July 30, 2009
For CONCACAF Gold Cup final on FSC
Fox Soccer Channel scored its highest-rated telecast since becoming a Nielsen rated network in October 2008 with the CONCACAF Gold Cup final between the United States and Mexico last Sunday.
Drawing its largest audience ever, the telecast of the showdown between two regional rivals averaged a 0.8 household coverage rating, equating to 267,000 homes nationwide. The match also brought in a record-breaking 0.8 in the male 18-49 demographic, 0.8 in males 18-34 and 0.7 for males 25-54.
The telecast from Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., bested top sports and male-oriented cable channels in the same time slot including ESPN2, NFL Network, Spike TV and ESPN News.
The network had earned strong ratings for numerous other matches, including Barclays Premier League telecasts of Liverpool vs. Chelsea on Feb. 1, 2009 with a 0.5 HH rating and a Manchester United vs. Chelsea showdown on Jan. 11, 2009 which earned a 0.4 HH rating.