NEW YORK (AP) — The USA’ opening 1-1 draw with Wales on the World Cup was seen by 11.7 million for its English- and Spanish-language broadcasts, up 5% from the Individuals’ 2-1 win over Ghana to start out the 2014 event.
The sport Monday, which kicked off at 2 p.m. EST, was seen by 8,306,000 for Fox’s English-language telecast and three.4 million for the Spanish-language providing on Telemundo, Telemundo digital and Peacock, a part of Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal.
Fox stated the match was seen by 563,000 on streams, the community’s group-stage excessive since taking up U.S. English-language rights for the 2018 event. There have been 1.0 million streams on Telemundo and Peacock, the most-streamed Spanish-language World Cup match.
The 2014 U.S. opener in Brazil, which began at 6 p.m. EDT on a Saturday in mid-June, was seen by 11.1 million on ESPN and 4.8 million on Univision.
That was down from 17.3 million on ABC and Univision for the Individuals’ opening 1-1 draw in opposition to England in South Africa in 2010, a recreation that began at 2:30 p.m. EDT on a Saturday in mid-June.
Fox’s common of 4,026,000 for its first three telecasts this yr was up 193% from the 1,374,000 for the primary three matches in 2018, when the U.S. did not qualify.
Telemundo’s protection averaged 2.6 million for the primary 4 matches, up 73% from 1.5 million for the primary 4 matches 4 years in the past.
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