FIFA Women’s World Cup Final “USA vs. Japan” on Telemundo Ranks as the Most Watched Women’s Match on Spanish Language TV Ever with Nearly 1.3M Viewers
MIAMI-July 6, 2015- TELEMUNDO’S Spanish-language U.S. broadcast of the widely anticipated final match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ between USA and Japan delivered 1.27 million total viewers, up 97% vs. the 2011 U.S. Spanish-language broadcast of the final, becoming the most watched game of a FIFA Women’s World Cup in U.S. Spanish-language TV, according to Nielsen. Called by the internationally acclaimed sportscaster Andres Cantor with commentary from soccer expert Sammy Sadovnik, the game also delivered 707,000 adults 18-49 who watched the USA beat Japan 5-2 and gain the World Cup for the third time. Viewership on TELEMUNDO peaked during the final half-hour with 1.67 million viewers. On the digital front, the final match delivered 19,328 livestreams, up 342% from the tournament average.
In addition to Sunday’s record-setter, TELEMUNDO has the second- and fifth-most-watched women’s soccer matches in history including the 2015 Women’s World Cup group stage games featuring Colombia-Mexico (664,000 viewers) and England-Mexico (638,000).
This year, TELEMUNDO, NBC UNIVERSO and NBCDeportes.com broadcast an unprecedented offering of all 52 FIFA Women’s World Cup Matches™ live in multiple platforms, more than any other media group in the history of U.S. Spanish-language television.
Source: Nielsen, NPM, Live+SD, 7/5/15, fast national ratings. Adobe Analytics, US Only.
TELEMUNDO, a division of NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. TELEMUNDO’s multiple platforms include the TELEMUNDO Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; TELEMUNDO Digital Media, which distributes TELEMUNDO’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices and www.telemundo.com; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned TELEMUNDO as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 120 countries in over 40 languages.