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Chelsea-Atletico sets FSI soccer viewing record
May 2nd, 2014 10:03PM

TAGS:  soccer business, television, uefa champions league


[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The Chelsea-Atletico Madrid match in the UEFA Champions League semifinals attracted 627,000 viewers, setting a new soccer viewership record for Fox Sports 1.

It ties the 2012 semifinal between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid on FX as the largest audience for a UEFA Champions League match on English-language cable television since Fox acquired the rights from ESPN.
The Bayern Munich-Real Madrid game on Tuesday averaged 557,000 viewers, now the second most-watched UEFA Champions League match televised by Fox Sports 1.
In addition, Fox Deportes’ coverage of the Bayern Munich-Real Madrid semifinal was the Spanish-language channel’s most-watched telecast for the year with 680,000 viewers.

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