2010 World Cup Final Is Most Watched Soccer Game in U.S. TV History, Draws 24.3 Million
Yesterday’s World Cup Final between Spain and the Netherlands drew a total of 24.3 million U.S. viewers, making it the most watched soccer game in U.S. television history, according to The Nielsen Company. The figure, which includes viewership on both ABC and Univision during the two-and-a-half-hour game window (2:30 to 5pm ET), surpasses the record of 19.4 million viewers that tuned in to the U.S.-Ghana match earlier in this World Cup.
Most Watched Soccer Games in the U.S. Rank Date Game Network(s) Viewers 1 7/11/2010 Spain-Netherlands ABC/Univision 24.3 million 2 6/26/2010 USA-Ghana ABC/Univision 19.4 million 3 7/17/1994 Brazil-Italy ABC/Univision 18.1 million 4 7/10/1999 USA-China (women) ABC 18.0 million 5 6/12/2010 USA-England ABC/Univision 17.1 million Source: The Nielsen Company
via Nielsen Wire.