ESPN’s Presentation of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Reaches 8.6 Million Viewers
March 22, 2017


ESPN’s three-day, six-session presentation of the NCAA Wrestling Championships (March 16-18) reached 8.6 million people on television, a healthy 6% increase over last year’s similar presentation.

Championship Finals Draw More Than 750,000 Viewers

The NCAA Wrestling Championships Finals (March 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN) delivered an average total live audience (TV + streaming) of 753,000 viewers, up 12% from last year’s Championship Finals (March 19, 2016). The 2017 Championship Finals audience is the largest for the sport’s final night in the last four years and is the fourth most-watched on record.