Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 24-July 7, 2019

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup reached its conclusion on Sunday, breaking many records in the process particularly on the Spanish-language side. Sunday morning’s final delivered a total audience of 1.6 million viewers on Telemundo’s broadcast, making it the most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup match in the history of Spanish-language television. The tournament, as a whole, also set a record for the most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup ever on Spanish-language television, with Telemundo averaging 301,000 viewers per match across all of their platforms, a 27% increase from the 2015 World Cup in Canada.

Over on FOX, the final saw a pretty substantial drop from 25.4 million viewers in 2015 to 13.99 million viewers this year, this is likely due in large part to the time zone shift with the 2015 final having kicked off in prime time in the United States. FOX’s broadcast saw 289,000 people watch via streaming, about 2% of their total audience.

Sunday was also a big day for MLS with a match between Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls kicking off about an hour after the conclusion of the Women’s World Cup final. That match saw the largest audience for a MLS match in 15 years, averaging 1.6 million viewers. It was the 21st match to be broadcast on FOX since the network began airing matches in 2016. Since then, matches on FOX have averaged 840,571 viewers.

The 2019 Copa América final between Brazil and Peru ranks as the most-watched Copa América final in the United States since 2007 with a Total Audience Delivery of 3.1 million viewers. Overall, Telemundo averaged 1.05 million viewers over 26 broadcasts for the tournament.

The 2019 Gold Cup Final between the United States and Mexico saw a 116% increase in viewership over the 2017 edition with FS1 and Univision combining for a total viewership of 8.78 million. Univision’s networks averaged 1.228 million viewers from 31 broadcasts throughout the tournament, with matches involving the Mexican national team averaging 3.282 million.

Rank Date Competition Teams Network Total
1 7/7 Women’s World Cup USWNT / Netherlands FOX: 13990000 / Telemundo: 1300000 15,290,000
2 7/2 Women’s World Cup England / USWNT FOX: 8400000 / Telemundo: 911000 9,311,000
3 7/7 Gold Cup USMNT / Mexico FS1: 2880000 / Univision: 5900000 8,780,000
4 6/28 Women’s World Cup France / USWNT FOX: 6124000 / Unvso: 153000 6,277,000
5 7/2 Gold Cup Haiti / Mexico FS1: 558000 / Univision: 3600000 4,158,000
6 6/24 Women’s World Cup Spain / USWNT FS1: 3145000 / Telemundo: 654000 3,799,000
7 6/29 Gold Cup Mexico / Costa Rica FS1: 523000 / Univision: 2993000 3,516,000
8 6/30 Gold Cup USMNT / Curaçao FS1: 1547000 / Univision: 1552000 3,099,000
9 7/3 Women’s World Cup Netherlands / Sweden FS1: 2363000 / Telemundo: 718000 3,081,000
10 7/3 Gold Cup Jamaica / USMNT FS1: 1149000 / Univision: 1700000 2,849,000
11 7/7 Copa America Brazil / Peru Telemundo: 2700000 2,700,000
12 7/2 Copa America Brazil / Argentina Telemundo: 2600000 2,600,000
13 6/29 Women’s World Cup Germany / Sweden FS1: 1867000 / Telemundo: 631000 2,498,000
14 7/6 Women’s World Cup Sweden / England FOX: 1988000 / Telemundo: 404000 2,392,000
15 6/26 Gold Cup Panama / USMNT FS1: 893000 / UniMás: 1142000 2,035,000
16 7/3 Copa America Chile / Peru Telemundo: 1800000 1,800,000
17 6/24 Women’s World Cup Sweden / Canada FS1: 1575000 / Unvso: 64000 1,639,000
18 6/27 Women’s World Cup Norway / England FOX: 1497000 / Unvso: 116000 1,613,000
19 7/7 MLS Atlanta United / New York Red Bulls FOX: 1609000 1,609,000
20 6/28 Copa America Colombia / Chile Telemundo: 1600000 1,600,000
21 6/25 Gold Cup Honduras / El Salvador FS1: 218000 / UniMás: 1345000 1,563,000
22 6/30 Gold Cup Jamaica / Panama FS1: 395000 / Univision: 1001000 1,396,000
23 6/29 Women’s World Cup Italy / Netherlands FS1: 1010000 / Telemundo: 276000 1,286,000
24 6/25 Women’s World Cup Netherlands / Japan FS1: 1137000 / Unvso: 102000 1,239,000
25 6/29 Copa America Uruguay / Peru Telemundo: 1200000 1,200,000
26 6/29 Gold Cup Haiti / Canada Univision: 1139000 1,139,000
27 6/25 Gold Cup Jamaica / Curaçao FS1: 254000 / UniMás: 848000 1,102,000
28 6/24 Copa America Chile / Uruguay Telemundo: 1040000 1,040,000
29 6/24 Gold Cup Haiti / Costa Rica FS1: 309000 / UniMás: 705000 1,014,000
30 6/25 Women’s World Cup Italy / China FS1: 824000 / Unvso: 80000 904,000
31 6/27 Copa America Brazil / Paraguay Telemundo: 668000 668,000
32 6/28 Copa America Venezuela / Argentina Telemundo: 597000 597,000
33 6/26 Gold Cup Trinidad and Tobago / Guyana FS1: 182000 / UDN: 147000 329,000
34 7/7 MLS NYCFC / Portland Timbers FS1: 305000 305,000
35 6/30 U21 EURO Spain U21 / Germany U21 ESPN2: 198000 / UDN: 105000 303,000
36 6/24 Gold Cup Bermuda / Nicaragua UniMás: 225000 225,000
37 6/30 MLS Portland Timbers / FC Dallas UniMás: 186000 186,000
38 6/29 MLS Minnesota United / FC Cincinnati ESPN: 172000 172,000
39 7/3 Friendly Chivas / Boca Juniors UDN: 171000 171,000
40 7/3 Friendly Club América / River Plate UDN: 159000 159,000
41 6/24 Copa America Ecuador / Japan Unvso: 122000 122,000
42 7/3 Friendly Club América / Boca Juniors UDN: 120000 120,000
43 6/28 MLS New York Red Bulls / Chicago Fire UniMás: 119000 119,000
44 7/6 Copa America Argentina / Chile Telemundo: 115000 115,000
45 6/28 MLS Colorado Rapids / Los Angeles FC UDN: 75000 75,000
46 6/27 U21 EURO Spain U21 / France U21 UDN: 40000 40,000
47 6/27 U21 EURO Germany U21 / Romania U21 UDN: 18000 18,000

SEE MORE: Access our archives of US TV ratings for soccer.

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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