The match between the Spanish team and the Swedish team in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday was the most watched match in the history of the Women’s World Cup, with 1.9 million viewers and a screen share of 45 .4 percent, according to a statement from RTVE.
Spain beat Sweden (2-1) to win the ticket to the final of the tournament for the first time in its history. And he did it before an average of 1,921,000 viewers on La 1, with a 45.4 percent share. “It was the most watched space on Tuesday and the most watched game in the history of a women’s soccer World Cup,” RTVE reported.
The fans turned to the national team, which at some point was followed on television by more than 3.7 million people. In addition, it achieved the golden minute at 11:53 am, with 2,776,000 viewers and a 53.6 percent audience share.
The post-match also achieved good data with 1.7 million viewers, a 36.8 percent share, and 3.2 million who watched at some point after the match. The pre-match also stood out, with a 27.3 percent share and more than 600,000 viewers.
Record in New Zealand
With a record attendance of 43,217 spectators, the historic victory of the Spanish team against Sweden was the most watched match in New Zealand stadiums, where more than 700,000 tickets were also sold for the 29 matches that took place in the country. A total of 708,743 tickets were purchased by fans to watch the matches at the antipodes between the 32 best teams in the world, well above the goal of 500,000 set by the New Zealand government.
Spain’s overwhelming victory was also followed by tens of thousands of fans on social networks and live broadcasts, who staged a veritable barrage of publications on the networks, with the match appearing among the trends of the Internet. And it is that the Spanish fans have not disappointed: a record audience of 320,138 spectators watched and supported the Spanish in their victory over the Netherlands in the quarterfinals, which began at 3:00 in Spain.
This is the highest number of viewers for any broadcast in that time slot in the country so far this century, according to FIFA. The event had an average participation rate of 31.7%, the second highest recorded in the tournament to date and only behind the match between Switzerland and Spain in the round of 16 (37.6%).
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