[TELEVISION WATCH] Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final between the United States and Japan was seen by an average 13.458 million viewers (7.4 U.S. household rating), more than double the previous records for the most-watched and highest-rated soccer telecast on an ESPN network.
The previous record was for the USA-Algeria men’s match at the 2010 World Cup -- 6.16 million viewers, based on a 4.0 household U.S. rating.
The USA-Japan match also ranks as the sixth most-viewed soccer telecast ever in the United States.
Most-Viewed Soccer Events
|1999||USA-China||Women's World Cup||ABC||17,975,000|
|2011||USA-Japan||Women's World Cup||ESPN||13,458,000|