Semifinals between Real Madrid and Juventus rank as the top two highest-rated UEFA Champions League telecasts on Spanish-language cable; Network reaches 3.2 million Hispanic viewers from Round of 16 through semifinals; UEFA Champions League scores the top 20 most-watched ESPN Deportes’ events on WatchESPN
The return of the UEFA Champions League to ESPN Deportes delivered strong ratings throughout the season, scoring its top two highest-rated telecasts of the year thus far with the two-legged semifinal between Real Madrid and Juventus on May 5 and 13.
- The first leg encounter scored second place, averaging a 2.6 Hispanic household US rating and 386,000 Hispanic household impressions.
- The second leg averaged a 2.7 Hispanic household US rating and 397,000 Hispanic household impressions, becoming the top match.
- The second leg also became the most-watched ESPN Deportes event to date on WatchESPN with more than 3 million total live minutes.
Overall, the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League season on ESPN Deportes averaged a 0.9 Hispanic household rating with 173,000 Hispanic P2+ viewers. Throughout the season, the UEFA Champions League matches boosted ESPN Deportes’ live game windows by +350% compared to the same dayparts last year. From the Round of 16 through the semifinals, the UEFA Champions League on ESPN Deportes reached an average of 3.2 million Hispanic P2+ viewers.
The 2014-15 UEFA Champions League matches also drove digital growth across ESPN Deportes on WatchESPN and ESPN Deportes+. Throughout the season, there were 1.2 million live unique devices that watched 54 million live minutes of UEFA Champions League on ESPN Deportes via WatchESPN and ESPN Deportes+. The Champions League matches also swept all top 20 spots of the most-watched ESPN Deportes events on WatchESPN.