Another USA Women’s World Cup win, another record ratings score for Fox Sports.
Friday’s US Women’s National Team win over China set an all-time women’s soccer match ratings record, drawing 5.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen. The game’s audience was 14% about the previous record of 5 million viewers garnered by the June 18 USA-Nigeria Group Stage match.
The audience for USA-China (5.7 million) is +46% better than the audience for the USA’s Quarterfinal match in 2011 vs. Brazil on ESPN (3.9 million).
At its peak the game the game drew an audience-high 8.1 million viewers from 9 to 9:15 p.m. USA-China was also the highest-rated program among adults 18-49 (2.0) since the March 18 finale of the network's drama series Empire.
The USA Women’s team will take on Germany next week in a Women’s World Cup semi-final match