USA-England semifinal draws Fox's highest-rating for Women's World Cup

Tuesday's USA-England match on Fox was watched by an average of 7,025,000 viewers.

The game posted a 5.5 household rating in overnight metered markets, making it the highest-rated match of the tournament so far.

The total viewership, though, was down from the 8.4 million viewers who watched the USA-Germany semifinal in 2015 that had the advantage of airing in prime time.

2019 Women's World Cup:
AVG. MATCH (NETWORK)
2,720,000 Game 1: USA-Thailand (Fox)
5,408,000 Game 2: USA-Chile (Fox)
3,880,000 Game 3: USA-Sweden (Fox)
3,349,000 Game 4: USA-Spain (FS1)
6,335,000 Game 5: USA-France (Fox)
7,386,000 Game 6: USA-England (Fox)
Note: TV+streaming.

2015 Women's World Cup:
AVG. MATCH (NETWORK)
3,311,000 Game 1: USA-Australia (FS1)
4,492,000 Game 2: USA-Sweden (Fox)
5,043,000 Game 3: USA-Nigeria (Fox)
4,720,000 Game 4: USA-Colombia (FS1)
5,736,000 Game 5: USA-China (Fox)
8,400,000 Game 6: USA-Germany (Fox)
25,400,000 Game 7: USA-Japan (Fox)
Note: TV only.

-- England's semifinal defeat attracted the highest peak television audience of the year so far on British television with 11.7 million watching on BBC One during a five-minute period in the second half. It even topped the Liverpool-Tottenham final in the UEFA Champions League, which drew a peak audience of 11.3 million after pay network BT made the game available for free on various linear and digital platforms.

-- The Netherlands-Sweden semifinal on NPO1 recorded Dutch TV’s highest-ever audience for a live women’s match with 5.015 million viewers -- 31.6 percent of all potential TV viewers in the Netherlands. It was the most-watched program on Dutch television since the Netherlands-Argentina in the 2014 World Cup semifinals.
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