Rapid TV News - Argentina v Nigeria nets big World Cup ratings for FOX
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Argentina’s 2-1 World Cup victory over Nigeria led the day in the US on Tuesday (26 June), attracting 2.97 million viewers across FOX broadcast network and streaming sources.

argentina 29 june 2018On FOX alone, the audience averaged 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched non-US third-round Group Stage match on English language television in nearly three decades, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The match, which peaked at 3.24 million viewers, was up 45% from the corresponding Group Stage match in 2014 (Japan v Colombia, 1.8 million viewers).

Through Matchday 13, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is averaging just over 2 million viewers per game across FOX and FS1, up 1% from the complete Group Stage average of the last four World Cups, including US matches, and 21% from the complete Group Stage average of the last four World Cups, excluding US matches.

To date, the top five local markets for FIFA World Cup viewing on FOX Sports networks are Washington DC, Miami, Austin, San Francisco and Providence.

The Argentina v Nigeria match is the most-streamed event of the tournament so far, with a match-only average-minute audience of 398,000 and 990,000 unique streamers. It ranks as the third-most-streamed event of any sport on FOX streaming services.

Tuesday was FOX Sports’ biggest day for unique streamers so far in the tournament, with 1.4 million, growing 8% over the previous high on Matchday 8 (1.3 million).