Sports Media Digest- April 4, 2012

ESPN Sees Modest Ratings Gains for Women’s Championship-  ESPN today reported that its ratings for the NCAA Women’s Division I Championship Game between Baylor and Notre Dame came in at 2.6, 13% over the 2011 Championship game between Texas A&M and Notre Dame.  For the Final Four, ESPN averaged a rating of 2.2, up 5% over last year.

ESPN Set for Frozen Four-  With college basketball in the rearview mirror, ESPN is getting set for its coverage of college hockey’s Frozen Four. The national semifinals take place tomorrow night with game one on ESPNU between Union and Ferris State at 4:30p.m. ET.  Game two  on ESPN2 at 8:00p.m. will pit Boston Collage and Minnesota.  Gary Thorne and and Barry Melrose will call the action.  The championship game will be Saturday night at 7:00p.m. on ESPN2.

ESPN to Telecast Family Circle Cup-  The women’s tennis tour heads to Charleston, SC for the WTA Family Circle Cup.  Both Serena and Venus Williams are expected to take part.  Action begins tomorrow at 1:00p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN3.  The finals are this Sunday at 1:00p.m. ET.