Ratings: USA's Women's World Cup Win Sets Record, Draws 25 Million

FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

Fox’s coverage of Sunday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup championship soccer match between USA and Japan averaged 25.4 million total viewers (per finals), making it the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history, trouncing the previous high of 18.2 mil (set by USA-Portugal during last year’s World Cup group stage match).

The match-up hit its peak between 8:30 and 8:45 pm, when it had 30.1 million viewers.

The USA’s big win bested the prior high for a women’s soccer match — the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final, which drew 18 mil — by 41 percent, and beat the audience for the 2011 Women’s World Cup Final (also USA vs. Japan) by 89 percent.


ABC | Celebrity Family Feud (6.9 mil/1.5) fell 17 and 21 percent, while BattleBots (4.3 mil/1.2) slipped 10 and 14 percent.

CBS | Big Brother (5.1 mil/1.6) dipped 9 and 11 percent.

NBC | Coverage of the “NASCAR Coke Zero 400” (Did I get the name right this time?) averaged 3.6 mil and a 0.8 from 7 to 11 pm.

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