(Women’s) Soccer Nation: USA-Japan World Cup Final Averages Record-setting 25.4 Million Viewers on Fox

July 6, 2015

Both John Ourand of Sports Business Journal and Richard Deitsch from Sports Illustrated are reporting that the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final where USA defeated Japan 5-2 to win the tournament averaged a stunning 25.4 million viewers on Fox, setting records for soccer viewership in the United States. Last year’s USA-Portugal men’s match averaged 17.3 million on ESPN but added 9.2 million with Univision for  a total of 26.5 million. But look for…

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USA-Japan Women’s World Cup Finale Draws record-breaking 15.2 overnight rating

July 6, 2015

USA’s 5-2 victory over Japan  to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament garnered a 15.2 overnight rating, destroying both the 8.6 overnight rating for the USA-Japan final in 2011 and blowing past the 13.3 overnight for the USA-China final in 1999. Update 2: the match averaged a stunning 25.4 million viewers on Fox. Update: per Fox the match peaked from 8:45-9p with an 18.3/31 rating/share. The top local markets were:…

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Japan-England, Fox Sports Live, PTI lead cable sports nets for Wednesday July 1, 2015

July 2, 2015

It was a heartbreaking loss for England, but Japan’s dramatic 2-1 victory to advance to the 2015 Women’s World Cup final led all cable programming for the day with 2.333 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Fox Sports Live that aired after the match averaged 876,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 818,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Cable…

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USA-Germany Women’s World Cup averages 8.4 million viewers on Fox, peaks with 12.1 million

July 1, 2015

USA’s 2-0 victory over Germany in the semifinals of the 2015 Women’s World Cup averaged 8.4 million viewers and peaked with 12.1 million viewers from 8:30-8:45. That’s the most-watched match of the tournament so far. The match-only portion averaged 9.6 million viewers.   Here’s the rainstorm of bullets from Fox: – The match’s 8.4 million viewers breaks the recent mark set June 26 for the USA-China quarterfinal match (5.7 million) by 47%….

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England-Canada Women’s World Cup, Bradley-Vargas Boxing, Australia-Japan lead cable sports for Saturday June 27, 2015

June 30, 2015

England’s win over Canada in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup led all cable sports programming for the day averaging 1.354 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating on Fox Sports 1. As is typical with boxing on the premium channels, HBO split the Bradley/Vargas fight into several segments with the most-viewed one being the 47 minutes from 10:53-11:40p that averaged 1.121 million viewers. The Australia-Japan Women’s World Cup…

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USA-China Women’s World Cup match averages 5.7 million viewers on Fox, 3rd Most-Watched All-time

June 27, 2015

USA’s 1-0 victory over China in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup averaged 5.7 million viewers. That’s the most-watched match of the tournament so far and 46% better than the 3.9 million for the USA-Brazil quarterfinal in 2011 (that game aired on a Sunday at 11am on ESPN). The match peaked with 8.1 million viewers. Here’s the hailstorm of bullets via Fox Sports: USA-China Quarterfinal highlights: – The match attracted…

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Vanderbilt-Virginia College World Series, PTI, Japan-Netherlands Women’s World Cup lead cable sports for Tuesday June 23, 2015

June 24, 2015

Virginia won the second game of the College World Series to force a third and final game with Vanderbilt and game two averaged 1.332 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating to lead cable sports programming for the day. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  viewers 974,000 and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Around the Horn averaged 604,000 viewers and Highly Questionable averaged 462,000 viewers. The Japan-Netherlands Women’s World Cup match…

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USA-Colombia Peaked with 6.4 million, St. Louis top local market

June 23, 2015

We had the 4.716 million viewer average for the match in our daily cable ratings report, but here are the press notes from Fox with a lot more ratings trivia: Momentum Continues as USA – Colombia Sets New FOX Sports 1 Audience Records FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015™ Round of 16 Match Draws 4.7 Million Viewers; Smashes FOX Sports 1 Soccer Mark Match is Third Most-Watched Program in FOX Sports…

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