More Than 33 Million Viewers Have Tuned Into Telemundo Deportes’ 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Coverage through Round of 16

Telemundo Deportes Sets Spanish-language World Cup Record with 1.8 BILLION Live Minutes

World Cup Knockout Round Helped Telemundo Deliver its Best-Ever Monday and Tuesday Daytime Audiences

MOSCOW – July 6, 2018 – Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive Spanish-language presentation of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ continues to deliver strong viewership through the Round of 16, reaching 33.5 million TV viewers (through all 56 matches).

Telemundo Deportes’ Total Audience Delivery for the four-day Knockout Round is up 39% from the Group Stage, averaging 3.25 million viewers (vs. 2.33 million). In addition, Telemundo’s TV-only average of 2.8 million viewers for Round of 16 action is up 46% from the network’s Group Stage audience.

World Cup Knockout Round coverage also helped Telemundo deliver its best-ever Monday and Tuesday daytime (9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET) audiences. In addition, the Brazil-Mexico game on Monday ranks as the most-watched weekday daytime program in Telemundo history with an average of 4.4 million viewers (5.0 million for the two-hour match window).

Telemundo Deportes’ digital presentation continues to shatter records. On Tuesday, live streaming via, the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app, and the NBC Sports app, hit 1.8 BILLION live minutes viewed – setting the new Spanish-language World Cup record for live minutes with eight matches still to play. Telemundo Deportes’ digital has also generated a record 120 million livestreams.

Live streaming of the World Cup on and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports apps is powered by NBC Sports Group’s Playmaker Media.

Telemundo 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™ Live Match Viewership (based on two-hour game window only)

Match, DateTAD AverageTelemundo-only Avg. Viewership
Russia-Saudi Arabia, 6/141.54 million viewers1.39 million viewers
Egypt-Uruguay, 6/151.32 million viewers1.20 million viewers
Morocco-Iran, 6/151.07 million viewers952,000 viewers
Portugal-Spain, 6/152.15 million viewers1.86 million viewers
France-Australia, 6/16548,000 viewers492,000 viewers
Argentina-Iceland, 6/162.39 million viewers2.22 million viewers
Peru-Denmark, 6/162.61 million viewers2.45 million viewers
Croatia-Nigeria, 6/162.04 million viewers1.94 million viewers
Costa Rica-Serbia, 6/171.74 million viewers1.66 million viewers
Mexico-Germany, 6/177.42 million viewers7.13 million viewers
Brazil-Switzerland, 6/174.56 million viewers4.36 million viewers*
Sweden-South Korea, 6/18820,000 viewers703,000 viewers
Belgium-Panama, 6/181.83 million viewers1.63 million viewers
Tunisia-England, 6/181.69 million viewers1.48 million viewers
Colombia-Japan, 6/191.79 million viewers1.52 million viewers
Poland-Senegal, 6/191.41 million viewers1.21 million viewers
Russia-Egypt, 6/191.50 million viewers1.27 million viewers
Portugal-Morocco, 6/201.52 million viewers1.27 million viewers
Uruguay-Saudi Arabia, 6/201.68 million viewers1.40 million viewers
Iran-Spain, 6/201.96 million viewers1.64 million viewers
Denmark-Australia, 6/211.08 million viewers916,000 viewers
France-Peru, 6/212.34 million viewers1.97 million viewers
Argentina-Croatia, 6/212.58 million viewers2.04 million viewers
Brazil-Costa Rica, 6/221.91 million viewers1.57 million viewers
Nigeria-Iceland, 6/221.64 million viewers1.35 million viewers
Serbia-Switzerland, 6/221.63 million viewers1.41 million viewers
Belgium-Tunisia, 6/231.40 million viewers1.27 million viewers
South Korea-Mexico, 6/237.19 million viewers6.62 million viewers
Germany-Sweden, 6/233.75 million viewers3.44 million viewers
England-Panama, 6/241.61 million viewers1.51 million viewers
Japan-Senegal, 6/242.53 million viewers2.39 million viewers
Poland-Colombia, 6/243.79 million viewers3.55 million viewers
Uruguay-Russia, 6/251.93 million viewers1.67 million viewers
Saudi Arabia-Egypt, 6/2544,000 viewers38,000 viewers
Iran-Portugal, 6/251.95 million viewers1.67 million viewers
Spain-Morocco, 6/25291,000 viewers153,000 viewers
Australia-Peru, 6/261.70 million viewers1.50 million viewers
Denmark-France, 6/26114,000 viewers81,000 viewers
Nigeria-Argentina, 6/262.86 million viewers2.39 million viewers
Iceland-Croatia, 6/2697,000 viewers41,000 viewers
Mexico-Sweden, 6/275.21 million viewers4.42 million viewers
South Korea-Germany, 6/27196,000 viewers151,000 viewers
Serbia-Brazil, 6/272.56 million viewers2.12 million viewers
Switzerland-Costa Rica, 6/27145,000 viewers109,000 viewers
Senegal-Colombia, 6/282.28 million viewers1.89 million viewers
Japan-Poland, 6/2838,000 viewers29,000 viewers
England-Belgium, 6/281.61 million viewers1.36 million viewers*
Panama-Tunisia, 6/2897,000 viewers89,000 viewers
France-Argentina, 6/303.73 million viewers3.51 million viewers
Uruguay-Portugal, 6/303.96 million viewers3.81 million viewers
Spain-Russia, 7/13.64 million viewers3.53 million viewers
Croatia-Denmark, 7/13.19 million viewers3.11 million viewers
Mexico-Brazil, 7/25.48 million viewers4.96 million viewers
Belgium-Japan, 7/21.74 million viewers1.61 million viewers
Sweden-Switzerland, 7/31.38 million viewers1.28 million viewers
Colombia-England, 7/32.94 million viewers2.74 million viewers
Average2.17 million viewers1.96 million viewers

(*Includes NBCSN Simulcast)

Source: Nielsen, L+SD, fast national cume based on 6 minute qualifier, 6/14/18-7/3/18; Adobe Analytics


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