July 12, 2024

U.S. loss in Copa America averaged 3.78 million viewers, most-watched non-World Cup match on FS1

Christian Pulisic, left, of the United States, argues a non-call during a Copa America Group C soccer match against Uruguay, Monday, July 1, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The United States’ 1-0 loss to Uruguay in its final Copa America group stage match Monday night averaged 3.78 million viewers.

It was the most-watched non-World Cup soccer telecast on FS1 and the most-watched English-language Copa America telecast in the U.S.

The audience peaked at 4.87 million during the last 15 minutes of the match at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Through Monday night, Copa America games on Fox, FS1 and FS2 were averaging 1.10 million. That’s a 48% jump from 2016, the last time the tournament was held in the U.S.

It has been a successful summer of soccer for Fox, which is also carrying the Euro Championship. Sunday’s 4-1 victory by Spain over Georgia averaged 2.87 million on Fox, making it the most-watched Round of 16 U.S. English-language broadcast on record.