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Ratings increase for WNBA playoffs



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NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA postseason drew its biggest television audience in seven years with a double-digit increase in ratings over last season.

The Phoenix Mercury's three-game sweep of the Chicago Sky, which was seen on ESPN and ABC, saw an increase of 150 percent in the ratings from the previous season.

The decisive game between the Mercury and Lynx in the Western Conference finals drew 828,000 viewers, the most since Detroit faced Indiana in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals in 2007.

The six conference semifinals games posted a 100 percent ratings increase over last season.

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