Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
USA-Japan smashes ESPN viewing record
by Paul Kennedy, July 18th, 2011 5:18PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  soccer business, television, women's world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[TELEVISION WATCH] Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final between the United States and Japan was seen by an average 13.458 million viewers (7.4 U.S. household rating), more than double the previous records for the most-watched and highest-rated soccer telecast on an ESPN network.
 
The previous record was for the USA-Algeria men’s match at the 2010 World Cup -- 6.16 million viewers, based on a 4.0 household U.S. rating.
 
The USA-Japan match also ranks as the sixth most-viewed soccer telecast ever in the United States.










Most-Viewed Soccer Events

Year
Match
Event
Network
Viewership
1999
USA-China
Women's World Cup
ABC
17,975,000
2010
Spain-Netherlands
World Cup
ABC
15,905,000
2010
USA-Ghana
World Cup
ABC
15,193,000
1994
Brazil-Italy
World Cup
ABC
14,510,000
1994
USA-Brazil
World Cup
ABC
13,694,000
2011
USA-Japan
Women's World Cup
ESPN
13,458,000
2006
Italy-France
World Cup
ABC
11,961,000


0 comments
  1. Julio Moreira
    commented on: July 19, 2011 at 12:08 p.m.
    What about Spanish TV (Univision) in USA it does not count for ratings, because if you were to count them all, ratings will skyrocket, in order to have a realistic viewership of World Cup you should count all the networks and forget Internet, ESPN 3 And Univision, personnally I saw the games online.

  1. Chester Grant
    commented on: July 19, 2011 at 6:05 p.m.
    What about all those packed bars and house parties? There must be millions and millions more watching those "viewership" TVs. I know that where I watched there were maybe 150 folks watching what couts as a single viewer!


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Economics professor Bruce Corrie    
"There are a number of positive benefits it could have to engage youth, build values, provide ...
Crowd Count: Chattanooga FC draws record 9,236 fans    
For the second year in a row, Chattanooga FC set a National Premier Soccer League attendance ...
Charlotte snaps Rhinos' USL unbeaten streak at 19 games    
The Charlotte Independence got goals from brothers Alex Martinez and Enzo Martinez as well as Pole ...
Altidore's frustrations get the better of him -- again    
Not for the first time this year, Jozy Altidore lashed out and paid dearly. Playing with ...
Dunn makes strong case for NWSL MVP    
If the NWSL means anything to the U.S. women's national team, Crystal Dunn will be in ...
What They're Saying: CFU president Gordon Derrick    
"I think it is just politics, people are trying to create an atmosphere. If they can ...
Former USL PRO coach cleared on homicide charges    
Chris Spendlove, a former OKC Energy FC assistant coach, was cleared on charges in the death ...
Orlando City presents new details of downtown stadium    
Orlando City presented additional details of its $155 million downtown stadium that will have an increased ...
Video Pick: Amazing overhead golazo in Paraguay    
The Torneo Clausura season is still young in Paraguay, but it may already have its goal ...
Fox Sports will air all 306 Bundesliga matches    
Fox Sports will debut its coverage of the German Bundesliga on Aug. 14 when defending champion ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives