USWNT World Cup TV Ratings Better Than MLS, Premier League, Champions League, MLB Playoffs and NBA Playoffs

Written By Chops on June 30, 2019 - Last Updated on July 3, 2019

The USWNT victory over France in the 2019 Women’s World Cup quarterfinals set a TV ratings record in America.

According to ESPN:

Fox drew 6.12 million viewers for Friday’s match, and peaked at 8.24 million. The game was the most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the country since last year’s men’s World Cup final.

The game also drew over 211,000 live stream views.

This isn’t a one-time fluke either. The USWNT game vs Chile averaged 5.74M viewers.

While the US squad pulls a huge audience in America, interest in the Women’s World Cup isn’t just a stateside phenomenon. FIFA estimates over 1 Billion people will watch the Women’s World Cup across all platforms.

How Women’s World Cup stacks up against other sports

While these are not all apples-to-apples comparisons, the numbers do show an impressive level of interest in the women’s game at the World Cup. Consider the following:

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