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FIFA Women's World Cup Breaks TV Record

FIFA Women's World Cup Breaks TV Record

It's been quite the week for women in sports.

First, Carli Lloyd nails a history-making flawless hat trick in the FIFA Women's World Cup final. Then, the U.S. sweeps Japan for the gold. 

And what's more? The game shattered TV-rating records as well.

Sunday's game was the most watched soccer game in American television history, NPR reports. With a total of 25.4 million viewers, the soccer event topped both the NBA finals, the Stanley Cup, and most recently, the U.S. Men's 2014 World Cup match against Portugal, which garnered 18.9 million views.

The U.S. women's national team is truly winning in every sense of the word, and world has been watching.

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