2016 Champions League final nets 3 million viewers


The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid was watched by 3 million viewers across FOX and ESPN Deportes.

The UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday, May 28, in which Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid 5-3 in a dramatic match that went to penalties, was shown live on the over-the-air FOX broadcasting network as well as ESPN Deportes. The viewing number for the Madrid derby was down 19% from the Barcelona-Juventus 2014/15 final (3.7 million) and down 3% from the 2013/14 final featuring Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid (3.1 million).

For ESPN Deportes, the UEFA Champions League Final was the network’s most-watched event ever across TV and streaming. The match surpassed the UEFA Euro 2012 final (Spain vs. Italy) that reached 1.1 million viewers. Meanwhile, the ESPN Deportes channel on WatchESPN scored its highest event ever to date with the Madrid Derby. The match delivered 7.6 million total minutes viewed with 138,000 live unique viewers.

Here are the highlights of the TV ratings from May 27 to June 2, 2016:

Pos.TeamsNo. of viewersTV NetworkGame time (ET)Date
1Monterrey vs. Pachuca2,600,000Univision Deportes9:30-11:30pmSun., May 29
2Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid1,700,000FOX2:30-5pmSat., May 28
3Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid1,300,000ESPN Deportes2:30-5pmSat., May 28
4Mexico vs. Chile1,109,000Univision Deportes10pm-MidnightWed., June 1
5USA vs. Boliviai454,000FOX Sports 18-10pmSat., May 28
6Mexico vs. Paraguay371,000Univision Deportes5:30-7:30pmSat., May 28
7NYCFC vs. Orlando316,000ESPN4:30-6:30pmSun., May 29
8Mexico vs. Paraguay302,000FOX Sports 15:30-7:30pmSat., May 28
9USWNT vs. Japan299,000FOX Sports 19-11pmThurs., June 2
10Switzerland vs. Belgium221,000ESPN210am-NoonSat., May 28
11USA vs. Boliviai213,000Univision Deportes8-10pmSat., May 28
12Belgium vs. Finland185,000ESPN22:30-4:30pmWed., June 1
13England vs. Australia143,000FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes2:45-4:45pmFri., May 27
14USWNT vs. Japan108,000Univision Deportes9-11pmThurs., June 2
15Argentina vs. Honduras102,000Univision Deportes7-9pmFri., May 27
16Sporting KC vs. DC United91,000Univision Deportes9:30pm-12:30amFri., May 27
17Brazil vs. Panama88,000beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS Español9:30-11:30pmSat., May 28
18Hull vs. Sheff Wed78,000beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS Español12-2pmSat., May 28
19Poland vs. Holland39,000beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS Español2:45-4:45pmWed., June 1
20Ireland vs. Holland27,000beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS Español3:30-5:30pmFri., May 27
21Japan vs. England12,000beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS Español11:30am-1:30pmFri., May 27
22Portugal vs. Paraguay12,000beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS Español1:30-3:30pmFri., May 27
23NY Cosmos vs. Eibar4,000beIN SPORTS6:30-8:30pmFri., May 27

Note that viewing figures for soccer games shown on the over-the-air Univision network or Telemundo have not been made available.

SEE MORE: Browse through all of the TV ratings data from now through 2006

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