Women’s World Cup 2019: TV ratings soar during USWNT final

August 16, 2020

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: President Trump noncommittal on USWNT White House visit The United States women’s national team brought in record-breaking numbers for some broadcasts during its 2019 World Cup victory Sunday.The final match, which ended with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands, aired at 11 a.m. ET on Fox and posted a 10.0 (out of 27) overnight metered-market result. The viewership beat last year’s men’s World Cup final by over 20% but still fell behind the record-breaking 2015 women’s final between the USWNT and Japan, which aired in primetime. Women’s World Cup 2019: USWNT vet Carli Lloyd hints at retirement after winning 2nd title However, one network did reach record-breaking figures as the national team earned its fourth cup title.Telemundo Deportes reached historic numbers after 1.6 million viewers tuned into the broadcast on the Spanish-speaking station. It made for the most watched Women’s World Cup match ever on Spanish-language television. This game did pass the 2015 final, which had 1.27 million viewers, by 22%. Related News These numbers come in after scheduling became a topic of conversation with the cup final, the Copa América final and the CONCACAF Gold Cup final all slated for the same day. Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 reasons why USWNT won fourth title Before the USWNT’s game, which was the first of the three played Sunday, star Megan Rapinoe voiced her opinion on the matter, citing a lack of respect from FIFA.”It’s terrible scheduling for everyone,” Rapinoe said. “That’s a terrible idea to put everything on the same day. In every way. There’s two other finals going on but this is the World Cup final, this is like cancel-everything day. The World Cup final is set so far in advance. It’s actually unbelievable. So, no, I don’t think that we feel the same level of respect, certainly that FIFA has for the men and just in general.”last_img

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