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2016 Copa America games averaged over 4 million viewers


Across the 32 games played during Copa America Centenario, FOX Sports and Univision collectively averaged over 4 million viewers per game.

The combined viewing average was 4,041,969 viewers. Univision’s average was 3,099,625 per game, while FOX Sports averaged 1,009,839 per game.

From a TV ratings perspective, Copa America Centenario was a huge hit for Univision, delivering viewing numbers that were greater than World Cup 2014. For FOX Sports, it was a ratings boost to FOX Sports 1, which has been trying to find its feet after its launch in August, 2013.

FOX’s Copa America Centenario final between Argentina and Chile averaged 2.979 million viewers, which was the most-watched men’s soccer game ever not involving the USA team on FOX Sports 1.

While the 2.979 million number is impressive, it pales in comparison to the most-watched soccer game on FS1 which was the 4.7 million who watched the US Women’s National Team against Colombia last summer.

Despite the ratings boost, FOX Sports’ TV coverage of the 100th anniversary of the tournament was panned by most critics.

FOX Sports 1’s most-watched men’s soccer game was the USA-Argentina match from Tuesday, June 21 that drew 3.29 million viewers on FOX Sports 1. That match beat the previous record held by the USA-Ecuador match on June 16, which averaged 2.132 million viewers.

TeamsChannelViewing avg. ChannelViewing avg.Total
Game 1USA vs. ColombiaFS11,536,000 Univision, Univision Deportes & UniMas3,900,0005,436,000
Game 2Costa Rica vs. ParaguayFOX731,000 Univision & Univision Deportes1,700,0002,431,000
Game 3Haiti vs. PeruFS2138,000 Univision & Univision Deportes2,000,0002,138,000
Game 4Brazil vs. EcuadorFS1598,000 Univision & Univision Deportes2,600,0003,198,000
Game 5Jamaica vs. VenezuelaFOX710,000 Univision & Univision Deportes1,900,0002,610,000
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 & Univision Deportes4,988,0005,751,000
Game 22Uruguay vs. JamaicaFS1392,000 Univision & Univision Deportes2,000,0002,392,000
Game 23Chile vs. PanamaFS1665,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes1,900,0002,565,000
Game 24Argentina vs. BoliviaFS1770,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes2,800,0003,570,000
Game 25USA vs. EcuadorFS12,132,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes3,500,0005,632,000
Game 26Colombia vs. PeruFS1734,000 UniMas & Univision Deportes3,500,0004,234,000
Game 27Argentina vs. VenezuelaFX1,035,000 Univision & Univision Deportes3,300,0004,335,000
Game 28Mexico vs. ChileFX1,102,000 Univision & Univision Deportes5,600,0006,702,000
Game 29USA vs. ArgentinaFS13,290,000 Univision & Univision Deportes4,800,0008,090,000
Game 30Colombia vs. ChileFS1971,000 Univision & Univision Deportes4,000,0004,971,000
Game 31USA vs. ColombiaFX1,670,000 Univision & Univision Deportes2,800,0004,470,000
Game 32Argentina vs. ChileFS12,979,000 Univision & Univision Deportes6,800,0009,779,000
Average      4,041,969

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