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Fox/Telemundo Set New Record For U.S. Soccer Audience With WWC Final

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 07 / 15

Fox and Telemundo on Sunday night finished with a combined 26.7 million viewers for the U.S.-Japan FIFA Women’s World Cup final, marking the most-viewed soccer match ever on U.S. TV. The match passes the '14 men’s World Cup final, which saw ABC and Univision draw 26.5 million viewers for...

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