Soccer is one of the most popular and fastest growing sports in the world. In South America and Europe soccer is by far the most popular sport. In the United States, soccer is less popular than American football and baseball, but is slowing beginning to grow in the United States as well. Much of this increased popularity can be attributed to increased media exposure for the sport. Fox decided to dedicate an entire channel just for soccer, and the results were very positive for the television network. Due to the soccer audience, Fox has seen its ratings increase dramatically for its soccer channel.
As the Hispanic population in the United States continues to grow, there will be more and more demand for access to soccer media. Even though currently the United States does not have any pro soccer teams at the moment, demand is still strong and many people that live in the United States follow teams that are based in Europe and in other countries. Many people are following soccer more closely than they were before, some of which can be attributed to the US soccer team's success in the most recent world cup.
Overall, the Fox Soccer Channel has been a huge success and drawn millions of viewers. Before, there was very little TV coverage at all of soccer, and now there is an entire channel dedicated to the sport for its loyal followers. As the demographics around the world continue to shift, soccer will become increasingly popular.