The UEFA Women’s European Championship 2022 final – a 2-1 England victory against Germany on Sunday delivered an average audience of 971,000 viewers (P2+), making it the most-watched soccer match on ESPN networks in 2022. The audience peaked from 2:15-2:30 p.m. during the second half of overtime with 1.2 million viewers.
England-Germany, the match between two soccer rivals, beat the previous high: 732,000 average viewers on Sunday, June 5, who watched the Wales-Ukraine UEFA World Cup Qualifying Playoff Final on ESPN. The Women’s Euro 2015 final is the most-watched women’s soccer match on ESPN networks since May 30, 2015, USA-South Korea match (998,000 viewers).
The 25-day competition capped an unprecedented summer of women’s sports across ESPN platforms, led by the critically-acclaimed “Fifty/50” content initiative.
The 15 UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 group stage match windows on ESPN2 averaged 172,000 viewers, reflecting a 30 percent increase over the comparable time window (M-F 3-5 pm; 132,000 viewers in June).
- Four quarterfinal matches delivered an average audience of 320,000 viewers, an 86 percent increase compared to the group stage average
- The semifinal matches averaged 326,000 viewers.
Top 5 Women’s Euro 2022 matches:
|Sun, July 31||England vs Germany (Final)||971,000|
|Wed, July 20||England vs Spain (Quarterfinal)||362,000|
|Sat, July 23||France vs Netherlands (Quarterfinal)||359,000|
|Wed, July 27||Germany vs France (Semifinal)||336,000|
|Tue, July 26||England vs Sweden (Semifinal)||315,000|