The stalemate between the USA and England on Saturday, November 26 in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 gathered a viewership of 19.98 million for English-Spanish language broadcasts.
The Saturday fixture was the highest-viewed men’s soccer game on US television.
The game that commenced on Friday at 2 PM EST was viewed by 15,377,000 viewers on Fox, the highest for a US English-language men’s soccer telecast. The US-England fixture witnessed 6% more than the 14.51 million for Brazil’s penalty-kicks victory against Italy in the final of 1994 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Telemundo saw a viewership of 4.6 million for the US-England fixture, which was the third-most-watch Spanish-language World Cup telecast in the US after Portugal and the United States 2-2 group stage stalemate in 2014 (6.5 million) and Brazil’s 2-0 victory against Serbia on Thursday (5.7 million).
The ongoing multi-team football event has managed to gather impressive viewership numbers so far. England‘s victory over Iran was streamed a record eight million times on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online.