Americans’ World Cup-ending loss seen by 16.5M on US TV

Dec 5, 2022, 8:08 AM | Updated: 9:39 am
Soccer fan Misty Alvarez reacts at watch party after the Netherlands scored a goal on the United St...

Soccer fan Misty Alvarez reacts at watch party after the Netherlands scored a goal on the United States in the Qatar 2022 World Cup Round of 16 soccer match, in Los Angeles, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States’ tournament-ending 3-1 loss to the Netherlands at the World Cup was seen by 16.5 million on U.S. English- and Spanish-language television and digital streams, according to figures released by Fox and Telemundo.

Fox said its coverage of the round of 16 match, which started at 10 a.m. EST on Saturday, was viewed by an average of 12.9 million. That included almost 600,000 on its digital streaming services.

Telemundo said its Spanish-language coverage was seen by 3.58 million, including 1.26 million for its digital streams on Telemundo and Peacock.

Viewers were down from the previous two U.S. round of 16 matches, according to figures provided by Nielsen. The 2-1 extra-time loss to Belgium in 2014, which began at 5 p.m. EDT on a Tuesday, was seen by 18.1 million on ESPN and Univision. The 1-0 extra-time loss to Ghana in 2010, which kicked off at 2:30 p.m. EDT on a Saturday, was viewed by 17.9 million on ABC and Univision.

The top U.S. markets for the viewership of the United States-Netherlands match were Cincinnati, with a 10.4 rating and 33 share; Washington, D.C. (9.9/33), Kansas City (9.9/33) and Austin, Texas (9.8/35). The rating is the percentage of television households in a market tuned to a telecast, and the share is the percentage among households with TVs on at the time.

Fox said data from Nielsen on the West Coast markets, which were impacted by the 7 a.m. PST start time, will not be available until later this week.

Telemundo and Peacock are divisions of NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast Corp.

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              Fans watch a broadcast of the United States World Cup soccer game against Netherlands at the Oculus Plaza, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
            
              Victor Riobueno holds a stuffed toy eagle as he watches a World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and the United States at the Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Coral Gables, Fla. The Netherlands won 3-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
            
              Fans react during a watch party at the Smithfield Hall NYC, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, New York, after the Netherlands scored a goal against the United States in the Qatar 2022 World Cup Round of 16 soccer match.(AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
            
              Soccer fan Misty Alvarez reacts at watch party after the Netherlands scored a goal on the United States in the Qatar 2022 World Cup Round of 16 soccer match, in Los Angeles, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Fans of the United States soccer team Eesha Pendharkar, right, and Dania Abdalla react as they watch on television at a bar in Washington the United States team play against the Netherlands during their World Cup soccer match, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Americans’ World Cup-ending loss seen by 16.5M on US TV