Tuesday’s broadcast of the Panama-USA game netted 1.41 million viewers across Telemundo and Universo combined, which ranked as the most watched show in Spanish-language television in its time period among Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver and Boston.
The game averaged 257,000 on Universo (formerly known as NBC Universo) as well as 1,153,000 on Telemundo for the combined 1.41 million figure.
The 1-1 draw also generated over 14,500 livestreams on the TelemundoDeportes.com website becoming the most livestreamed non-Mexico Qualifier for the World Cup, surpassing Trinidad y Tobago vs. USA match from November 17, 2015 (13,500 livestreams).
While Telemundo and Universo served up the Spanish-language broadcasts of the Panama-USA game, beIN SPORTS delivered a viewing audience of 281,000 for the English-language broadcast of the game. That’s a decent viewing number considering that beIN SPORTS is in almost 23 million homes in the United States.
Meanwhile, Telemundo’s broadcast of the Trinidad & Tobago game against Mexico delivered 1.75 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Locally, Mexico’s 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago ranked as the most watched show in the time period in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Phoenix, among adults 18 to 49, regardless of language.