(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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