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US-Mexico nets 5.3 million on FS1 & Univision for qualifier


Friday’s broadcast of the USA against Mexico World Cup qualification game on FS1 and Univision was watched by an audience of 5.3 million, according to Sports TV Ratings.

During Friday’s pre-match coverage on FOX Sports 1, analyst Alexi Lalas proclaimed that the game was the biggest match the USA faced since the World Cup 2014 Round of 16 game versus Belgium. While the game may have been the most important on the pitch since Belgium, the viewing numbers off-the-field painted a different picture.

An average of 1.262 million tuned in to watch Friday’s game on FS1, while 4.053 million watched the game between Univision and Univision Deportes. That 5.3 million total is down approximately 20% compared to the 6.6 million who watched the CONCACAF Cup game between USA and Mexico, which was played October, 2016.

For the CONCACAF Cup game in 2015, FOX Sports had a viewing average of 1.5 million people, while Univision had 5.1 million viewers.

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  1. yastiez

    November 15, 2016 at 7:16 am

    WHO CARES? soccer is boring, communist, un-american trash and it blows
    try watching a REAL sport like basketball, football, or baseball you losers

    • David

      November 15, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      You obviously care enough to come to a soccer website and post that nonsense.

  2. Rick

    November 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Game should’ve been on Fox network instead of FS1 if wanted better ratings. Fox puts Bundslegia games on network so why not give the national team more respect!

    • Collin Werner

      November 15, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Fox has already expressed interest in showing US World Cup Qualifiers on FOX. This one just didn’t fit the schedule and they also still have to worry about the health of their cable sports network.

  3. Captain Obvious

    November 14, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Alexi Lalas is a joke. Please don’t cite him as a source in your articles unless you are criticizing him or FOX. “The game was the biggest match the USA faced since the World Cup 2014 Round of 16 game versus Belgium.” Really? This game in the hex was more important than the semi-final against Argentina in the Copa America, or the CONCACAF Cup game? There are still plenty of matches left to pick up points. This was not a life or death scenario like the other games.

    • Landon

      November 15, 2016 at 7:54 am

      He is right it was…Stop with your agenda you sound like an idiot.

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