US World Cup return vs Wales viewed by 11.7 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States’ opening 1-1 draw with Wales at the World Cup was viewed by 11.7 million for its English- and Spanish-language broadcasts, up 5% from the Americans’ 2-1 win over Ghana to start 2014.

The game Monday afternoon was seen by 8,306,000 for Fox’s English-language telecast and 3.4 million for the Spanish-language offering on Telemundo, Telemundo digital and Peacock.

The 2014 U.S. opener in Brazil was seen by 11.1 million on ESPN and 4.8 million on Univision. That was down from 17.3 million on ABC and Univision for the Americans’ opening 1-1 draw against England in South Africa in 2010.

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