FOX and Univision’s Copa America games averaged over 4 million viewers per game

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Across the 32 games played during Copa America Centenario, FOX Sports and Univision collectively averaged over 4 million viewers per game.

The combined viewing average was 4,041,969 viewers. Univision’s average was 3,099,625 per game, while FOX Sports averaged 1,009,839 per game.

From a TV ratings perspective, Copa America Centenario was a huge hit for Univision, delivering viewing numbers that were greater than World Cup 2014. For FOX Sports, it was a ratings boost to FOX Sports 1, which has been trying to find its feet after its launch in August, 2013.

FOX’s Copa America Centenario final between Argentina and Chile averaged 2.979 million viewers, which was the most-watched men’s soccer game ever not involving the USA team on FOX Sports 1.

While the 2.979 million number is impressive, it pales in comparison to the most-watched soccer game on FS1 which was the 4.7 million who watched the US Women’s National Team against Colombia last summer.

Despite the ratings boost, FOX Sports’ TV coverage of the 100th anniversary of the tournament was panned by most critics.

FOX Sports 1’s most-watched men’s soccer game was the USA-Argentina match from Tuesday, June 21 that drew 3.29 million viewers on FOX Sports 1. That match beat the previous record held by the USA-Ecuador match on June 16, which averaged 2.132 million viewers.

Teams Channel Viewing avg.   Channel Viewing avg. Total
Game 1 USA vs. Colombia FS1 1,536,000   Univision, Univision Deportes & UniMas 3,900,000 5,436,000
Game 2 Costa Rica vs. Paraguay FOX 731,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 1,700,000 2,431,000
Game 3 Haiti vs. Peru FS2 138,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 2,000,000 2,138,000
Game 4 Brazil vs. Ecuador FS1 598,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 2,600,000 3,198,000
Game 5 Jamaica vs. Venezuela FOX 710,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 1,900,000 2,610,000
Game 6 Mexico vs. Uruguay FS1 619,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 5,100,000 5,719,000
Game 7 Panama vs. Bolivia FS1 365,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 1,200,000 1,565,000
Game 8 Argentina vs. Chile FS1 862,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 2,900,000 3,762,000
Game 9 USA vs. Costa Rica FS1 1,600,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 2,500,000 4,100,000
Game 10 Colombia vs. Paraguay FS1 739,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 2,800,000 3,539,000
Game 11 Brazil vs. Haiti FS1 624,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 1,900,000 2,524,000
Game 12 Ecuador vs. Peru FS2 148,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 2,400,000 2,548,000
Game 13 Uruguay vs. Venezuela FS1 589,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 2,100,000 2,689,000
Game 14 Mexico vs. Jamaica FS1 779,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 5,400,000 6,179,000
Game 15 Chile vs. Bolivia FOX Not disclosed   UniMas & Univision Deportes 1,400,000 1,400,000
Game 16 Argentina vs. Panama FOX 1,150,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 2,200,000 2,200,000
Game 17 USA vs. Paraguay FS1 2,061,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 2,400,000 4,461,000
Game 18 Colombia vs. Costa Rica FS2 407,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 3,100,000 3,507,000
Game 19 Ecuador vs. Haiti FS2 267,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 2,200,000 2,467,000
Game 20 Brazil vs. Peru FS1 879,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 3,500,000 4,379,000
Game 21 Mexico vs. Venezuela FS1 763,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 4,988,000 5,751,000
Game 22 Uruguay vs. Jamaica FS1 392,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 2,000,000 2,392,000
Game 23 Chile vs. Panama FS1 665,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 1,900,000 2,565,000
Game 24 Argentina vs. Bolivia FS1 770,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 2,800,000 3,570,000
Game 25 USA vs. Ecuador FS1 2,132,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 3,500,000 5,632,000
Game 26 Colombia vs. Peru FS1 734,000   UniMas & Univision Deportes 3,500,000 4,234,000
Game 27 Argentina vs. Venezuela FX 1,035,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 3,300,000 4,335,000
Game 28 Mexico vs. Chile FX 1,102,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 5,600,000 6,702,000
Game 29 USA vs. Argentina FS1 3,290,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 4,800,000 8,090,000
Game 30 Colombia vs. Chile FS1 971,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 4,000,000 4,971,000
Game 31 USA vs. Colombia FX 1,670,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 2,800,000 4,470,000
Game 32 Argentina vs. Chile FS1 2,979,000   Univision & Univision Deportes 6,800,000 9,779,000
Average             4,041,969

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