USA’s draw against Wales on Monday was watched by more than 11 million people across the nation.

The USMNT began their World Cup campaign in Qatar by drawing 1-1 against the Welsh side.

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USA led at half-time thanks to Timothy Weah’s strike from Christian Pulisic’s pass.

But Gareth Bale scored a late penalty for Wales to deny Gregg Berhalter’s side a win.

The drama was followed back home by more than 11 million people on television.

There were 8.3 million viewers on FOX Sports – the English-language broadcaster of the tournament in the US.

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And there were also 3.4m people tuning in on Telemundo in Spanish.

It represents a strong start to USMNT’s television viewership back in the US.

The number is not far shy of the 13 million that watched Golden State Warriors beat Boston Celtics to win the NBA title in June.

The game was played at 2pm ET on a Monday as well.


Friday’s game against England looks set to bring in even bigger audience.

But there’s still a long way to go to reach the heights of the NFL.

The top 14 sports broadcasts in the US in 2022 were all NFL games, and the only non-football event in the top 20 was the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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