The Women's World Cup final Sunday was a big draw bigger, in fact, than the men's World Cup title match a year ago.


The United States' 2-0 victory over the Netherlands, its second straight title and fourth overall, drew a 10.0 household rating in overnight metered markets on Fox. That's up about 20 percent from the 2018 men's final between France and Croatia, which drew an 8.3 in the preliminary ratings on the way to 12.5 million viewers in the finals. (Fans chanted "Equal pay!" as the U.S. women's team accepted its trophy.)


Sunday's broadcast, which aired at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT, is down considerably from that of the 2015 final, which drew a record 15.2 overnight rating in primetime. That game is the most-watched in Women's World Cup history in the United States with 25.4 million viewers on Fox, Telemundo and streaming platforms.


The 2019 final should end up no lower than fourth all-time for Women's World Cup games, behind the 2015 final and the final matches of 1999 (18 million) and 2011 (13.5 million). There's a decent chance it could pass the 2011 championship match; final ratings will be available later in the day.


The final also set ratings records in the Netherlands, where 5.5 million people tuned in an astonishing 88 percent of viewers who had their TVs on during the time of the match. It also drew big audiences in Germany, the U.K. and host nation France.


In the United States, the tournament as a whole is on par with 2015 despite all matches airing during daytime hours versus primetime for most of the 2015 competition, which took place in Canada. Fox Sports averaged a 1.29 metered-market rating for all matches, versus 1.28 four years ago. The 2019 event is up 19 percent from 2011 (1.08 on ESPN), which was played in Germany and also had daytime match windows.