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NCAA Women's Championship Game Set Historic Mark

South Carolina celebrates a national championship victory over UConn.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 03: (C) Head coach Dawn Staley of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts during the national championship trophy presentation after defeating the UConn Huskies 64-49 during the 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament National Championship game at Target Center on April 03, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The 2022 Women's NCAA National Championship game between No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 UConn set an ESPN viewership record with 4.85 million viewers.

This figure marks the most-watched college basketball game on ESPN since 2008.

For reference, Coach K's final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, which was heavily advertised and broadcast on ESPN, brought in 3.98 million viewers back in March.

While this South Carolina-UConn final brought in record numbers for ESPN, other broadcast networks have garnered much larger viewership figures. North Carolina's men's Final Four victory over Duke averaged 16.3 million viewers and the Kansas-UNC National Championship game brought in an average of 18.1 million, Turner Sports announced earlier this week.

With millions watching, South Carolina took down the Huskies with a 64-49 final score.