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U.S. Women’s World Cup Tops NBA, World Series in Ratings

Carli Lloyd poses with the Golden Boot during the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver on July 5, 2015. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images

Carli Lloyd poses with the Golden Boot during the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver on July 5, 2015. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images

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The Women’s World Cup final on Fox between the U.S. and Japan drew a record U.S. audience for a soccer game, beating both baseball’s World Series and the NBA finals.

The total of 25.4 million viewers surpassed the previous record for a soccer match, when 18.2 million tuned in to see the U.S. men’s soccer team play Portugal during last year’s World Cup, the Fox network said Monday in a statement.