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460,000 Fans Watch Manchester United-Chelsea FA Cup Match on FOX Soccer in US

fa cup trophy 600x337 460,000 Fans Watch Manchester United Chelsea FA Cup Match on FOX Soccer in US

FOX Soccer recorded its most-watched FA Cup match ever when 460,000 viewers watched the FA Cup sixth round match between Manchester United and Chelsea on Sunday, March 10.

The 2-2 result, which was commentated by Gus Johnson and Ian Wright, comes hot on the heels of the 520,000 who watched Manchester United against Real Madridon FOX Soccer. That UEFA Champions League match was played on March 5, 2013.

EPL Talk can also reveal the TV viewing audience for the February 24 match between Manchester City and Chelsea that was shown on FOX Soccer. That game had an average viewing audience of 248,000.

How do these numbers compare to the MLS? On the opening weekend of the new season, 221,000 watched Portland against New York on ESPN2, while 107,000 viewed DC United against Houston on NBC Sports Network.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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