¡GOOOOOL! Women's World Cup Final Scores Big for Telemundo
Viewership on Telemundo peaked during the final half-hour with 1.67 million viewers. On the digital front, the final match delivered 19,328 live streams, up 342 percent from the tournament average. (Photo: AP Images)
Telemundo's Spanish-language U.S. broadcast of the widely anticipated final match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ between USA and Japan delivered 1.27 million total viewers, up 97 percent vs. the 2011 U.S. Spanish-language broadcast of the final, becoming the most watched game of a FIFA Women’s World Cup in U.S. Spanish-language TV, according to Nielsen. Called by the internationally acclaimed sportscaster Andres Cantor with commentary from soccer expert Sammy Sadovnik, the game also delivered 707,000 adults 18-49 who watched the USA beat Japan 5-2 and gain the World Cup for the third time. Viewership on Telemundo peaked during the final half-hour with 1.67 million viewers. On the digital front, the final match delivered 19,328 live streams, up 342 percent from the tournament average.
In addition to Sunday's record-setter, Telemundo has the second- and fifth-most-watched women’s soccer matches in history including the 2015 Women's World Cup group stage games featuring Colombia-Mexico (664,000 viewers) and England-Mexico (638,000).
This year, Telemundo, NBC Universo and NBCDeportes.com broadcast an unprecedented offering of all 52 FIFA Women’s World Cup Matches™ live in multiple platforms, more than any other media group in the history of U.S. Spanish-language television.
Source: Nielsen, NPM, Live+SD, 7/5/15, fast national ratings. Adobe Analytics, US Only.