Fox Sports Tuesday night continued to set ratings records for its Women’s World Cup coverage, as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Germany to advance to the finals of the tournament .
Fox averaged 8.4 million viewers for its coverage of the USA-Germany game, which beat out the 5.7 million viewers garnered by last week’s USA-China quarterfinal match, according to Fox officials. USA won the match 2-0 to advance to the finals Sunday against the winner of tonight’s Japan-England semi-final match.
The 2015 USA-Germany semifinal is now the third most-watched women’s soccer match of all time, trailing only the USA-China 1999 Women’s World Cup Final (17.9 million) and the Japan-USA 2011 Women’s World Cup Final (13.4 million).
USA-Germany is the most-watched World Cup semifinal match – men’s or women’s -ever in the U.S., breaking the mark set for the Germany-Italy 2006 World Cup semifinal (5.9 million).
FOX Sports GO recorded a record 166,000 unique streamers, according to network officials. This was the largest authenticated streaming audience in FOX Sports GO history, besting the previous mark set by the USA vs. Colombia round of 16 match (121,000 unique streamers), said the network.