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TV ratings: World Cup final sets records for Fox, Telemundo

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2022 Men’s World Cup attracted the largest audience ever for a football game in the United States.

Argentina beats France on penalties 38.49 MILLIONS OF VIEWERS Sunday morning, the most ever in a US men’s game Fox Sports TIE 14.78 million viewers, and Telemundo’s Spanish – also at Language TV shows on Peacock reach 9 million cross-platform viewers.

Fox coverage of the matchup, including pre-game and post-game coverage, is itself a record for the men’s game in the U.S., surpassing 16.25 The US-UK game was earlier in the game with millions in the game. Meanwhile, NBCUniversal said a third of Telemundo’s 9 million viewers streamed, making the final the most streamed football game ever in the US, regardless of language.

Combining all outlets, 38.26 million viewers is the second highest of all US soccer games behind the 1986 Women’s World Cup Final. That game attracted a total of 38.7 million viewers — 83 .Fox has 4 million and Telemundo has 1.3 million. The 1986 stat also doesn’t include outdoor viewing, which Nielsen started adding to the day’s totals for 2018. There were few streaming options back then.

Argentina won their third World Cup on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw with France, the defending champions, who came back twice from Kylian Mbappé’s The deficit behind the hat-trick. The win was Argentina’s first World Cup since 1986 and Lionel Messi, one of the greatest players in the history of the game first World Cup. Messi also won the Ballon d’Or as the tournament’s standout player.

Sunday’s final continued the 2022 upward trend in world TV ratings for the Cup. Fox Sports and Telemundo/Peacock’s group game average viewership is about 5.6 million, Fox’s English broadcast up 78 percentage exceeds 2018.

The group stage boost was partly due to the presence of Team USA, who did not qualify 2018. Even after Team USA lost 14 After that, the ratings are still high. Quarter-finals average .4 million US viewers, with two semi-finals each More than WanFox and NBCUniversal platforms. Fox has 38 more coverage of the semifinals than 1986 percent, and with the exception of Peacock, Telemundo’s Spanish-language presentations grew even more.

Fox also televised more than NFL games on CBS (15).Million Sunday’s Early Broadcast Window) and NBC (10.38 million dollars for Sunday Football night of ). The weekend has more cross-platform viewers than any other NFL game.



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