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Home >Soccer America Daily > Sunday, June 29, 2014
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] ESPN's telecast of the USA-Germany match on Thursday averaged a 6.7 rating and 10,771,000 viewers, making it the third most-viewed World Cup match ever on ESPN or ESPN2 behind the USA-Portugal and USA-Ghana matches that kicked off at 6 p.m. ET. The noon ET kickoff prompted ... Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Sunday's USA-Portugal game was watched by 18.2 million viewers on ESPN, setting a record for the most-viewed soccer match ever on any U.S. network. It surpassed the previous high of 17,975,000 viewers for the 1999 Women's World Cup final on ABC. Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Saturday's Brazil-Chile match on ABC earned a 3.8 rating and averaged 6,142,000 viewers, based on Nielsen fast nationals, making it the highest-rated non-U.S. team match ever in the round of 16. Only USA-Brazil (9.3 in 1994) and USA-Ghana (8.5 in 2010) have drawn higher ratings. Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] France's 5-2 victory over Switzerland drew 16.7 million viewers on TF1, the most viewers for a World Cup match since the 2006 final the Bleus lost to Italy on penalty kicks. For more on TV viewerships around the world. Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] The cost to American businesses of lost wages from workers who skipped work to watch the USA-Germany game on Thursday was put at $350 million. But they returned to work happy after watching the USA advance to the round of 16 despite their loss to Germany. Thousands turned ... Read the whole story



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