European Championships: Turkey’s Win Over Austria Helps Fox Score Record Round Of 16 Ratings

As the European Championships kicks off the quarter finals, with games including Spain taking on Germany, Fox is celebrating record ratings.

The Round of 16, which saw England beat Slovakia with a last minute overhead goal from Jude Bellingham and Turkey beat Austria in dramatic fashion, was well up from the equivalent in 2021.

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This year’s Round of 16 averaged 1.988M viewers across Fox and FS1, up 18% compared to the Round of 16 in 2021 (Euro 2020 was delayed due to the pandemic).

Fox said that it was the most-watched Round of 16 in the Euros ever on U.S. English-language TV. However, it is only the third Round of 16 in the tournament as the number of teams increased from Euro 2016.

Turkey’s 2-1 win over Austria, helped in large part by a magnificent save by Turkish goalkeeper Mert Gunok, drew 1.66M, up 5% from the equivalent match in 2021, which saw Sweden vs Ukraine watched by 1.575M. The Turkey/Austria clash peaked at 2.19M between 4:30pm-4:45pm with top markets including New Orleans, Miami and San Diego.

The Euros tournament is averaging 1.247M across Fox and FS1, up 27% compared to the 2021 tournament, which was averaging 981,000 at this stage.

Later today, Christiano Ronaldo’s Portugal take on Kylian Mbappé’s France. England take on Switzerland on Saturday followed by Netherlands versus Turkey.

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