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Telemundo Shatters World Cup & Spanish-Language TV Records With Mexico Win

Mexico World Cup Telemundo

The Mexican national team had a very good Sunday with their shocker 1-0 victory over defending champion Germany in the 2018 World Cup, but Telemundo also a truly most excellent day. Snagging a surging 6.56 million viewers for the 8 AM PT-starting Group F match, the NBCUniversal-owned network saw its best Sunday daytime audience ever with the game, which marked the most watched group stage match ever on Spanish-language TV. With the game erupting from that goal from… Read


Fox Sports Scores Viewership Record With Mexico’s World Cup Win & Brazil Tie With Swiss – Update

(UPDATED WITH VIEWERSHIP NUMBERS) The earth was literally and figuratively shaken by Mexico's 1-0 victory over reigning champions Germany on Sunday in the World Cup. Celebrating fans of our southern neighbor triggered, as my colleague Nancy Tartaglione pointed out earlier today, an artificial earthquake in Mexico City. That big shake came as Hirving Lozano put it in the Die Mannschaft net, which set off the seismic ratings detectors for Fox here in America too, as did the… Read


World Cup: Mexico’s Seismic Defeat Of Germany Scores 26M Viewers For ZDF

Sunday's Germany v Mexico World Cup match, which saw the defending champions defeated 0-1 by El Tri, reportedly set off an artificial earthquake in Mexico City — caused by simultaneous mass jumping after Hirving Lozano's 35th-minute goal. The Mexican win is the latest surprise in the tournament that’s already seen plenty on the pitch since kick-off last Thursday. Unsurprisingly, ratings have been strong across Europe, particularly in Germany where a massive amount of fans… Read


FIFA World Cup: Fox Sports Sets Record With Argentina-Iceland Match; Telemundo Scores Big With First Presentation

Even though the Argentina-Iceland FIFA World Cup match was a 1-1 Group Stage draw, Fox Sports came out on top as a winner, scoring its most-watched match of the  FIFA World Cup tournament. According to Nielsen Media Research, the match raked in an average of 2,973,000 viewers on the Fox broadcast network. The match-up became the most-watched game of the tournament for FOX and FS1 as well as the most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the country since 2016. On… Read


Fox Sports, USGA Apologize For Graphic Language Inadvertently Broadcast

FOX Sports

Fox Sports and the United States Golf Association (USGA) have apologized for the airing of some graphic language on a sexual encounter by some fans that was picked up by a network microphone during the US Open. The audio of the conversation was published by Awful Announcing and can be heard here. Fox has dozens of microphones strategically placed on the course and picked up a conversation between two fans talking about an encounter. "Today, during the live FS1 broadcast… Read


Mexico Beats Germany 1-0 In World Cup, Avenges News Outlet’s Insult

German newspaper Die Welt took a swipe at Mexico today in the name of World Cup soccer, publishing a somewhat inflammatory headline about what Germany would do to them on the pitch by alluding to US President Donald Trump’s plans for a barrier on the border. By hinting at erecting a wall against Mexican soccer’s advance, perhaps the Die Welt editors forgot the not-so-small matter of the Berlin Wall and the pain it caused their own country. Maybe it was intended to fire up… Read


World Cup: France V Australia Scores Big For TF1; Argentina V Iceland Is Hot Euro Draw

Saturday's first afternoon World Cup match saw France labor to a 2-1 win over Australia in its tournament entry, and gave TF1 its best score of the year. The game kicked off at 12PM French time, and brought TF1 69% of the TV audience on a blistering Saturday afternoon. In total, 12.6M viewers tuned in for Les Bleus with a peak of 14.9M. Elsewhere yesterday, underdogs Iceland drew with Lionel Messi's Argentina while Croatia faced off with Nigeria, and Peru met Denmark… Read


World Cup 2018 Ratings Soar For Fox With Ronaldo Stunner In Portugal V Spain Game

There wasn't a lot of action on an encore filled Fox in primetime last night but things were sure kicking on the Rupert Murdoch owned network earlier in the day as Portugal and 2010 champs Spain face-off in the World Cup. Even though it was just Day 2 of the FIFA tournament in Russia, the strong efforts of Spain's Diego Costa and the simply stunning display by Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in what was a 3-3 tie will undoubtedly be one of the best games of the 2018 World… Read


World Cup: Portugal V Spain Rouses Euro Audience With Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick

Now that's more like it. Friday night's riveting World Cup match-up between Portugal and Spain drew a bigger swath of the major European audience compared to Thursday's Russia v Saudi Arabia kickoff. That match played in late-afternoon Thursday — and lacked the kind of star power we saw on the pitch last night in Sochi. In Spain, where kickoff was 8PM last night for La Roja, Mediaset's Telecinco had 10.4M watching as Diego Costa scored twice and Nacho bagged one goal… Read


World Cup Opener Ratings Down From 2014 As Time Zones Take A Toll On Fox

(UPDATED WITH VIEWERSHIP NUMBERS) The opening game of the 2018 World Cup was a winner for Vladimir Putin but not so much for Rupert Murdoch, at least when it comes to the ratings. The Russian President got to strut his stuff on the global soccer stage yesterday and see his boys beat Saudi Arabia a hard 5-0 but the much-courted media mogul took a drubbing almost as hard as the oil rich kingdom. With a 1.6/6 in metered market rating, the early morning West Coast and… Read


Fox Apologizes For World Cup Middle Finger From UK Pop Star Robbie Williams – Update

Robbie Williams

UPDATED with Fox statement: The opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup today featured a welcome speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin, lots of dancing, and UK pop star Robbie Williams flipping the bird – and Fox is sorry for that. The gesture came as Williams performed on the field at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow ahead of the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia, which kicked off the tournament that runs through July 15. It apparently didn’t air in the UK but… Read


How To Watch The 2018 World Cup On TV & Online

World Cup Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off today in Russia, with the host nation taking on Saudi Arabia to launch a month of the world’s top teams (sorry Italy) playing the world’s most popular sport in the world’s most-watched sporting event, with and estimated 3.4 billion expected to tune in worldwide. Coverage will be more widespread than ever thanks to live-streams and apps, and platforms from Fox and Telemundo’s exclusive broadcasts in the U.S. to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube… Read