USA-Mexico watched by almost 4.5 million fans

Wednesday's USA-Mexico game averaged almost 4.5 millio viewers on Spanish-language networks UniMas and UDN and Fox Sports 1.

The UniMas broadcast drew the largest audience: 2,760,000 viewers. UDN, Univision's sports cable network, averaged an impressive 890,000 viewers, while the FS1 audience of 806,000 was the most-watched soccer match in the network’s history and more than triple the average for each of its first two men's national team broadcasts of the year.

Last year's USA-Mexico friendly played in April averaged 3.9 million viewers on UniMas and 1.0 million viewers on ESPN.

2015 U.S. Men's Friendly English-Language Viewers
806,000 USA-Mexico (April 15), Fox Sports 1
674,000 USA-Panama (Feb. 8), ESPN
400,000 Denmark-USA (March 25), ESPN2
261,000 Switzerland-USA (March 29), Fox Sports 1
254,000 Chile-USA (Jan. 28), Fox Sports 1

2015 U.S. Women's Friendly English-Language Viewers
294,000 France-USA (Feb. 8), ESPN2
257,000 USA-New Zealand (April 4), Fox Sports 1
163,000 USA-Switzerland (March 6), Fox Sports 1
154,000 USA-Norway (March 3), Fox Sports 1
138,000 USA-France (March 11), Fox Sports 1
121,000 England-USA (Feb. 13), Fox Sports 1
8 comments about "USA-Mexico watched by almost 4.5 million fans".
  1. John DiFiore, April 17, 2015 at 7:49 p.m.

    Still seems pretty good for FS1, for only being around for, what? a year and a half...

  2. Gus Keri, April 17, 2015 at 8:23 p.m.

    John, this channel had been there for almost two decades. Its name has been changed a year and a half ago. It used to be called Fox soccer channel.

  3. Walter Crawford, April 17, 2015 at 10:02 p.m.

    To watch in English here in N. Texas, it cost 15 bucks on FS1 but to watch it in Spanish it was free.

    America "the land of the free" is fast becoming "the land of the fee".

  4. John DiFiore, April 18, 2015 at 1:26 a.m.

    @Gus, Technically, FS1 took over SPEED channel, and FS2 took FUEL. I was referring to the NEW format and marketing..
    I'm a veteran of FSC... (Even watched Fox Football Friday, later changed to Fone-in with Nick and Steven,etc, etc...)

  5. Thomas Brannan, April 20, 2015 at 2:06 a.m.

    If you had U-Verse you couldn't see it live on Fox Sports 1.

  6. Thomas Brannan, April 20, 2015 at 2:06 a.m.

    Some kind of contractual dispute.

  7. Rick Estupinan, April 20, 2015 at 5:19 p.m.

    I have four sons born in the USA,and since they were little they love Football(Soccer),two of them,Eddie and Brian played the sport when in the Marines,one lives in up state New York,and Brian lives in Austin TX,when we communicate,our conversations are mostly about Football,especially about the premier league games,so we don't miss any games on Tv.especially if the US National Team is playing,regardless of how bad they are.We are so glad the interest for the sport being televised is growing so rapidly.

  8. Mike Jacome, April 20, 2015 at 6:54 p.m.

    "specially if the US National Team is playing,regardless of how bad they are." Heyyy... No, seriously Good that young fans are developing in our country. As a Seattle fan I go to the sounders games as often as possible, and it's amazing to see how 50% of the fans are between ages 10-29. This is the sport of the future!!

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