The Women’s World Cup TV schedule for the summer 2019 is over, and anticipation is already building for Women’s World Cup 2023.
The 2019 Women’s World Cup aired across the FOX Sports and Telemundo family of networks from June 7 to July 7, 2019.
In English-language, FOX presented coverage live from Paris’ iconic Place du Trocadéro on its television and digital platforms. Legendary broadcaster JP Dellacamera and former U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder and two-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Wagner led FOX Sports’ world-class broadcast team for the 2019 tournament. All 52 matches aired live, including 22 on broadcast television – more than any FIFA Women’s World Cup ever – and 27 on FS1.
In Spanish-language, all 52 matches aired live across Telemundo, Universo and Telemundo Deportes digital platforms, beginning with the opening match live from Paris on June 7. Twenty-one matches aired on Telemundo, doubling the 2015 coverage and featuring the most-ever Women’s World Cup matches on Spanish-language television. Twenty-four matches aired on Universo and seven exclusively aired on Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms.
For FOX Sports, there were a total of 11 talent available for their studio analysis from Paris including Heather O’Reilly, Alexi Lalas, Kelly Smith, Rob Stone and Kate Abdo. The FOX Sports studio team also featured Christie Pearce Rampone, Ariane Hingst, Karina LeBlanc, Kate Gill, Leslie Osborne and Eniola Aluko.
In the commentary booth, there were 5 duos featuring JP Dellacamera/Aly Wagner, Derek Rae/Danielle Slaton, Jenn Hildreth/Kyndra de St. Aubin, Glenn Davis/Angela Hucles and Lisa Byington/Cat Whitehill.
Telemundo Deportes’ renowned team of commentators, led by the voice of soccer in America and five-time Emmy award winner, Andrés Cantor was part of the coverage, with Ana Jurka serving as the main host of the event in Paris. Coverage also included the return of Viviana Vila to Telemundo after making history this past summer, as the first women to ever provide match commentary for a FIFA Men’s World Cup in Spanish. In addition, the network’s soccer experts Miguel Gurwitz, Carlos Hermosillo, Sammy Sadovnik, Copan Alvarez and Manuel Sol participated in the coverage.
Telemundo covered all angles of the event with a dedicated production team based in Paris and a host position featuring views from the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Select matches, including the opening match, semi-finals and Final were produced onsite with commentators calling the action from the respective stadiums. Telemundo will also had dedicated crews following the teams with special emphasis on the U.S. Women’s National Team.
To complement the live action coverage with analysis and the latest news around the event, Telemundo Deportes’ game broadcasts featured analysis and preview prior to kickoff of each and every match. The day wrapped up with a special, extended 60-minute edition of “Titulares y Más,” Telemundo’s late-night sports and entertainment show that aired in its extended format throughout the duration of the tournament. The show highlighted the best of the day and the main storylines ahead of the next series of matches.
In addition, Telemundo Deportes presented three special 60-minute shows: On Opening Day, June 7, the commentary team previewed the tournament and shared the best storylines to follow; on July 7, there was an extended preview of the Final Match; and a special show highlighting the trophy presentation.
This was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The tournament was played across nine cities: Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes, and Valenciennes.
Telemundo Deportes set the Spanish-language record for the most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup ever, with a Total Audience Delivery average of 301,000 viewers – posting a 27% increase over the full 2015 tournament (237,000 viewers). Plus, Telemundo Deportes’ coverage delivered four of the five most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup matches in Spanish-language history – led by the US-Netherlands final that registered a Total Audience Delivery of 1.6 million viewers ranking as the most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup match in Spanish-language history, surpassing by 22% the 2015 USA vs. Japan final (1.27 million).
Here’s the Women’s World Cup TV schedule (note that kickoff times are listed in Eastern United States timezone):
Last updated: July 30, 2019