This chart is disappointing, to say the least. The US Women's National Team is a global powerhouse, there's more ways to watch than ever before, and sports like NCAA softball continue to break TV viewership records.
TV coverage of women's sports shouldn't remain stagnant.
"If one was to judge Fox’s Women’s World Cup coverage based on the viewership numbers through the group stage of the tournament, the event has been an unqualified success. Last Friday’s U.S.-Sweden match drew 4.5 million viewers, the most-watched Women’s World Cup group stage game ever and the most-watched soccer match in Fox history (topping the 2011 Champions League Final between Barcelona and Manchester United that drew 2.6 million viewers)."