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Washington Tops American TV Markets In USA-Ghana Ratings



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    John Brooks of the United States celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Aron Johannsson during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States.

    The United States' victory against Ghana in World Cup action Monday drew historic ratings for ESPN, which amassed an overnight 7.0 ratings average. It was the highest overnight rating ever for a men’s World Cup match on ESPN or ESPN2.

    Overall, more than 11 million people watched USA-Ghana, the largest audience ever for soccer on the network. The largest concentration of that enormous number resided in Washington, which had the highest ratings in the country. 

    Through 14 matches, Washington is the American leader in average ratings across the ESPN networks:

    1. Washington (5.0)
    2. San Francisco (4.4)
    3. New York (4.1)
    4. Boston (3.8)
    5. Orlando (3.7)
    6. Los Angeles (3.7)
    7. Miami (3.7)
    8. Hartford (3.7)
    9. Atlanta (3.6)
    10. Seattle, West Palm Beach, San Diego (3.4, tied)

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