FIFA 2014 World Cup

Viewership for 2014 FIFA World Cup Spiking Upward

Both ESPN and Univision are seeing increased numbers for this year’s World Cup. Univision has had four of the five most watched games of the tournament through Wednesday’s games. ESPN has the most watched (USA-Ghana) thus far and it’s looking to Sunday’s USA-Portugal game to possibly top the viewership. Through 20 games, ESPN’s ratings on […]

Univision World Cup

Univision Draws Under 5 Million for USA-Ghana

While ESPN drew the biggest audience for the USA-Ghana game on Monday, Univision drew a very decent audience of 4.8 million viewers. Combining ESPN’s total audience for the game (11.093 million) and Univision’s audience, you get a total of just under 16 million viewers and that beats every single NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game this […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

USA-Ghana Draws Monster Number on ESPN

ESPN has to feel really good going into Sunday’s USA-Portugal game based on the ratings and viewership for Monday afternoon’s USA-Ghana match. For the game that began at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. ET, it drew a very impressive 6.3 US HH rating and an average of 11.093 million viewers. And when you combine the Univision […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

Overnight Rating for USA-Ghana is Good

I’m at a doctor’s office waiting on dad, so I can’t write much here. Overnight for USA-Ghana was a 7.0. The final rating will be out later today. This is the highest overnight rating for a World Cup match on either ESPN or ESPN2. Wsshington, DC and New York City are the top-rated local markets. […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

ESPN Sees Higher Audience for 2014 World Cup

By 2%, the networks of ESPN are seeing a higher audience for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil than the 2010 edition in South Africa. Through the first eleven games, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 have combined for an average of a 2.3 rating and 3.74 million viewers. ESPN says its WatchESPN app is also setting digital records […]


Univision Continues to Outpace ESPN Networks on World Cup Viewership

Once again, Univision and Univision Deportes teamed up to deliver a bigger audience than ESPN’s Family of Networks for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. For Mexico-Cameroon on Friday, Univision saw an average audience of 5 million viewers for the game that aired midday on the East Coast and 9 a.m. out West. ESPN2 had an […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

ESPN Sees Best Numbers for FIFA World Cup Opening Game

ESPN notes that the network received its highest ratings ever for a World Cup opener. Averaging a 2.8 rating and 4.4 million viewers, both numbers are the highest for the first game of a World Cup on ESPN dating back to 1994. The rating is an astounding 49% higher than the 2010 opener in South […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup

Univision Beats ESPN for Opening Game of 2014 FIFA World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is a hit. The first game averaged 9.5 million viewers on the combined platforms of ESPN and Univision. And for Univision, it beat ESPN in ratings and total viewership plus in key demographics. Univision/Univision Deportes garnered a total viewership of 5.1 million viewers beating ESPN’s 4.4 million for the match. […]

NHL Stanley Cup Final 2014

Overnights for Game 1 of NHL Stanley Cup Finals Down From 2013

Last night’s overtime Game 1 between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals resulted in a 3.8 overnight rating for NBC Sports. Compared to last year, it’s down 21% from last year’s Game 1 between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks which went three overtimes and garnered a […]

English Premier League

NBCUnivision Receives Decent Overnight Rating for EPL Championship Sunday

Let’s continue our soccer theme today. NBC Sports has announced that English Premier League Championship Sunday during which all 10 fixtures were aired simultaneously across the networks of NBCUniversal received a 1.56 overnight rating. Fox and ESPN went all balls-to-the-wall in 2011-12 and received a 0.87 over five Nielsen-rated networks when it began this type […]

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ESPN Enjoys Its Highest-Rated NFL Draft in 21 Years

This from ESPN. A May three-day NFL Draft did wonders for the Alleged Worldwide Leader. Over a span between Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10, ESPN garnered an average of a 2.7 rating and an average viewership of 4.121 million for this year’s Draft. The rating is the highest dating back to 1993 when […]

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You Did This, America: NFL Draft Kills All Other Competition

The NFL Draft is a phenomenon that keeps growing to the point that it’s Godzilla stomping on Tokyo buildings and breathing fire on fully gassed-up cars for fun. On Thursday, the first round of the NFL Draft on ESPN and NFL Network absolutely crushed the NBA Playoffs on ESPN2 and the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs […]