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Thursday, August 4th, 2016
NBCSN AVERAGES 1.3 MILLION VIEWERS FOR U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER VICTORY TO OPEN RIO OLYMPICS – UP 107% FROM 2012 LONDON OPENER
Thursday’s Full-Day 10.5 Million Live Minutes Streamed Across NBCOlympics.com & the NBC Sports app – Up 84% from 2012
Opening Ceremony for 2016 Rio Olympic Games is Tomorrow, Friday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Next Game is This Saturday, August 6 vs. France at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN
RIO DE JANEIRO – August 4, 2016 – NBCSN averaged 1.3 million viewers for the U.S. women’s soccer team’s 2-0 victory over New Zealand yesterday on the opening day of soccer competition at the Rio Olympics – topping by 107% the viewership for the team’s 2012 London Olympics opener (629,000 viewers for U.S.-France).
Viewership for the match (6-8 p.m. ET), peaked in the second half at 1.6 million viewers between 7:30-7:45 p.m. ET.
Highlighted by goals from Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan, the match averaged a .77 rating on NBCSN – up 93% from the women’s soccer opener in 2012 (.40).
Across NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, viewers streamed 10.5 million live minutes of Thursday’s Olympics coverage (featuring six women’s soccer matches) — up 84% from the corresponding day at the 2012 London Olympics (5.7 million minutes for six matches).
The U.S. women’s soccer team next faces France this Saturday, August 6 at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN. France defeated Colombia 4-0 yesterday.
The Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics is tomorrow, Friday, August 5 at 7:30pm ET/PT on NBC.
About NBC Olympics
A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic Games coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. The London 2012 Olympic Games were watched by 217 million Americans across the networks of NBCUniversal, making it the most-watched event in U.S. television history.