Comment
0
Tweet
0
Print
RSS Feeds

Champions League final rating up 36 percent in US

Friday - 5/30/2014, 9:50pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Real Madrid's win over crosstown rival Atletico in last weekend's Champions League final drew a U.S. English-language television audience 36 percent higher than for Bayern Munich's victory over Borussia Dortmund in last year's title game.

Last Saturday's match had a 1.1 rating and 3 share with 1.9 million viewers, Fox said Friday, up from a 0.9/2 and 1.4 million viewers last year.

The combined English- and Spanish-language U.S. audience of 3.1 million was up 48 percent from last year's 2.1 million and was the second-most watched Champions League final on U.S. television behind the 4.2 million for Barcelona's victory over Manchester United in 2011.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.