The 2015 Women's World Cup final was not only a historic day for the United States Women's National Team as they lifted their third championship in history, but also due to the massive response from fans and country who wanted to catch the action.
The USWNT's impressive 5-2 victory against Japan brought in eye-popping broadcast numbers that not only equaled previous records but also surpassed them. Canada 2015's final has officially become the most-watched soccer match-both men's and women's- in US television history.
According to Nielsen ratings, FOX's coverage alone brought in a total of 25.4 million average viewers to the channel and peaking at 30.9 million for 12.9 rating; surpassing the USA's 2-2 draw against Portugal at the 2014 World Cup-the previous high-mark for a single network.
Not content, FOX Sports GO also set a new record, 232,000 unique streamers looking to catch the final scored the largest ever authenticated streaming audience in the app's history.
Finally, Telemundo's Spanish coverage of the US' win added 1.27 million viewers into the mix- an incredible 97% increase over the final's coverage in 2011; ending up as the currently most watched game of a FIFA Women’s World Cup in U.S. Spanish-language TV history.
In total, both FOX and Telemundo's coverage secured a total of 26.7 million viewers in the United States, continuing to shake off the stereotypical perception of soccer's importance in the land of the free.