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Germany-Sweden tops 8.8 million on FOX & Telemundo combined

Saturday’s exciting World Cup match between Germany and Sweden was the most-watched English-Language soccer telecast since the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final on FOX (22,317,000 on FOX alone for the full telecast in 2015).

The Germany-Sweden game averaged 5,397,000 viewers on FOX and 3,430,000 on Telemundo for a combined average of 8,827,000 viewers.

For FOX Sports, peaking at 6,736,000 viewers, the German victory was the most-watched non-U.S. Men’s World Cup Group Stage match on English-language television since at least 1990. And it’s FOX’s most-watched FIFA World Cup day to date for the 2018 tournament. Plus boosted by the viewership for this game and the Mexico-Korea match that proceeded it, match viewership on FOX Sports is now up +108% from the 2014 World Cup Group Stage average and up +189% from the 2010 World Cup Group Stage average, excluding U.S. matches. World Cup viewership across FOX and FS1 is averaging 2,125,000 viewers.

SEE MORE: Whopping 11 million watch Mexico-Korea on Telemundo and FOX combined

On streaming, the Germany-Sweden match had 689,000 unique streamers across the FOX Sports streaming platforms compared to Telemundo’s stream of the game that averaged 320,000 viewers.

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  1. Erica

    June 25, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I also think that there are a lot German supporters in the US AND people who watch soccer knew that if Germany lost this game they would be out of the World Cup. Just wish that there was a better play-by-play. I expect the final few games will have higher ratings.

  2. Rick

    June 24, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    It was the weekend late game and Germany are one of the top teams- that’s main reason for higher ratings.

  3. Anthony

    June 24, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Why do you think viewership for non-US matches is up so much, especially given the non-favorable time zones?

    • Christopher Harris

      June 25, 2018 at 7:38 am

      The games that are on the over-the-air FOX network are in a greater number of homes than ESPN (which is on cable and satellite).

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