beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español enjoyed a ratings surge in November, 2016, which was helped by impressive viewing numbers for World Cup qualifiers. The beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español TV viewing numbers for November increased 27% and 14% respectively in November, both posting their best month since April, 2016.
Among the highlights of World Cup qualifier viewing numbers on beIN SPORTS were the 639,000 people who watched Argentina vs. Colombia on beIN SPORTS en Español, making it the most watched World Cup Qualifier match on the network to date. Meanwhile, beIN SPORTS’s broadcast of the Costa Rica vs. United States World Cup Qualifier match attracted 243,000 total viewers. Last but not least, for beIN SPORTS, Round 5 of World Cup Qualifiers increased the Total Day viewership average by more than 100 percent in total viewers and in Adults 18-49 years old.
In addition to the ratings boost, beIN SPORTS en Español had the number one program of the day on December 3 across Spanish-language cable networks thanks to el Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, live from Camp Nou in Barcelona (for the 10:15am-12:15pm ET kickoff). The game reached 927,000 total viewers on beIN SPORTS en Español and 527,000 total viewers on beIN SPORTS. El Clásico out-delivered the December 3 Liga MX match on Univision Deportes, which delivered 769,000 total viewers while airing in primetime.
While beIN SPORTS scored positive TV viewing numbers for el Clasico, legal soccer streaming service fuboTV recorded record numbers as 62,000 watched the game online.