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.
Top-rated ESPN markets for USA-Ghana: Wash DC (11.8), NY (10.2), Hartford (10.1), Boston (10.0), Columbus (8.9) — ESPN Research (@ESPNResearch) June 17, 2014
- Washington (5.0)
- San Francisco (4.4)
- New York (4.1)
- Boston (3.8)
- Orlando (3.7)
- Los Angeles (3.7)
- Miami (3.7)
- Hartford (3.7)
- Atlanta (3.6)
- Seattle, West Palm Beach, San Diego (3.4, tied)
Here's your perspective, though.
DC leads US in WC ratings, but it's still a Skins town. USA-Ghana did a combined 14.4 on ESPN/Uni in DC; Skins averaged a 25.8 on 3 nets. — John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) June 17, 2014
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