via press release:
MANCHESTER UNITED-CHELSEA ON FOX
Over 2.1 Million Tune-In to FOX, FOX Soccer & FOX Deportes Combined
Los Angeles — Sunday’s second of three taped-delayed Barclay’s Premier League matches this season on FOX attracted more viewers than the first, according to figures released today by Nielsen Media Research.
The delayed broadcast on FOX featuring Tottenham Hotspur vs. Arsenal FC scored a 1.1 household rating and attracted 1,626,000 viewers, a +10% rating and +1% audience increase over the Manchester United-Chelsea broadcast on Sept. 18 (1.0, 1,611,000), and came within 1,000 viewers of equaling the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final on FOX (1,627,000). The FOX Premier League re-air delivered more total viewers than several televised sports events on competing networks last weekend.
Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Arsenal broke the 2 million viewer level again, delivering a combined audience of 2,127,000 on FOX, FOX Soccer and FOX Deportes on Sunday, -16% compared to the combined Manchester United-Chelsea audience (2.5 million). FOX Soccer’s live coverage recorded a .5 coverage area rating (301,000 viewers), while the live Spanish-language telecast on FOX Deportes drew a 2.1 CAR, with 200,000 total viewers.
The top-10 markets for FOX Sports’ taped-delayed broadcast: New Orleans – 7.5; Kansas City – 3.2; Las Vegas – 2.8; Dallas – 2.7; Jacksonville – 2.6; Austin – 2.5; Detroit – 2.4; Greensboro – 2.4; San Antonio – 2.4; and Washington, D.C. – 2.3.