Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico was the most-watched Spanish-language World Cup group stage broadcast in U.S. historical past, drawing 8.9 million viewers on Telemundo tv and the streaming providers of Telemundo and Peacock.
The sport, which began at 2 p.m. EST Saturday, topped the earlier group stage mark of 5.7 million set in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Serbia, a 2 p.m. EST kickoff on Nov. 24. The general U.S. Spanish-language report is 9.2 million on tv for the Netherlands’ 2-1 win over Mexico in a spherical of 16 sport on June 29, 2014, a Sunday match that kicked off at midday EDT.
The Argentina-Mexico match set a report with 2.08 million viewers of the streams on Telemundo and Peacock, topping the 1.35 million for Mexico’s 0-0 draw in opposition to Poland on Tuesday, the networks mentioned.
Telemundo and Peacock are a part of NBC Common, which is owned by Comcast Corp. Fox has U.S. English-language tv rights.