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 […]

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. […]