Univision leading the way in Copa America TV ratings with FOX Sports trailing behind


After the first week of Copa America Centenario matches, the TV ratings show a clear winner in the United States with Univision averaging 2.8 million viewers per game compared to FOX Sports, which is averaging 831,100 viewers per game on FOX Sports 1 (and an average of 716,417 when combined with FOX Sports 2 ratings).

It’s no surprise that Univision is leading the pack given that the tournament features mostly Latin teams that are more appealing to a Spanish-language audience. Plus, Univision has the advantage of featuring more games on its over-the-air network while FOX Sports has preferred to feature most of the games on FOX Sports 1 (presumably in an attempt to boost the network’s fledgling TV ratings).

Also, not surprisingly, Mexico is leading the way with larger viewing audiences (and attendances) at games played thus far. In fact, more people are watching USA games on Univision than they are on FOX Sports 1, which is quite telling.

For Univision, the Copa America Centenario tournament to-date has reached 30.7 million total viewers, outperforming 2014 World Cup Group Stage among total viewers. Plus, the Mexico-Jamaica telecast out-delivered all four NHL Stanley Cup Finals matches to-date on NBC and NBC Sports Network among all key demos. Additionally, the telecast outperformed all MLB matches across all networks for the 2016 season-to-date.

SEE MORE: Schedule of Copa America games on US TV and live streaming

Here are the most-watched Copa America Centenario games on US television for the first week of the tournament:

Pos.TeamsNo. of viewersTV NetworkGame time (ET)Date
1Mexico vs. Jamaica5,400,000Univision & Univision Deportes10pm-MidnightThurs., June 9
2Mexico vs. Uruguay5,100,000Univision & Univision Deportes8-10pmSun., June 5
3USA vs. Colombia3,900,000Univision, Univision Deportes & UniMas9:30-11:30pmFri., June 3
4Argentina vs. Chile2,900,000UniMas & Univision Deportes10pm-MidnightMon., June 6
5Colombia vs. Paraguay2,800,000UniMas & Univision Deportes10:30pm-12:30amTues., June 7
6USA vs. Costa Rica2,500,000UniMas & Univision Deportes8-10pmTues., June 7
7Ecuador vs. Peru2,400,000UniMas & Univision Deportes10pm-MidnightWed., June 8
8Argentina vs. Panama2,200,000UniMas & Univision Deportes9:30-11:30pmFri., June 10
9Uruguay vs. Venezuela2,100,000UniMas & Univision Deportes7:30-9:30pmThurs., June 9
10Brazil vs. Haiti1,900,000UniMas & Univision Deportes7:30-9:30pmWed., June 8
11Jamaica vs. Venezuela1,900,000Univision & Univision Deportes5-7pmSun., June 5
12USA vs. Costa Rica1,600,000FOX Sports 18-10pmTues., June 7
13USA vs. Colombia1,536,000FOX Sports 19:30-11:30pmFri., June 3
14Chile vs. Bolivia1,400,000UniMas & Univision Deportes7-9pmFri., June 10
15Panama vs. Bolivia1,200,000UniMas & Univision Deportes7-9pmMon., June 6
16Brazil vs. Ecuador883,000Univision Deportes9:30-11:30pmSat., June 4
17Argentina vs. Chile862,000FOX Sports 110pm-MidnightMon., June 6
18Mexico vs. Jamaica779,000FOX Sports 110pm-MidnightThurs., June 9
19Colombia vs. Paraguay739,000FOX Sports 110:30pm-12:30amTues., June 7
20Brazil vs. Haiti624,000FOX Sports 17:30-9:30pmWed., June 8
21Mexico vs. Uruguay619,000FOX Sports 18-10pmSun., June 5
22Haiti vs. Peru613,000Univision Deportes7:30-9:30pmSat., June 4
23Brazil vs. Ecuador598,000FOX Sports 19:30-11:30pmSat., June 4
24Uruguay vs. Venezuela589,000FOX Sports 17:30-9:30pmThurs., June 9
25Costa Rica vs. Paraguay516,000Univision Deportes5-7pmSat., June 4
26Panama vs. Bolivia365,000FOX Sports 17-9pmMon., June 6
27Ecuador vs. Peru148,000FOX Sports 210pm-MidnightWed., June 8
28Haiti vs. Peru138,000FOX Sports 27:30-9:30pmSat., June 4
29Costa Rica vs. ParaguayNot availableFOX5-7pmSat., June 4
30Jamaica vs. VenezuelaNot availableFOX5-7pmSun., June 5
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