Gold Cup Final Earns Near-Record Overnight on FOX

Posted by | July 29, 2013 at 3:32 PM

The presence of the United States helped boost the Gold Cup final to a near record overnight rating on FOX.

The United States/Panama Gold Cup final earned a 1.7 overnight rating on FOX Sunday afternoon, the second-highest overnight ever for a soccer telecast on the network. Prior to this year, the Gold Cup final aired on Fox Soccer.

The only match to earn a higher overnight on FOX was the Manchester United/Barcelona UEFA Champions League final in 2011 (1.8).

Sunday’s match also earned the highest overnight of the year for a soccer telecast on an English-language network, topping the United States/Mexico friendly on ESPN in March (1.6) and the Brazil/Spain Confederations Cup final on ESPN in June (1.5).

The Gold Cup final earned the weekend’s second-largest overnight rating for any sporting event on broadcast, trailing only the final round of the PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open on CBS (1.8).

(Sun. overnight from Fox Sports Media Group)