One of the stories of the Women’s World Cup so far has been the sizable television audiences, and this latest bit of news will only bolster that.
Brazil’s Group C opener against Jamaica last Sunday drew 19.7 million viewers across the country, according to Brazilian women’s sports outlet Dibradoras, which cited a FIFA report.
That’s the second-largest domestic audience for a single match in Women’s World Cup history, after the United States drew 25 million viewers for the 2015 final.
As Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports’ Grant Wahl noted, the Brazil-Jamaica match was shown on the popular Brazilian channel Globo TV, which no doubt helped attract more viewers.
Brazil beat Jamaica 3-0 on the strength of a Cristiane hat trick.
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