TV Report: Big drop in viewers for U.S. women

While the USA's first game since the Women's World Cup drew a record soccer crowd in Pittsburgh, Sunday's USA-Costa Rica friendly averaged just 315,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, lower than the viewing figures for each of the final three friendlies before the tournament. The USA-Japan final on July 5 drew an average of 25.4 million viewers on Fox, a soccer viewing record for a U.S. network.

Three soccer games that aired Sunday on cable drew more viewers: Manchester City-Chelsea (818,000 on NBCSN), Crystal Palace-Arsenal (417,000 on NBCSN), Seattle-Orlando City (345,000 on ESPN2) (source:

2015 U.S. Women's Friendly English-Language Viewers
998,000 USA-South Korea (May 30), ESPN
457,000 USA-Mexico (May 17), Fox Sports 1
319,000 USA-Ireland (May 10), Fox Sports 1
315,000 USA-Costa Rica (Aug. 16), Fox Sports 1
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
1 comment about "TV Report: Big drop in viewers for U.S. women".
  1. Jeffrey Organ, August 19, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

    Shocking! And in further breaking news the sun came up this morning.

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