USA-Japan World Cup Final on Telemundo breaks Spanish language TV record
MIAMI (Via Telemundo) – TELEMUNDO’S Spanish-language U.S. broadcast of the widely anticipated final match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 between USA and Japan delivered 1.27 million total viewers, up 97% vs. the 2011 U.S. Spanish-language broadcast of the final, becoming the most watched game of a FIFA Women’s World Cup in U.S. Spanish-language TV, according to Nielsen.
Called by the internationally acclaimed sportscaster Andres Cantor with commentary from soccer expert Sammy Sadovnik, the game also delivered 707,000 adults 18-49 who watched the USA beat Japan 5-2 and gain the World Cup for the third time. Viewership on TELEMUNDO peaked during the final half-hour with 1.67 million viewers. On the digital front, the final match delivered 19,328 livestreams, up 342% from the tournament average.
In addition to Sunday’s record-setter, TELEMUNDO has the second- and fifth-most-watched women’s soccer matches in history including the 2015 Women’s World Cup group stage games featuring Colombia-Mexico (664,000 viewers) and England-Mexico (638,000).
This year, TELEMUNDO, NBC UNIVERSO and NBCDeportes.com broadcast an unprecedented offering of all 52 FIFA Women’s World Cup Matches live in multiple platforms, more than any other media group in the history of U.S. Spanish-language television.
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