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

Chops June 30, 2019 1696 Reads

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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