Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 24-July 7, 2019

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup reached its conclusion on Sunday, breaking many records in the process particularly on the Spanish-language side. Sunday morning’s final delivered a total audience of 1.6 million viewers on Telemundo’s broadcast, making it the most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup match in the history of Spanish-language television. The tournament, as a whole, also set a record for the most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup ever on Spanish-language television, with Telemundo averaging 301,000 viewers per match across all of their platforms, a 27% increase from the 2015 World Cup in Canada.

Over on FOX, the final saw a pretty substantial drop from 25.4 million viewers in 2015 to 13.99 million viewers this year, this is likely due in large part to the time zone shift with the 2015 final having kicked off in prime time in the United States. FOX’s broadcast saw 289,000 people watch via streaming, about 2% of their total audience.

Sunday was also a big day for MLS with a match between Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls kicking off about an hour after the conclusion of the Women’s World Cup final. That match saw the largest audience for a MLS match in 15 years, averaging 1.6 million viewers. It was the 21st match to be broadcast on FOX since the network began airing matches in 2016. Since then, matches on FOX have averaged 840,571 viewers.

The 2019 Copa América final between Brazil and Peru ranks as the most-watched Copa América final in the United States since 2007 with a Total Audience Delivery of 3.1 million viewers. Overall, Telemundo averaged 1.05 million viewers over 26 broadcasts for the tournament.

The 2019 Gold Cup Final between the United States and Mexico saw a 116% increase in viewership over the 2017 edition with FS1 and Univision combining for a total viewership of 8.78 million. Univision’s networks averaged 1.228 million viewers from 31 broadcasts throughout the tournament, with matches involving the Mexican national team averaging 3.282 million.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
17/7Women’s World CupUSWNT / NetherlandsFOX: 13990000 / Telemundo: 130000015,290,000
27/2Women’s World CupEngland / USWNTFOX: 8400000 / Telemundo: 9110009,311,000
37/7Gold CupUSMNT / MexicoFS1: 2880000 / Univision: 59000008,780,000
46/28Women’s World CupFrance / USWNTFOX: 6124000 / Unvso: 1530006,277,000
57/2Gold CupHaiti / MexicoFS1: 558000 / Univision: 36000004,158,000
66/24Women’s World CupSpain / USWNTFS1: 3145000 / Telemundo: 6540003,799,000
76/29Gold CupMexico / Costa RicaFS1: 523000 / Univision: 29930003,516,000
86/30Gold CupUSMNT / CuraçaoFS1: 1547000 / Univision: 15520003,099,000
97/3Women’s World CupNetherlands / SwedenFS1: 2363000 / Telemundo: 7180003,081,000
107/3Gold CupJamaica / USMNTFS1: 1149000 / Univision: 17000002,849,000
117/7Copa AmericaBrazil / PeruTelemundo: 27000002,700,000
127/2Copa AmericaBrazil / ArgentinaTelemundo: 26000002,600,000
136/29Women’s World CupGermany / SwedenFS1: 1867000 / Telemundo: 6310002,498,000
147/6Women’s World CupSweden / EnglandFOX: 1988000 / Telemundo: 4040002,392,000
156/26Gold CupPanama / USMNTFS1: 893000 / UniMás: 11420002,035,000
167/3Copa AmericaChile / PeruTelemundo: 18000001,800,000
176/24Women’s World CupSweden / CanadaFS1: 1575000 / Unvso: 640001,639,000
186/27Women’s World CupNorway / EnglandFOX: 1497000 / Unvso: 1160001,613,000
197/7MLSAtlanta United / New York Red BullsFOX: 16090001,609,000
206/28Copa AmericaColombia / ChileTelemundo: 16000001,600,000
216/25Gold CupHonduras / El SalvadorFS1: 218000 / UniMás: 13450001,563,000
226/30Gold CupJamaica / PanamaFS1: 395000 / Univision: 10010001,396,000
236/29Women’s World CupItaly / NetherlandsFS1: 1010000 / Telemundo: 2760001,286,000
246/25Women’s World CupNetherlands / JapanFS1: 1137000 / Unvso: 1020001,239,000
256/29Copa AmericaUruguay / PeruTelemundo: 12000001,200,000
266/29Gold CupHaiti / CanadaUnivision: 11390001,139,000
276/25Gold CupJamaica / CuraçaoFS1: 254000 / UniMás: 8480001,102,000
286/24Copa AmericaChile / UruguayTelemundo: 10400001,040,000
296/24Gold CupHaiti / Costa RicaFS1: 309000 / UniMás: 7050001,014,000
306/25Women’s World CupItaly / ChinaFS1: 824000 / Unvso: 80000904,000
316/27Copa AmericaBrazil / ParaguayTelemundo: 668000668,000
326/28Copa AmericaVenezuela / ArgentinaTelemundo: 597000597,000
336/26Gold CupTrinidad and Tobago / GuyanaFS1: 182000 / UDN: 147000329,000
347/7MLSNYCFC / Portland TimbersFS1: 305000305,000
356/30U21 EUROSpain U21 / Germany U21ESPN2: 198000 / UDN: 105000303,000
366/24Gold CupBermuda / NicaraguaUniMás: 225000225,000
376/30MLSPortland Timbers / FC DallasUniMás: 186000186,000
386/29MLSMinnesota United / FC CincinnatiESPN: 172000172,000
397/3FriendlyChivas / Boca JuniorsUDN: 171000171,000
407/3FriendlyClub América / River PlateUDN: 159000159,000
416/24Copa AmericaEcuador / JapanUnvso: 122000122,000
427/3FriendlyClub América / Boca JuniorsUDN: 120000120,000
436/28MLSNew York Red Bulls / Chicago FireUniMás: 119000119,000
447/6Copa AmericaArgentina / ChileTelemundo: 115000115,000
456/28MLSColorado Rapids / Los Angeles FCUDN: 7500075,000
466/27U21 EUROSpain U21 / France U21UDN: 4000040,000
476/27U21 EUROGermany U21 / Romania U21UDN: 1800018,000

SEE MORE: Access our archives of US TV ratings for soccer.

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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