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Univision Deportes saw record-breaking ratings in the US for its telecast of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) semi-final round, according to data from Nielsen.

CL 16 may 2019The four matches, simulcast on Univision Network and Univision Deportes Network (UDN), delivered an average of 705,000 Total Viewers 2+, attracting the largest audience ever for a UCL semifinal round, regardless of television network or language. The performance marked the first time Spanish-language telecasts of the semifinals out-performed the English-language telecasts among Total Viewers 2+ (+18%) since 2013.

The semis were highlighted by the thrilling FC Barcelona-Liverpool FC matchup, which delivered the top two most-watched UCL semifinal contests of all-time in Total Viewers 2+.

Airing Tuesday, 7 May, the second and decisive leg was the most-watched UCL semifinal contest in US television history - on any network and in any language - averaging 797,000 Total Viewers 2+ on Univision and UDN.

The delivery bested TNT’s broadcast of the match by +12% among Total Viewers 2+. Meanwhile, Liverpool-Barcelona’s semifinal match on Wednesday, May 1 averaged 789,000 Total Viewers 2+ on Univision and UDN, +16% over TNT’s telecast.

Liverpool and Tottenham will face off in the UEFA Champions League final on 1 June.