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FS1 sets viewing record for UCL playoff
August 22nd, 2014 3:15PM

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[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Tuesday's Besiktas-Arsenal match in the UEFA Champions League playoffs averaged 212,000 viewers, a new record for a UEFA Champions League playoff match on Fox Sports 1. It was up 155 percent from last year's PSV-AC Milan playoff opener and 169 percent from Arsenal-Fenerbahce, the Gunners' first appearance on FS1.

The UEFA Champions League pregame show drew 205,000 viewers, making it the highest-watched UCL pregame show of all-time on FS1.
 
Coverage of the UCL playoffs continues with the second leg on Fox Sports 1 on Tuesday (Celtic vs. Maribor, 2 p.m. ET) and Wednesday (Arsenal vs. Besiktas, 2 p.m. ET).


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