The MLS Cup sank to its lowest overnight rating since at least the late 1990s.
The Rapids’ championship-winning victory over FC Dallas earned a 0.5 overnight rating on ESPN Sunday night, down 44% from last year (RSL/LA: 0.9, ESPN), and down 29% from 2008 (CMB/NY: 0.7, ABC).
The 0.5 is the lowest for the MLS Cup since at least 1998 (overnights prior to 1999 were not immediately available).
This is the fifth straight year, and the seventh time in eight years, that the MLS Cup has failed to draw at least a 1.0 overnight rating.
Overnight Ratings For MLS Cup Dating Back To 1999