by the numbers: 2024 Women's Tournament

What. A. Month. This year’s tournament was more prominent than ever, and the players balled out in every single game, proving just how much star power there is in women’s basketball. With each electrifying matchup, this year's tournament etched itself into history as the most-watched ever. 

We compiled every stat you need to know coming out of the tournament — from viewership records to player highlights and more.


24M - Viewership of the National Championship game peaked at 24M. That's an 89% increase over 2023 and a 285% increase from 2022.

13.8M - The Final Four averaged 13.8M viewers, an improvement of 114% from 2022 and now the most-watched Final Four on record

Click here for a complete list of the Top 10 most-watched games of the tournament.

2.9M - 2.9M people tuned in to the one-hour pregame show leading up to the national title game. Just three years ago, only one women's college basketball game had reached that many viewers.ㅤ

6.3M - SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt had its largest audience ever immediately following the Iowa vs. UConn Final Four match-up, with 6.3M viewers. 

1.9M - ESPN’s Selection Sunday show for the women’s tournament garnered its highest viewership since 2004, with an average of 1.9M viewers (up 52% over last year).


436,055 - This year’s tournament set an all-time attendance record for the entire tournament, as 436,055 fans attended games.

18,300 - Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse was rockin’ with a sold-out crowd of 18,300 fans, setting a new attendance record for the championship game. 

11,291 - 11,291 fans filled the stadium on Super Saturday to watch Iowa and South Carolina's open practices. We're talking about practice.

292,000+ - Attendance for the first two rounds of the tournament exceeded 292,000 at the 16 sites hosting games, the most attended opening rounds on record. 

109,000 - The Big 10 conference tournament sold out for the first time ever, with 109,000 people in the stands.


1 - Dawn Staley is the first Black head coach, male or female, to win three NCAA national championships.

540 - Caitlin Clark broke the women’s Division 1 single-season scoring record and surpassed Taylor Robertson’s record for career 3-pointers with 540 made triples.

3,403 - Syracuse’s Dyaisha Fair moved into 3rd place on the women’s college basketball all-time scoring list with 3,403 career points scored. 

920 - USC’s JuJu Watkins broke the NCAA’s freshman scoring record after finishing the season with 920 points. Watkins led the Trojans to their first appearance in the round of eight in 30 years. 

40 - Iowa State’s Audi Crooks scored 40 points against Maryland in the first round. It is the most points scored by a player in their first career NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 25 years.


100 - ESPN sold out the entire lineup of sponsorships and ads for the Women’s Basketball Championship. Thirty sponsors and nearly 100 advertisers were involved.

$25M - The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, which hosted championship weekend, estimated that the tournament would have an economic impact of about $25M on the city.