Yesterday’s airing of FC Barcelona’s 2-0 win over defending champ Manchester United averaged 1.43 million viewers (and a 1.1 rating/1.07 million homes) for ESPN making it the most-watched UEFA soccer game in the history of U.S. Cable. The previous record was the 2008 final on ESPN2 that averaged 1.09 million viewers.
Yesterday’s match was also ESPN Deportes’ second most-watched telecast ever, drawing a 9.9 Hispanic coverage ratings and 474,000 Hispanic homes. The most-watched ESPN Deportes telecast was the Euro 2008 Final where Spain beat Germany that drew a 10.1 Hispanic coverage rating.
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