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Records broken for USA-Slovenia broadcast
by Paul Kennedy, June 20th, 2010 12:15AM

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[TELEVISION WATCH] More than 3.9 million households watched Friday's USA-Slovenia game on ESPN, making it the most-watched game in terms of households in the history of ESPN networks. Just as it was for the USA-England game, San Diego had the highest rating of any market with a 8.5.

The USA-Slovenia game ranks third among viewers (5,200,000), behind the Germany-Italy semifinal (5,850,000) in 2007 and the USA-Germany quarterfinal in 2002 (5,335,000).

There were 798,911 unique viewers on ESPN3.com, making it the most-viewed event ever on ESPN's online network.

Through Friday, the 2010 World Cup is averaging a 1.9  U.S. rating (for the two-hour match window) on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 -- up 60 percent from 2006 (1.2).

USA-SLOVENIA RATINGS:
San Diego (8.5)
Washington (6.4)
Miami (6.2)
West Palm Beach (5.9)
San Francisco (5.7).



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  1. Rafael Garay
    commented on: June 20, 2010 at 11:20 a.m.
    That's beautiful to read there was a great interest for that game, just wait for the rating and result for this coming Wednesday match against Algeria. Go USA!!!!!!

  1. Alex Lozano
    commented on: June 20, 2010 at 12:22 p.m.
    AWESOME...who says soccer doesn't matter in the USA!! Hope the fans will continue to watch & support the USMNT v Algeria on Wednesday!!

  1. Scott O'connor
    commented on: June 20, 2010 at 12:34 p.m.
    There will be a whole mess of new people plugging in to this final game on Wednesday morning. The USMNT has an historic opportunity here to cement some fans forever and perhaps even spark the interest of the first American Pele. That child is about 10 to 12 years old right now with athletic ability to burn who was thinking of becoming a point guard but decides to take up soccer instead because of the awesome spectacle that is the World Cup. For his and our sake, I hope, if he's watching, the US puts on a worthy display of the beautiful game. At the 2018/22 World Cup our brilliant #10 will cite this team at this tournament as his inspiration. Oh let it be so!!

  1. david caetano
    commented on: June 21, 2010 at 5:58 a.m.
    In increased viewing is fabulous but what will also turn people on is the high level performance.

  1. Brian Herbert
    commented on: June 21, 2010 at 11:17 p.m.
    @Scott O'Connor: dead on correct! great comment. I'm hoping that future star is my own 10 year old, but truth is, we have no idea who will take the talent, fuel the fire, practice till they're muscles burn and cramp, just because they love the game! So, the more kids that get that exposure, the better.


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