Manchester United-Chelsea Sets FA Cup Record on FOX Soccer

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Network Adds Two Top-Five Most-Watched List in Five Day Span

Los Angeles – FOX Soccer’s live telecast of Manchester United’s 2-2 tie with Chelsea in the FA Cup Round 6 on Sunday afternoon (3/10), called by Gus Johnson and Ian Wright, is the network’s most-watched FA Cup match ever, according to Nielsen Media Research.  That day, 460,000 viewers saw The Red Devils play The Blues to a draw on its legendary home pitch, Old Trafford.  In addition to being an FA Cup record, the match is the fifth most-watched contest of any kind in FOX Soccer history.  That comes on the heels of last Tuesday’s (3/5)  Manchester United Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match which is now the network’s most-watched Champions League match and third-most-watched contest of any kind.

Here are FOX Soccer’s five most-watched matches ever:

1)         June 25, 2011              – USA vs. Mexico Gold Cup Final (1.1 million viewers)
2)         February 6, 2011         – Chelsea vs. Liverpool Barclays Premier League (579,000)
3)         March 5, 2013             – Manchester United vs. Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Round of 16 (520,000)
4)         October 28, 2012        – Chelsea vs. Manchester United Barclays Premier League (499,000)
5)         March 10, 2013           – Manchester United vs. Chelsea FA Cup Round 6 (460,000)




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