TV Report: Centenario final draws 9.9 million viewers

The Copa Centenario final between Argentina and Chile was watched by 6,900,000 million viewers on Univision and 2,979,000 on FS1 for a total audience of 9,879,000 viewers.

That's the largest audience for a men's match on U.S. television -- and the second largest for a soccer game -- since the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina that drew 26.5 million viewers on ABC and Univision.

The U.S. television viewing record is 26.7 million viewers for the 2015 Women's World Cup final between the USA and Japan on Fox and Telemundo.

The previous high for the television viewership at the Copa Centenario was the almost 8.1 million viewers who watched the USA-Argentina semifinal.

The 6.9 million viewers for Argentina-Chile on Univision were more than for any NHL game in 2015-16 and any MLB in 2016. The previous high during the Copa Centenario was 5.6 million viewers for the Mexico-Chile quarterfinal.

The Copa Centenario on Univision networks averaged 2.9 million viewers, edging out the average viewership for the 2014 World Cup.

Univision/UniMas U.S. Copa Centenario Viewership:
USA-Argentina, 4,800,000
(June 3), 3,900,000
, 3,500,000
USA-Colombia (June 25), 2,800,000
, 2,400,000
USA-Costa Rica
, 2,500,000

The USA-Argentina and Argentina-Chile games are the two most-watched men's games ever on FS1 and third and fourth most-watched soccer games behind the USA-Colombia and USA-Australia games at the 2015 Women's World Cup.

Largest FS1 Soccer Viewerships:
USA-Colombia, 2015 Women's World Cup
3,311,000 USA-Australia, 2015 Women's World Cup
3,290,000 USA-Argentina, 2016 Copa Centenario
2,979,000 Argentina-Chile, 2016 Copa Centenario
2,333,000 Japan-England, 2015 Women's World Cup
2,132,000 USA-Ecuador, 2016 Copa Centenario
2,061,000 USA-Paraguay, 2016 Copa Centenario
1,600,000 USA-Costa Rica, 2016 Copa Centenario
1,561,000 USA-Mexico, 2015 Concacaf Cup
1,536,000 USA-Colombia, 2016 Copa Centenario
1 comment about "TV Report: Centenario final draws 9.9 million viewers".
  1. Richard Brown, June 28, 2016 at 7:33 a.m.

    I thought the game would draw more then that.

    Maybe because the Mexican fans and the American fans were bummed out.

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