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FOX’s Coverage of West Ham-Man Utd FA Cup Match Nets 887k Viewers

fa cup trophy 600x337 FOXs Coverage of West Ham Man Utd FA Cup Match Nets 887k Viewers

FOX’s live coverage of the FA Cup third round match between West Ham United and Manchester United on Saturday, January 5 2013 posted a 0.6/1 household rating/share with a viewing audience of 887,000.

The match was televised live on the free-to-air FOX network across the United States. Out of all of the metered markets that showed the thrilling 2-2 draw nationwide, Greenville (South Carolina) had the best local rating with a 1.3/3 followed by Kansas City and Columbus with a 1.2/3 each.

The broadcast of West Ham-Manchester United was the first time an English FA Cup game had ever been shown live on US free-to-air television. The next scheduled FA Cup to be shown on the free-to-air FOX network is the May 11 FA Cup Final. Meanwhile, matches from the three round replays through to the semi-final will be shown on FOX Soccer.

In comparison, the 2012 MLS Cup — the preeminent game in US club soccer — was watched by 797,000 viewers on ESPN in October, 2012.


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