Almost 27 MILLION Watched the Women’s World Cup Final in U.S.

Filed under: TV, Women's World Cup

So, the television ratings were even massiver (not a word) than the MASSIVE number that we thought earlier this morning.

Originally we went with, “Over 20 million viewers” as the headline because we were just looking at the overnights…. but then the Final numbers came in and they were almost a quarter more than we thought.

Check it out guys, almost 27 MILLION people watched the game in the United States.

Fox’s updated report states that, “The USA’s emphatic 5-2 victory over Japan in the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015™ final, America’s first Women’s World Cup championship since 1999, is the most- watched soccer match in U.S. history, according to Nielsen. The match posted a prodigious 12.9 household rating/share with 25.4 million viewers, and peaked at 30.9 million between 8:30-8:45 PM ET.

I’m going to post that last sentence again and put it in bold print:

The match posted a prodigious 12.9 household rating/share with 25.4 million viewers, and peaked at 30.9 million between 8:30-8:45 PM ET.

If you add in NBC’s Telemundo coverage which stated that its telecast averaged 1.27 million viewers, you get to over 26 million.

Fox’s press release also adds that “43.2 million viewers watched all or part of last night’s final” and that this was the most-watched telecast since the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament championship game on CBS.

We already know that the already beat the NBA Finals, and the NHL Finals, and MLB’s game 7.

Basically, what this all shakes out to, is that this was the most watched sporting event on American television in the last few years, at least as a single event, than the Super Bowl.

Staggering 25.4 Million Viewers Witness USA Defeat Japan to Win Coveted FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015 Title – FOX Sports Press

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Steven Gerrard x LA Galaxy Match Day Poster

Filed under: Art, Culture & Lifestyle, Friends, LA Galaxy, Steven Gerrard

steven-gerrard-la-galaxy-poster

The LA Galaxy have been doing an incredible job with their match day posters. Commissioning some really impressive artists to create artwork that celebrates a particular match has been really cool to see from afar.

We found ourselves in an enviable position when the opportunity arose to work on one of these match day posters. And it happened to work out that the poster would be for Steven Gerrard’s debut with the club.

We have a friend named Tony, aka The Tonus, who is an incredible artist. He did some work for us years ago, and when this opportunity arose, it was a no brainer to turn to him.

Tony has a series of art pieces that he has been doing called “Hand Over The Hero.” The work varies, but the narrative remains constant. There is a hero and there are hands handing them over. In this case, the hero is Steven Gerrard. He is featured in his new LA Galaxy kit and he is being handed over by Liverpool. The club he has spent his entire career at. The club where he became a hero, is now passing him over to his new club.

We think the concpet is on point. That it pays tribute to his former club while celebrating the arrival at his new club. It was definitely a fun project to be a part of and we are pretty honored that we got to be a part of this.

There will be a very limited number of these that will be available for purchase. Email us at contact@bumpypitch.com for details.

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FA Twitter FAIL

Filed under: English Football Association, EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights

Two GIANT steps backwards…..  And tweet deleted.

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JAY Z, BEYONCÉ and BLUE IVY CARTER x USWNT Kits for Women’s World Cup

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Jay Z, US Women, Women's World Cup

USA!

A photo posted by Jay Z (@shawn.carter) on

A couple of things here.

For one, I bet not a lot of you knew that Hov has an “active” instagram account.

Then, I’m sure you may have forgotten that Jay, on the low a few years ago, kicked the tires on the idea of buying into Arsenal.

My guy is a footy guy.

Bey is too. I dont think we can EVER forget this: BEYONCÉ In A Brazil Kit Is Picture Almost Perfection* – TOW

But, the unofficial royal family of the United States brought out the US Kits.

U.S.A

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

I’m racking my brain trying to figure out what the significance is of the number 4 shirt. It’s Becky Sauerbrunn, who we love (and who was waering Yeezy Boost 350’s at the ceremony today) but I can’t seem to think of a correlation.

Maybe its just the Nike ID kits that they could get. I could be missing something though.

