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FIFA 2014 World Cup

Netherlands-Argentina Becomes Most-Watched World Cup Semifinal on ESPN

Well, the World Cup viewing records continue to fall for ESPN. A day after setting a record for the Brazil-Germany 7-1 blowout, ESPN set another standard for Wednesday’s Netherlands-Argentina game. On Tuesday, Brazil-Germany received a 4.2 rating and 6.643 million viewers. The Netherlands-Argentina match garnered a 4.3 rating and 6.823 million viewers. These numbers will […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

Brazil-Colombia Becomes Most Watched World Cup Quarterfinal on ESPN Networks

ESPN is certainly happy that there’s still interest in the World Cup despite the United States being eliminated earlier this week. Brazil vs. Colombia is now the most-watched World Cup quarterfinal on the networks of ESPN garnering a 3.6 fast national rating and just under 6.35 million viewers. So to the detractors of soccer and […]

Univision World Cup

Univision Scores 5.1 Million Viewers for USA-Belgium

Univision/Univision Deportes saw a combined 5.1 million viewers for USA-Belgium. We noted earlier that ESPN garnered an audience of 16.5 million for the game so overall, the game had a combined audience of 21.6 million viewers. Online, Univision saw 1.8 million unique viewers so with the combined online and TV audience, the game had just […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

USA-Belgium Scores ESPN’s Highest-Ever Overnight World Cup Rating

The game may have resulted in a loss, but the overnight rating for USA-Belgium was a big win for ESPN. It ended as the highest overnight rating ever for a World Cup game on ESPN networks. Overall, the game averaged a 9.6 rating and peaking at an amazing 14.1 in the 5:45-6 p.m. ET quarter-hour. […]

Univision World Cup

Netherlands-Mexico is Most-Watched Program Ever on Univision

Mexico was doing so well late in its game with the Netherlands when everything came crashing down in the 89th minute with a tying goal, then a controversial penalty kick to win the game for the Dutch and eliminate the Mexicans for the 6th straight time in the Round of 16. Univision saw a record […]

Univision World Cup

Univision Sees Ratings Increase for 1st 48 Games of the World Cup

In its last year of airing the FIFA World Cup until at least 2025, Univision is seeing larger numbers from the last World Cup in 2010. Univision says its ratings have increased by 43% in total viewers and by 31% in the coveted 18-49 demographic. Its USA-Germany viewership was 3.4 million and combined with ESPN’s […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

USA-Germany Gets 2nd Highest Rating for Men’s World Cup Match on ESPN

Soccer continues to score for ESPN. The USA-Germany game on the Mothership scored a 6.7 rating, better than the 6.3 for USA-Ghana on Sunday. Viewership on ESPN was 10,771,000 and on WatchESPN, the online service had 3.2 million unique viewers. That is pretty amazing when you get down to the numbers. At its highest peak, […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

Another Strong Overnight Rating for USMNT on ESPN

ESPN has scored once again for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The USA-Germany game played at noon ET received a 6.3 overnight rating, the third highest for a men’s World Cup match on ESPN. In the last quarter-hour, ESPN saw the rating peak at a 9.5. WatchESPN which had troubles yesterday in handling the traffic […]

Univision World Cup

Univision Gets Big Viewership for Mexico-Croatia

The World Cup viewership records keep falling for Univision. On Sunday, Univision/Univision Deportes saw a combined viewership of 6.5 million for USA-Portugal, the most ever for a U.S. Men’s National Team game on the networks. On Monday, Univision saw another record for a World Cup Group Stage game when Mexico-Croatia averaged 7.1 million viewers. With […]

Univision World Cup

USA-Portugal on Univision Reaches 6.5 Million Viewers

While ESPN is making the headlines on its viewership for USA-Portugal in the World Cup, Univision did quite well too. ESPN saw an audience of 18.2 million viewers. Univision/Univision Deportes reached 6.5 million which brings the total audience to an amazing 24.7 million viewers. Univision says its audience in the key 18-49 demographic was 3.6 […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

USA-Portugal Becomes the Most-Watched Soccer Game Ever in U.S.

This is amazing. The US men’s soccer team is resonating with viewers. With the US tying Portugal yesterday and the game in a very attractive late-afternoon timeslot on the East Coast (6 p.m.-8 p.m.), the match drew very extremely well. You want to talk numbers, the game averaged 18.22 million viewers outdrawing the previous record, […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

ESPN Scores Monster Overnight Rating for USA-Portugal

ESPN’s strategy of promoting and maintaining resources for an event that’s in a lame duck year is paying off. The USA-Portugal game struck a huge overnight rating, a 9.1 making it the highest-rated men’s World Cup game on ESPN/ESPN2. The highest-rated markets are all on the East Coast, Washington, DC, Columbus, OH, Boston, New York, […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

ESPN Scores Goals with World Cup Viewership

Having the most-watched game of the first 23 World Cup matches certainly helps and ESPN is using that to run to the bank in viewership for the beautiful game’s ultimate event. ESPN says it has reached more than 65 million people since the World Cup began on June 12. It’s been averaging a 2.3 rating […]

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