The US women’s national team can’t stop setting records – just not on the field.
FOX Sports announced on Saturday that the USWNT’s scoreless draw against Sweden in Group D action at the Women’s World Cup on Friday night drew an average TV audience of 4.5 million viewers, peaking at 6.4 million viewers.
According to FOX, the match was both the most-watched soccer game ever broadcast by the network and the most-watched Women’s World Cup group stage match ever, eclipsing the previous record set by the USWNT’s tournament opening win against Australia on Monday.
Richmond, Va. and Las Vegas led the way among top markets for the game, with Columbus coming in at fourth.
The US will return to action on Tuesday, when they’ll take on Nigeria at BC Place (8 pm ET, FOX) in the Group D closer.