Most-Watched U.S. English-language TV Match Since 2015 Final Tops 2018 Men’s Final by 22%, Lifts Full Sunday of Soccer
Most-Streamed FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Final Ever
LOS ANGELES – Sunday’s exciting USA 2-0 win over Netherlands in the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ final delivered 14,271,000 viewers, peaking at nearly 20 million, across FOX and streaming services, making it the most-watched soccer match on English-language television in the U.S. since the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ final.
Scoring nearly 14 million viewers on FOX alone, the match peaked at 19,595,000 and out-performed the men’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ final by +22% (11,441,000). Sunday’s final also was +4% higher than the 2011 final, the last time the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ was played in a comparable European time zone.
Overall, household ratings for the complete FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ posted a +2% increase over full tournament ratings for 2015 and are up +11% over the full 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup™. During the tournament, the U.S. victory over France was the most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup™ quarterfinal ever, and USA’s win over Chile was the most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup™ group stage match ever.
Across streaming platforms, Sunday’s match delivered an average minute audience of 289,000 viewers, making it the most-streamed FIFA Women’s World Cup™ final in history, up +402% over the same match in 2015.
It was also a record day for FOX Sports social media, which measured 17.8 million views across platforms for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ final, out-pacing the 2018 men’s final by 18% with both Twitter and YouTube setting new daily records for the tournament.
Through the complete tournament, FOX Sports garnered nearly one billion minutes of FIFA Women’s World Cup™ digital content consumed across FOX platforms.
The USA’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™ final victory drove FOX Sports to a full day of impressive soccer viewership, as the Concacaf Gold Cup final between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Mexico that evening measured as the most-watched non-World Cup soccer telecast on FS1 ever. More than 3 million viewers watched on FS1 and streaming sources – while 2.88 million tuned in on FS1 alone, up +62% over 2017’s final match and +252% over the 2015 final. The afternoon’s MLS match between Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls also measured as FOX’s most-watched MLS telecast ever and the most-watched MLS telecast on English-language TV since 2004 with 1.6 million viewers.
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