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Women's World Cup Final's Overnight Rating Eclipses That Of '99 U.S. VictoryPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 06 / 15
Fox’ coverage of the U.S.-Japan FIFA Women’s World Cup final yesterday, in which the U.S. scored four goals in the first 16 minutes en route to a 5-2 win, drew a 15.2 overnight rating, marking the best figure on record for a soccer match in the U.S. on a single net. That figure passes th...
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