The Mexican team had a very good Sunday with their shocker 1-0 win over Germany in the 2018 World Cup debut of the North American nation and the current champions but Telemundo had a truly most excellent day yesterday.
Snagging a surging 6.56 million viewers for the 8 AM PT starting Group F match, the NBCUniversal owned network scored a win for the day, had its best Sunday daytime audience ever and was the most watched group stage match ever on Spanish-language TV. With the game erupting from that goal from Hirving Lozano at the 35-minute mark, the overall sets of eyeballs are also the most for any Mexico World Cup group stage match in any language on any network since the stats started to be collected in 1994.
Or to put it another way — GOOOAAAAL!
Correspondingly, if the power of Hispanic audience was in any doubt, Telemundos viewership of the Fathers Day match topped the same game in English on Fox Sports 1 by 46%.
Then, theres the realities of contemporary TV consumption with streaming and other platforms. All of which, once you factor in TelemundoDeportes.com plus the Telemundo En Vivo and NBC Sports apps, pushes the viewership for the Mexicos first World Cup win over Germany up 7.4 million. The game was the most live-streamed event that Telemundo has ever had, with 1.1 million unique online viewers.
In the 9:30 – 9:45 AM PT slot, the game peaked to a height of 8 million viewers. So, even when you add the Telemundo and Fox averge numbers together, nearly 11 million people in the United States watched yesterdays game.
When you look at just the Telemundo broadcast results alone, that 6.56 million seems just a touch down from the 6.8 million that Univision Deportes had for the Mexico vs. Brazil game that saw the premiere of both teams in the 2014 World Cup. However, that game four years ago was also simulcast on Univision itself, so the numbers are a blend unlike the straight Telemundo results.
Also, for Telemundo, yesterdays game is the new most watched sporting event in the nets long history — no surprise they are all soccer matches.
The next Mexico match is on June 23 against South Korea.
As if we havent said it enough for our fellow North American country – Vamos Mexico!