This is what I found on NBCNews.com:
American television viewers turned out in large numbers to see if the U.S. women’s national soccer team, led by Megan Rapinoe, could bring home the title of world champion.
The 2019 Women’s World Cup final Sunday, in which the United States beat the Netherlands 2-0, drew more than 14 million viewers, making it the most-watched soccer event in the U.S. since the 2015 women’s final, according to a statement from Fox Sports, which cited data from media measurement company Nielsen.
Fox’s TV broadcast drew just under 14 million viewers, with another 289,000 viewers streaming the game, according to Fox Sports. The match drew 22 percent more viewers than the Men’s World Cup final played between France and Croatia last year, according to Nielsen data.
The final was also a hit on social media, with the network touting 17.8 million views across various platforms, outpacing the 2018 men’s final by 18 percent, Fox said in a press release.
While the ratings are a win for the U.S. women’s team, the match didn’t beat the last Women’s World Cup final, where the U.S. beat Japan in Canada in 2015. That match drew 25 million viewers. The U.S. team also won on that occasion though the game was broadcast in prime time.
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