The US women's soccer team gave the ratings a kick in the grass (see what I did there?) as the game is officially the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history.
The match, carried by Fox, averaged 25.4 million total viewers, peaking with 30.9 million between 8:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. ET, according to Fox Sports.
The match, in which the U.S. women’s team won its first World Cup title since 1999, delivered a 12.9 household rating.
Among the highlights noted by Fox:
- The 2015 USA-Japan final is the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history, obliterating the previous mark of 18,220,000 set by USA-Portugal during last year’s World Cup group stage match (6/22/15) by +39%.
- USA-Japan also shatters prior mark for a women’s soccer match, the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final (17,975,000) by +41%.
- The match beat the audience for the 2011 Women’s World Cup Final, which also featured USA vs. Japan, by +89% (13.5 million).