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:
Cities getting behind US for USA-Netherlands
Here are the top five television markets for the US-Netherlands viewership, according to FOX Sports:
2. St Louis
3. Washington DC
4. Kansas City
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.
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