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FIFA 2014 World Cup

Ian Darke’s Goal Calls on USMNT World Cup Games

To get you ready for today’s Belgium vs. USA game on ESPN/Univision, we have all of Ian Darke’s goal calls from the US Men’s National Team’s group games. Darke is so good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQC2SusDfIw Let’s go. I believe that we can win!

World Cup Announcing Assignments for July 1, 2014

The last of the Round of 16 is today and the USA will be the last game of the Round just like it was to end Group Play. The opponent today is Belgium, not as formidable as Germany, but a tough match. After today, there will be two off days and then the Quarterfinals begin […]

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 […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 30, 2014

Two games again today. We have France vs. Nigeria and Germany vs. Algeria. We could have an intriguing all-Euro matchup in the quarterfinals or an intriguing all-Africa matchup or a Euro-Africa game. In any event, ESPN and Univision have things covered for us today. The excellent Jon Champion will be on the call with his […]

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

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 29, 2014

Two more games in the Round of 16 on Sunday. Netherlands vs. Mexico which should provide a huge audience for Univision/Univision Deportes. After a day off to cover Wimbledon, ESPN is back on the World Cup and will carry the rest of the Round of 16 through Tuesday. ESPN will assign its usual English-language team […]

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Univision Announcing Assignments for World Cup Round of 16

Univision has provided its announcers for the Knockout Round of 16 for the World Cup. It starts today with Brazil vs. Chile and Colombia vs. Uruguay. For USA vs. Belgium on Tuesday, the network will utilize Jorge Pérez-Navarro, Diego Balado and unfortunately Marcelo Balboa who continues to provide some strange analysis no matter what language […]

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

ESPN/ABC World Cup Announcing Assignments for World Cup Round of 16

The Round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins on Saturday. The all-South American matchups of Brazil vs. Chile and Colombia vs. Uruguay kickoff the Knockout Round of the World Cup on ABC. Then ESPN takes over the matches for the rest of the Round of 16 through Tuesday including USA vs. Belgium […]

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 […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 26, 2014

Well, we conclude Group Play with the last four matches before we go to the Knockout Round on Saturday. The big game is of course USA vs. Germany which will air on ESPN, Univision and Univision Deportes. Game time will be noon ET, but ESPN will have one hour of pre-match coverage starting at 11 […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 25, 2014

Just one more day of Group Play after this and then it’s the Knockout Round of 16 on Saturday. It’s going to feel really strange not to have a game on Friday after having at least three games every day since the beginning of this World Cup. But we still have simultaneous windows for today […]

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 […]

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World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 24, 2014

Once again, four games in two windows for the last matches in Group Play. Italy vs. Uruguay and Costa Rica vs. England make up the games in Group D. In Group C, it’s Japan vs. Colombia and Greece vs. Côte d’Ivoire. ESPN/ESPN2 will make up the English language combo covering simultaneous games in each window. […]

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