Update: The Copa Oro finale averaged a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating and nearly 8 million viewers.

Sadly, we don’t usually see fast national data for Univision for Friday and Saturday night until Monday, and last night was no exception, so I don’t have to disclaim how unreliable the fast national numbers are for live sporting events. But let there be no doubt that Univision won the broadcast night with a Fútbol de la Copa Oro (Gold Cup Soccer) championship  from 9-11p ET where Mexico defeated the USA 4-2.

Wednesday night’s Mexico vs. Honduras match scored a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. It’s possible that Univision ordered a special time zone adjusted report and we’ll see some numbers later today, otherwise we should see (and post) final numbers by Monday afternoon.

Among the English broadcast nets four repeats of Cops led Fox to victory with adults 18-49. Two new burnoff episodes of CHAOS averaged a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating between 8-10p.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, June 25, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Cops (R) (Four repeats, 8-10p) 1.1/4 3.56
NBC Minute to Win It (R) 0.6/2 2.90
CBS CHAOS (2 Episodes 8-10p) 0.5/2 3.24
ABC 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (R) 0.4/2 1.82
9:00 NBC Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R) 0.7/2 3.25
ABC Expedition Impossible (R) 0.5/2 1.95
10:00 CBS 48 Hours Mystery 0.9/3 4.54
NBC Law & Order: Los Angeles (R) 0.8/3 3.70
ABC Rookie Blue (R) 0.5/2 2.36

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