LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports’ presentation of the 2018 MLS Cup, Atlanta United’s win over the Portland Timbers in front of an MLS record crowd of 73,019, drew 1,563,000 viewers on the FOX broadcast network. The match is the most-watched MLS Cup since 1997 according to Nielsen Media Research.
The 2018 MLS Cup posted a viewership increase of +91% over last year’s match (819,000) and peaked at 2,065,000 viewers, from 10:00 to 10:15 PM ET.
On FOX Sports streaming sources, the match pulled in an average minute audience of 23,212, ranking as FOX Sports’ most streamed MLS event ever.
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