With the WNBA coming out of one of its most exciting seasons, the number of viewers and attendance dropped. Compared to the first two seasons which are more of a fluke simply because of the league being new therefore more attendance and viewers, since then it has generally decreased. The bright spot to be mentioned on the other hand is the increase in very good female players that deserve to be watched. Back in the first couple of years, players that were considerably better than others were very scarce. Now after the 2010 season, almost every team has one or two star players.
The Seattle Storm has arguable the best duo in the league in WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson and their Jason Kidd like point guard Sue Bird, the Phoenix Mercury include Connecticut Huskies great Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree, and the up and coming Atlanta Dream made their WNBA Final run with the tandem of Angel McCoughtry and Iziane Castro-Marques.
Their are plenty more player in the league to mention, such as defensive player of the year Tamika Catchings, rookie of the year Tina Charles, flat out scorer Cappie Pondexter, and also Tennessee Vol headliner Candace Parker although she was injured for the season. The list is endless in this league just like any other professional sports league. Even the professional athletes of fellow leagues realize this thus their attendance, but other fans won't attend.
The league is suffering from under promotion among some others, but it starts with the fans, do not be ashamed because other people say such ridiculous statements such as, "Nobody watches the WNBA," or "That is for women to watch." Surely there are fans of the WNBA who don't want to show there support because of some kind of macho appearance he or she wants to uphold, besides its still a sport.
There are a few bright spots as far as attendance is concerned especially in the playoffs; attendance remained over 10,000 viewers which was not the case for the past two years. Fans seem to be coming out and showing their support for their respected teams in September. The 2010-2011 season might be looking up because after the exciting playoffs this season, fans got to see many of the aforementioned players show their skills. Maybe the next season will be one for the attendance and viewer record books.