[TELEVISION WATCH] Wednesday’s broadcast of the USA-Algeria game on ESPN was the the highest-rated and most-watched soccer game in the history of ESPN networks, delivering a 4.6 rating (4.0 household U.S. rating), 4,582,000 households and 6,161,000 viewers.
Significantly, the broadcast was the highest-rated program of the day on any network among two key demographic groups, males 18-34 and males 18-49.
The previous households record was set five days earlier with the USA-Slovenia match: 3,906,000.
Excluding holidays, ESPN's coverage of the USA-Algeria game ranks as the most-watched weekday morning telecast ever for ESPN.
San Diego (8.9)
San Francisco (6.1)
Washington, D.C. (5.4)
Las Vegas (5.4)
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (5.3)
New York (5.3)
West Palm Beach (5.3)