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Copa America Centenario Group Stage viewership

Photo credit: USA TODAY Sports Images

Photo credit: USA TODAY Sports Images

The group stage of the Copa America Centenario tournament is complete, and both Univision Deportes and FOX Sports have reported impressive numbers for their telecasts. For FS1 and FS2, they’ve both broken their records for the most-watched men’s soccer games on those networks.

The 2016 Copa America Centenario has produced three of the top four men’s soccer ratings in FS1 history, as viewership for the three US group stage matches grew throughout the tournament. USA’s third match, in which the Americans clinched a spot in the quarterfinals, averaged 2.061 million viewers, setting the record for the most-watched men’s soccer match in FS1 history.

Through all 24 matches of the group stage, Copa America Centenario on Univision Deportes averaged 2.6 million total viewers per match, besting the 2014 World Cup group stage performance by +3% among Adults 18-49. Univision Deportes has reached 39.4 million Total Viewers 2+ through the Copa America Centenario group stage.

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

Throughout the tournament group stage, the Mexican national team matches averaged 4.9 million total viewers on Univision. The Mexican national team matches out-delivered the NHL Stanley Cup Final telecasts on all NBC networks and the Tony Awards on CBS among Adults 18-49.

So far this tournament, FOX Sports is averaging 759,571 viewers per game compared to 2,600,000 viewers on Univision.

Note that there are a few games listed below that have incomplete viewing data. If you have access to those numbers, please let us know in the comments section below so we can update the data.

Here are the viewing figures for every Copa America group stage game on US television:

TeamsChannelViewing avg. ChannelViewing avg.Total
Game 1USA vs. ColombiaFS11,536,000 Univision, Univision Deportes & UniMas3,900,0005,436,000
Game 2Costa Rica vs. ParaguayFOXNot disclosed* Univision Deportes*516,000516000
Game 3Haiti vs. PeruFS2138,000 Univision Deportes*613,000751,000
Game 4Brazil vs. EcuadorFS1598,000 Univision Deportes*883,0001,481,000
Game 5Jamaica vs. VenezuelaFOXNot disclosed* Univision & Univision Deportes1,900,0001900000
Game 6Mexico vs. UruguayFS1619,000 Univision & Univision Deportes5,100,0005,719,000
Game 7Panama vs. BoliviaFS1365,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes1,200,0001,565,000
Game 8Argentina vs. ChileFS1862,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes2,900,0003,762,000
Game 9USA vs. Costa RicaFS11,600,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes2,500,0004,100,000
Game 10Colombia vs. ParaguayFS1739,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes2,800,0003,539,000
Game 11Brazil vs. HaitiFS1624,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes1,900,0002,524,000
Game 12Ecuador vs. PeruFS2148,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes2,400,0002,548,000
Game 13Uruguay vs. VenezuelaFS1589,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes2,100,0002,689,000
Game 14Mexico vs. JamaicaFS1779,000 Univision & Univision Deportes5,400,0006,179,000
Game 15Chile vs. BoliviaFOXNot disclosed* UniMas & Univision Deportes1,400,0001,400,000
Game 16Argentina vs. PanamaFOX1,150,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes2,200,0002,200,000
Game 17USA vs. ParaguayFS12,061,000 Univision & Univision Deportes2,400,0004,461,000
Game 18Colombia vs. Costa RicaFS2407,000 Univision & Univision Deportes3,100,0003,507,000
Game 19Ecuador vs. HaitiFS2267,000 Univision & Univision Deportes2,200,0002,467,000
Game 20Brazil vs. PeruFS1879,000 Univision & Univision Deportes3,500,0004,379,000
Game 21Mexico vs. VenezuelaFS1763,000 Univision Deportes*1,249,0002,012,000
Game 22Uruguay vs. JamaicaFS1392,000 Univision Deportes*568,000960,000
Game 23Chile vs. PanamaFS1665,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes1,900,0002,565,000
Game 24Argentina vs. BoliviaFS1770,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes2,800,0003,570,000
   759,571  2,309,54270,230,000

* = Incomplete.

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    January 30, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Precisely what I was looking for, thanks for posting.

  2. Lawrence Dockery

    June 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I’m wondering if the ratings for the games on FOX that have yet to be released are really bad and that’s why they’re not releasing them. Reason I say that is because A) it’s Fox Sports and B) they released the # for Argentina on Friday night. Why not the other three?

    • Christopher Harris

      June 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      It’s a combination of things. First, the ratings are probably “not much to write home about” otherwise FOX would have mentioned them in a press release. Second, the over-the-air TV ratings are harder to find (Sports TV Ratings publishes cable-only numbers). Third, FOX Sports’ publicity department isn’t as responsive or helpful as the PR departments at ESPN, NBC and beIN SPORTS who are more cooperative to reporters.

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