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Gold Cup Quarterfinal Matches On Univision A Knockout Hit With Viewers

By Univision PR Team

Jul 1, 2019

Mexico vs. Costa Rica Delivers Highest Rated Men’s Soccer Match of the Year and Most-Watched Gold Cup Contest Since 2015 Final

USA vs. Curacao Match Becomes USMNT’s Best Rated Performance of 2019

MIAMI – JULY 1, 2019 – With eight teams fighting to stave off elimination, Univision Deportes scored big ratings during this weekend’s tightly contested Gold Cup quarterfinal action on Univision and Univision Deportes Network (UDN). Univision Deportes’ telecast of the Gold Cup quarterfinals averaged 1.8 Total Viewers 2+ and 906,000 Adults 18-49 and delivered the highest rated men’s soccer match of the year and most-watched Gold Cup match since 2015 final featuring Jamaica vs. Mexico. To-date, Univision Deportes’ Gold Cup coverage has generated the four top-rated men’s soccer matches of 2019.

The Mexico National Team continues to be a force both on the field and in the ratings as its victory on Saturday night over Costa Rica on Univision/UDN drew 2.9 million Total Viewers 2+ and 1.5 million Adults 18-49 to become the top men’s match this year. The contest, airing from 10:00 p.m. – 12:58 a.m. ET, peaked during the 12:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET half hour with 3.3 million Total Viewers 2+ and 1.8 million Adults 18-49. Through its four Gold Cup matches, the MNT has averaged 2.7 million Total Viewers 2+ and 1.4 million Adults 18-49 and scored the four most-watched men’s matches of the year.

USMNT’s 1-0 win over Curacao on Sunday night on Univision/UDN was the team’s most-watched match since September 2018. Airing from 8:30 – 10: 30 p.m. ET, the contest delivered 1.6 million Total Viewers 2+ and 756,000 Adults 18-49, peaking from 10:00 – 10:30 p.m. ET with 1.8 million Total Viewers 2+ and 889,000 Adults 18-49. Overall, the USMNT has averaged 1.2 million Total Viewers 2+ and 510,000 Adults 18-49 during Gold Cup play.

Saturday’s exciting doubleheader quarterfinal action kicked off with Haiti-Canada. The 3-2 result in favor of Haiti generated 1.2 million Total Viewers 2+ and 496,000 Adults 18-49 during its two-hour game window. Meanwhile, on Sunday, Jamaica’s late goal secured a 1-0 victory, drawing 1 million Total Viewers 2+ and 450,000 Adults 18-49 and moving the team one step closer to Sunday’s final.

Semifinal action on Univision/UDN gets underway tomorrow night as Mexico faces Haiti at 10:00 p.m. ET. The USMNT take on Jamaica Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Source: Nielsen, NPM, Live data

Local Highlights
Mexico vs. Costa Rica: Saturday, June 29th (10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET, live across time zones)

In Los Angeles and Houston, the Mexico vs. Costa Rica match on Univision was the most-watched program of the week among Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49.

The Mexico vs. Costa Rica match on Univision was the No. 1 program of the day on Saturday among:

  • Total Viewers 2+ in Los Angeles
  • Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Phoenix
  • Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago
  • Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas

Coverage of Copa Oro Quarterfinal: Mexico vs. Costa Rica made Univision the No. 1 broadcast station during the match window (10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET, live across time zones) among:

  • Total Viewers 2+ in Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento
  • Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento
  • Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento

USA vs. Curacao: Sunday, June 30th (8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET, live across time zones)

Coverage of Copa Oro Quarterfinal: USA vs. Curacao made Univision the No. 1 broadcast station during the match window (8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. ET, live across time zones) among:

  • Total Viewers 2+ in Los Angeles and Houston
  • Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Dallas and San Francisco,
  • Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento

The USA vs. Curacao match on Univision was the No. 1 program of the day on Sunday among:

  • Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 in Houston

Haiti vs. Canada: Saturday, June 29th (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET, live across time zones)

Coverage of Copa Oro Quarterfinal: Haiti vs. Canada made Univision the No. 1 broadcast station during the match window (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET, live across time zones) among:

  • Total Viewers 2+ in Los Angeles
  • Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix
  • Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, Miami, Houston and Phoenix

Jamaica vs. Panama: Sunday, June 30th (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET, live across time zones)

Coverage of Copa Oro Quarterfinal: Jamaica vs. Panama made Univision the No. 1 broadcast station during the match window (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET, live across time zones) among:

  • Total Viewers 2+ in Los Angeles and Sacramento
  • Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas and Sacramento
  • Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and Sacramento

Nielsen, NSI, Preliminary Overnights, Copa Oro Quarterfinals 2019: Haiti vs. Canada (Day 13: 6/29/19) aired on Univision (Match Window: 7:00pm-9:00pm ET, live across time zones). Mexico vs. Costa Rica (Day 13: 6/29/19) aired on Univision (Match Window: 10:00pm-1:00am ET, live across time zones). Jamaica vs. Panama (Day 14: 6/30/19) aired on Univision (5:30pm-7:00pm ET, live across time zones). USA vs. Curacao (Day 14: 6/30/19) aired on Univision (8:30pm-10:30pm ET, live across time zones). Programs of the week include broadcast and cable programming from Monday 6/24/19- Sunday 6/30/19. Copa America Quarterfinals: Brazil vs. Paraguay aired on UVSO (6/27/19, 8:00pm-11:00pm ET, live across time zones). Venezuela vs. Argentina aired on Telemundo (6/28/19, 2:30pm-5:00pm ET, live across time zones). Colombia vs. Chile aired on Telemundo (6/28/19, 6:30pm-9:45pm ET, live across time zones). Uruguay vs. Peru aired on Telemundo (6/29/19, 2:30pm-5:30pm ET, live across time zones).  Rankings based on DMA impressions rounded to the thousand. Live+SD. 

Visit corporate.univision.com for more information on Univision, and follow @UnivisionPRTeam on Twitter and Instagram.

CONTACT:  Kevin Sornatale
212-455-5259
ksornatale@univision.net

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