FILE PHOTO: Soccer Soccer – Ladies’s World Cup Remaining – United States v Netherlands – Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France – July 7, 2019 Carli Lloyd of the U.S. and workforce mates rejoice profitable the ladies’s world cup with the trophy REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Picture
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Greater than 14 million People watched on tv because the U.S. girls’s soccer workforce clinched their fourth World Cup title, broadcaster Fox mentioned on Monday, however the TV viewers failed to interrupt information.
Sunday’s match in Lyon, France, wherein america beat the Netherlands 2-Zero, was seen by 14.three million People on Fox and its cable sport channels, the broadcaster mentioned.
The document for the most-watched soccer match in U.S. historical past is held by the 2015 Ladies’s World Cup last between america and Japan, which was performed in Canada. That match drew a tv viewers of 25.four million People, in accordance with Nielsen knowledge.
Sunday’s tv viewing figures don’t embody audiences in bars and those that watched on giant out of doors screens throughout america.
Fox mentioned that throughout streaming platforms, Sunday’s last delivered a median minute viewers of 289,000 viewers, making it the most-streamed Ladies’s World Cup last in historical past.
The tv viewers mirrored surging recognition for soccer in america, the place curiosity within the sport has lagged behind American soccer, baseball and basketball.
In Britain, virtually 12 million individuals tuned in to observe England’s 2-1 defeat by america final week, making it probably the most watched tv program of the 12 months to date in Britain.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Modifying by Invoice Berkrot