A total of 16.5 million watched USA-Netherlands across FOX Sports and Telemundo combined in the World Cup knockout round on Saturday.

It wasn’t the result that soccer fans in the United States wanted, but it certainly delivered in the TV ratings department for both FOX Sports and Telemundo.

USA-Netherlands: Diving into the details

On the over-the-air FOX network and its streaming services combined, 12.966 million watched the game. Of that number, 596,850 watched the game on FOX Sports streaming services such as the FOX Sports App and Tubi.

Meanwhile, 3.58 million watched the game on Telemundo Deportes and its streaming services (Peacock and the Telemundo Deportes app).

The total of 16,546,000 was the second-most watched US Men’s National Team game of the 2022 World Cup:

USA-England: 19.9 million viewers
Iran-USA: 15.5 million viewers
USA-Wales: 11.7 million viewers

Cities getting behind US for USA-Netherlands

Here are the top five television markets for the US-Netherlands viewership, according to FOX Sports:

1. Cincinnati
2. St Louis
3. Washington DC
4. Kansas City
5. Austin

Meanwhile, Telemundo Deportes reports that through 48 matches across its first 13 days, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is averaging a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 2.07 million viewers across Telemundo, Universo, Peacock and Telemundo streaming platforms, up 5% vs. the 2018 tournament (1.97 million), which was played in Russia in the summer. This year’s World Cup is the first to take place in the fall to offset Qatar’s extreme summer heat.

Overall, streaming has comprised 28% of Telemundo’s total viewership for the World Cup, an unprecedented figure. Telemundo is averaging a TAD of 2.07 million viewers through the first 48 matches across all platforms with streaming responsible for 578,000 of those viewers on Peacock and Telemundo streaming platforms (Average Minute Audience), which is up 160% vs. 2018 (222,000).

Coverage of the 2022 World Cup continues today through December 18. Don’t miss a single game with our comprehensive World Cup television and streaming schedule.

Guide to World Cup 2022

Here are some resources to help you get the most out of the biggest event in soccer!
TV Schedule: All the info on where and when to watch every game
The Groups: We breakdown each group and all the teams
The Kits: Check out what every team will be wearing on the field this fall
Predictor: Play out every scenario with our World Cup Predictor
World Cup Bracket: Map out the entire tournament, from the groups to the final