For the second game in a row, Fox set a record for its most-watched soccer match as 5 million viewers watched the USA-Nigeria match from Vancouver at the Women's World Cup, breaking the mark set last
Friday for the USA-Sweden game in Edmonton (4.5 million viewers).
USA-Nigeria is the third most-watched women’s soccer match of all time, trailing only the 1999 and 2011 Women's
World Cup finals. Almost four times as many viewers watched Monday night's Group D finale as the third U.S. game at the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany. Most-Watched Women's World Cup Matches: AVG. MATCH (NETWORK), YEAR
(ABC), 1999 13,458,000 USA-Japan
(ESPN), 2011 5,000,000 USA-Nigeria
(ESPN), 1999 4,500,000 USA-Sweden
(Fox), 2015 3,311,000 USA-Australia
(Fox Sports 1), 2015 2,627,000 USA-Germany
(ESPN), 1999 2,457,000 USA-Denmark
The second half of the USA-Nigeria
game was opposite the final game of the NBA finals between Golden State and Cleveland, which set a Game 6 record with an average of 23.3 million viewers.
The top markets for three USA matches combined are St. Louis (4.8); Washington D.C. (4.4); Milwaukee and Richmond (4.1); Baltimore and Hartford (4.0); Kansas City (3.8); Providence
(3.6); Atlanta, Austin, Dayton, New York, Norfolk and Portland, Oregon (3.5).