Caitlin Clark's Potential Impact Already on Display in Fever's Broadcast Schedule

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Caitlin Clark is not officially a member of the Indiana Fever yet. But you wouldn't know that looking at the WNBA team's broadcast schedule for the 2024 season.

Clark, who is expected to be selected by the Fever with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft on Monday, was must-see TV during her historic collegiate career at Iowa. She played in multiple games that shattered viewership records for women's basketball, including Iowa's 87–75 loss to South Carolina in the national championship that drew an average of 18.7 million viewers.

Looking to build off that momentum at the next level, the Fever will play 36 of their 40 games this summer on national television. Per reporter Scott Agness, that includes 10 games on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS, and is one more nationally broadcast game than the back-to-back WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces received.

The Fever won the draft lottery in December after finishing the 2023 campaign with a 13–27 record, the second-worst mark in the WNBA.

Indiana hasn't punched a ticket to the playoffs since 2017, a drought that Clark likely will be tasked with ending alongside 2023 No. 1 pick Aliyah Boston.


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