Most-Watched English-Language TV Match in the U.S. Since Last Year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final
FOX Sports Twitter Show, FIFA Women’s World Cup™ NOW, Hits New High
LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports delivered 5,408,000 viewers across its television and streaming sources Sunday, as the U.S. defeated Chile 3-0 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ Group Stage, advancing to the knockout stage.
On FOX, the broadcast averaged 5,324,000 viewers, making it the most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Group Stage match ever in the U.S., and most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the country since last year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ final, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Ratings highlights from the match include:
- Up +19% from the second U.S. Group Stage match in 2015 (4,492,000 vs. Sweden)
- Up +185% from the second U.S. Group Stage match in 2011* (1,871,000 vs. Colombia)
- Up +24% versus the 2015 average of U.S. Group Stage matches
- Up +277% over the 2011 average of U.S. Group Stage matches
- Broadcast peaked between at 6,925,000 viewers (1:30 to 1:45 PM ET)
*The last time the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ was played in a European time zone
The U.S. victory is the second-most streamed FIFA Women’s World Cup™ match ever, with an average-minute audience of more than 84,000. FOX Sports social platforms delivered their second-best day of the tournament with 7.2 million views, up +1,812% over the daily Group Stage average in 2015.
FOX Sports’ Twitter show, FIFA Women’s World Cup™ NOW, scored its best day ever, including all editions of last summer’s program during the men’s tournament, surpassing 500,000 views (521,000) for the first time ever. The 90-in-90 franchise had its best day of the tournament, with 1.1 million views across FOX Sports platforms, up +3% vs. the previous high.
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