TV Watch: Univision sets record for Champions League final viewership

Sunday's UEFA Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Paris St. Germain averaged 2.05 million viewers on Univision, the most ever on Spanish-language television and up 41 percent from the viewership for the 2018-19 final, the first on Univision.

The match, simulcast on TUDN, is the fourth most-viewed final ever regardless of language. The largest audience on a single network was 2.6 million viewers for the 2010 final between Barcelona and Manchester United on Fox. The 2010 game also drew the previous largest audience on Spanish-language television: 1.57 million viewers on Fox Deportes.

Univision set its own viewership records for coverage of the round of 16 (Barcelona vs. Napoli, 967,000), quarterfinals (Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona, 1.36 million) and semifinals (Bayern Munich vs. Lyon, 963,000).

“This historic streak reaffirms for us that our big bet on European soccer has paid off as we strengthen our position as the undisputed home of soccer," said Univision Sports president Juan Carlos Rodriguez. "We know our audience and their passion and fervor for world-class soccer is unmatched."

Univision has one more year on its current deal with UEFA and already extended its agreement for three more years.

2 comments about "TV Watch: Univision sets record for Champions League final viewership".
  1. John Bauman, August 25, 2020 at 11:34 a.m.

    I wonder how many non-Spanish Speakers watched the prelims on Univisiion?   I did because I wasn't about to pay CBS for stuff that used to be free.

  2. George Varsa, August 25, 2020 at 2:53 p.m.

    i also watched the last 3 Champions League games on Univision. Screw CBS

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