Record-breaking TV Audience for World Cup 2022 Around the World

  • Publish date: Friday، 02 December 2022
Record-breaking TV Audience for World Cup 2022 Around the World

With record-breaking numbers in numerous markets, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 continues to enthrall TV viewers across the world.

In Asia:

A total of 36.37 million people watched Japan vs. Costa Rica group match on Sunday, November 27 across Asia. More than 10 million more people saw their remarkable comeback against Germany in their tournament debut, and this audience was 74% larger than the typical home group stage viewership for the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

11.14 million people watched their tournament opener against Uruguay on Thursday, November 24 in Korean Republic. The broadcast's TV audience increased by 97% from the average for group-stage matches at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and by 18% in Russia in 2018.

In Europe:

One of the most anticipated games of the tournament so far was La Roja vs. Germany on Sunday, Nov. 28, which was watched by 65% of Spanish television viewers. The combined audience for broadcast on La1 and GOL MUNDIAL was 11.9 million, which surpassed the viewership for any group stage match of the FIFA World Cup.

Amazingly, in the Netherlands, 76.6% of all TV viewers saw Cody Gakpo's miracle goal during their 1-1 draw with Ecuador.

This had the largest TV audience in the nation in 2022 and exceeded every match from the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Denmark's match with Les Bleus was aired in France on TF1. The broadcast had a peak audience of 14.56 million people during the last minutes of the game as Kylian Mbappe scored a late winner, averaging 11.6 million viewers per episode. By surpassing 14 million viewers during France's opening match against Australia, this was the tournament's highest peak in France to date.

The highest TV audience for a FIFA World Cup match in Portugal ever watched Portugal's play against Uruguay on Monday, Nov. 28. 5.35 million people in Portugal watched at least a minute of coverage as the squad advanced to the knockout rounds overall. As A Seleço won their second game in a row at the competition, the telecast attracted an audience share of 69.5%. Currently, more than 80% of Portuguese TV viewers have viewed at least one minute of the tournament broadcast.

In the USA:

With a peak audience of 19.65 million people on FOX, the match between the United States and England on Friday, November 25 was the most viewed men's football game in US television history. The second-most viewed FIFA World Cup Group Stage match featuring a United States team in Spanish-language history was broadcast by NBC-Universal on Telemundo.

The following day, when Argentina and Mexico squared off in a pivotal Group C match, the Telemundo broadcast in the US drew in the second-highest audience of any stage in Spanish-language history for the FIFA World Cup.

The same match was broadcast to a national audience of 20.96 million viewers in Mexico. A total of 67.9% of the three channels that carried the game were combined.

This was larger than the highest aggregate rating in the region for any World Cup match played in 2018.

The two-time FIFA World Cup champions' crucial match against Mexico averaged 8.48 million viewers in Argentina, giving them an incredible viewership share of 81.3%.

The program audience was the largest of the competition thus far in the nation and 5% higher than both their opening match against Saudi Arabia and the typical audience for their group stage matches during the FIFA World Cup 2018.

In Canada:

In addition, 4.33 million people, or 68.4% of the Canadian population, watched their crucial match against Croatia on average. This was 12% more than the top combined audience in the region for the 2018 tournament and 17% more than Canada's opening match. In South America, the level of fan engagement for the sport is unmatched.

Follow us on our Whatsapp channel for latest news