numbers that far surpassed the NHL's numbers.

𝟗.𝟗 𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐕𝐈𝐄𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐒 🤯 Record-breaking #NationalChampionship thriller between @LSUwbkb & @IowaWBB makes TV history:
🏆 Most-viewed #NCAAWBB game on record
🏆 Up 103% YOY
🏆 Peaked at 12.6M
🏆 Most-viewed college event ever on @ESPNPlus

You'd think that our beautiful sport would be generating around the same number of views, especially when it comes to the Stanley Cup finals, but as Frank Seravalli points out, they dont:

For context, this is 1.18 million more viewers than the highest rated Stanley Cup Final game in the U.S. since at least 1995.

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