Argentina’s Copa Quarter-Final Win Sets Record Viewership

Argentina’s Copa Quarter-Final Win Sets Record Viewership

On Thursday, Argentina’s dramatic penalty shootout victory over Ecuador in the Copa America quarterfinals set new records for viewership. According to Fox reports, the exciting encounter attracted an incredible 1.87 million viewers, making it the most-watched Copa America quarterfinal in the history of English-language TV broadcasts in the United States that did not feature the United States.

This astounding number represents a 482% increase over the average viewership of the Copa America quarterfinals in 2021 and a 57% increase over the same period in 2016.

The thrilling 4-2 victory over Argentina on penalties, the reigning champions, captured the attention of many and highlighted the popularity of Lionel Messi’s team, who are competing for a record 16th Copa America title. As they are ready to play Canada in the opening semi-final on Tuesday in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the team’s odyssey continues. Colombia and Uruguay will face off in Wednesday’s second semi-final in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This year’s Copa America is emerging as a major event for American football fans, with such a sharp increase in attendance. The final, which will take place in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Sunday, is drawing near with increasing anticipation.