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UEFA Champions League Final on FOX Sports is second most-watched ever with 2M viewers

Chelsea had been out-played for most of the match, but only trailed Bayern Munich 1-0 in the 2012 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL until lightning struck in the 88th minute and Didier Drogba tied the score with a header off a corner kick. Thirty minutes of scoreless, dramatic extra-time ensued forcing the most prestigious title in European club soccer to be settled by penalty kicks. Again, it was Drogba who connected on the game’s final shot giving Chelsea the 4-3 victory and the European crown.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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2010 FIFA World Cup reaches nearly 112 million U.S. viewers

Nielsen reports that an estimated 111.6 million U.S. television viewers watched at least six minutes of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a 22% increase from the 91.4 million reach during the 2006 World Cup.

Nielsen’s research also found that 57% of the total audience reached by World Cup telecasts was male and […]

U.S.-England: Most-Watched FIFA World Cup First-Round Match and Most-Viewed United States Match Since 1994

Saturday’s highly anticipated United States-England match on ABC — which ended in a 1-1 tie – is the most-watched FIFA World Cup first-round match among households and viewers, and the most-viewed United States Men’s National Team game since 1994. The two-hour match window (2:30-4:30 p.m. ET) averaged a 7.3 household rating, 8,391,000 households, and 12,956,000 viewers, based on fast nationals.

The 12.956 million is in addition to the 4.110 million who watched the game on Univision, bringing the two-network average to an impressive 17.066 million viewers.

Press releases for the ABC and Univision broadcasts follow after the jump.

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Euro Finals Ratings

The European Championship match between Spain and Germany, in which Spain was victorious 1-0, got a 3.1 overnight rating yesterday on ABC (the final national rating will be available at a later date).  It was the first time that a Euro final was televised on U.S. network television.

As expected, the […]

ESPN2 To Televise Potential Beckham Debut Game

Having not yet debuted in any extensive capacity, David Beckham may do just that for the Los Angeles Galaxy in a MLS game that will be televised this Sunday against Toronto FC on ESPN2.

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Fox Soccer Channel Acquires Rights to Italian Soccer League Games

Fox Soccer Channel has acquired the exclusive rights to Italian professional soccer matches, making it the only English-language network with the rights to air the games.

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