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FS1 draws biggest audience for qualifier for U.S.-Mexico

Mexico’s Carlos Vela shoots a free kick during a World Cup soccer qualifying match against the U.S. at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Sunday, June 11, 2017. United States’ Michael Bradley scored a stunning early goal from about 40 yards and the U.S. hung on for a 1-1 tie. (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press)
Mexico’s Carlos Vela shoots a free kick during a World Cup soccer qualifying match against the U.S. at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Sunday, June 11, 2017. United States’ Michael Bradley scored a stunning early goal from about 40 yards and the U.S. hung on for a 1-1 tie. (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press)

CHICAGO – The United States’ 1-1 draw at Mexico in a World Cup qualifier Sunday night drew the biggest audience for such a game in FS1 history, according to Nielsen Media Research.

FS1 attracted 2,052,000 viewers. Viewership built throughout the match and peaked at 2.8 million viewers from 10-10:15 p.m. EDT.

Earlier this week, Spanish-language Univision announced it drew the most viewers in the U.S. for any soccer match this year.

Univision attracted an average of 4.5 million viewers for the game from Azteca Stadium. Additionally, it was the top World Cup qualifying match in any language on any network in more than four years, since March 26, 2013.


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