** Updated **

It’s been solved by a hip hop head / TOW fam member Jenny.. The Carters are obsessed with the number four for some reason. Ivy. I V. 4. Duh…. how could I not see that.

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Shouts out to @brooklynaguirre (fitting) for the heads up on this one.

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USMNT’er and NE Rev Jermaine Jones in ESPN The Mag BODY ISSUE

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, ESPN

Great Shoot! Thanks to @espn @espnmag #bodyissue

A photo posted by Jermaine Jones (@jermainejunior) on

Soccer players are getting more run that ever these days.

I happened to keep JJ out of the last post about this years ESPN The Mag BODY ISSUE, because we didn’t know that he was going to be in it.

Then, he dropped pic this on his instagram.

He had a nice conversation with the magazine as well. Full interview with the Mag here:

Jermaine Jones: ‘I will do everything to get back to the World Cup’ – ESPN

So, add him to the list of footballers in the Magazine over the year. Here is the list:

2009: Oguchi Onyewu, Natasha Kai, and Chris Pontius, Bryan Namoff, Clyde Simms, Jaime Morneo, Santino Quaranta and Ben Olsen from DC United
2010: Tim Howard
2011: Hope Solo
2012: Carlos Bocanegra, Abby Wambach
2013: Sydney Leroux
2014: Omar Gonzalez and Megan Rapino
2015: Ali Krieger and Jermaine Jones

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Watch :: Andrea Pirlo’s First Official NYCFC Interview

Filed under: Andrea Pirlo, Interviews, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, NYC FC

Andrea Pirlo's first interview with #NYCFC

Posted by New York City FC on Monday, July 6, 2015

This morning, NYCFC officially announced the signing of World Cup and UEFA Champions League winner Andrea Pirlo.

Andrea, who is one of the most decorated and respected midfielders in soccer, will become the team’s third Designated Player and arrives to New York City FC on a free transfer from the 2015 Champions League finalist Juventus.

Here is his fist interview with his new club and he will join the club on July 21.

Andrea Pirlo to Join New York City FC as Third Designated Player – NYC FC

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Women’s World Cup Final Draws MASSIVE TV RATINGS with over 20 Million Viewers

Filed under: Business, Featured, TV, Women's World Cup

WE…together #USWNT23 and #BestFansInTheWorld, are World Cup Champions. #OneNationOneTeam

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The final numbers arent calculated but the overnights are in. And. Yeah. The numbers are humongous!!!

Long story short, this when its all said and done will be the most watched soccer game in United States Soccer history.

womens world cup final tv rating via TVbythenumbers

For comparison and context here, the USMNT game against Portugal last year in the world cup had about 18 million viewers in the United States.

The overnights for USWNT v. Japan have them at 20 million plus at least, and the ‘peak viewers’ numbers will settle above 21 or 22 probably….

For even more comparison, and you know how I like to bring basketball in to this whole thing, is if you look at the latest NBA Finals numbers.

The Cleveland Cavs and the Golden State Warriors squared off and one could probably say that they are the two most popular teams in the NBA (unless you’re a Lakers fan and really know whats up) which resulted in them having the most popular NBA Finals broadcast since the Michael Jordan days.

Guess what those games averaged on ABC….. 19.9 million.

The Women’s World Cup Final did better.

FOX did an incredible job on coverage, they produced some awesome content, and from a viewers standpoint they kept me interested the entire time.

Random side note, the coverage across the board was great and if you missed the daily “Jay and Dan DON’T Go to the Women’s World Cup” on FS1 google and watch them. They are laugh out loud funny.

TV Ratings Sunday: Women’s World Cup Scores Record High – TVBTN.com

Finals earn highest ratings since Michael Jordan’s last title in 1998 – ESPN

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Juventus Confirms Andrea Pirlo Departure – NYCFC

Filed under: MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights

That awkward moment when you haven’t announced officially that you’ve signed a player of Andrea Pirlo’s stature, yet his old club drops it on Twitter….

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This is just pure class….

UPDATE :: NYCFC caught up…

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