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USA-Japan smashes ESPN viewing record
by Paul Kennedy, July 18th, 2011 5:18PM

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[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!


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