Euro 2020 Group Stage broadcasts up 23% from 2016 on ESPN and ABC

The 36 UEFA EURO 2020 Group Stage matches on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 through Wednesday, June 23, delivered an average audience of 869,000 viewers, a 23 percent increase compared to 707,000 viewers for the group stage matches of EURO 2016.


• Saturday’s Portugal-Germany on ESPN averaged 1.83 million viewers is the largest audience for a UEFA EURO group stage match since 2012 (Group C Spain vs. Italy match, seen by 2.19 million viewers on June 10, 2012)). It also ranks as the third most-viewed group stage match ever on ESPN networks and ABC

• The top five EURO 2020 group stage matches delivered more viewers than any group stage match in 2016, led by two Group F games by France – the 2018 FIFA World Cup champions.

ESPN/ABC’s top 5 most-watched Euro 2020 matches (across TV and streaming combined):

1. Portugal vs. France, 1.826 million
2. France vs. Germany, 1.545 million
3. England vs. Scotland, 1.539 million
4. Spain vs. Poland, 1.511 million
5. Belgium vs. Russia, 1.374 million

Top 10 markets:

1. Washington, D.C. (0.7),
2. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (0.7),
3. New York (0.7),
4. Raleigh-Durham (0.6),
5. Philadelphia (0.6),
6. Providence (0.6),
7. Las Vegas (0.9),
8. Boston (0.6),
9. Orlando (0.5) and
10. San Diego (0.5)

Round of 16 Matches

ESPN and ABC will televise Round of 16 matches beginning Saturday, June 26. Thirteen of the 16 teams in the knockout round are currently in the top-20 of FIFA World Rankings for men’s national teams, led by Belgium, France, England and Portugal, who rank among the top-five. All matches will stream live on the ESPN App.


Here’s the Euro 2020 TV schedule (all times Eastern):

Euro 2020 TV schedule



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