World Cup Ratings Up

World Cup Ratings Up

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 14, 2010
  • 2 Comments
  • 2010 World Cup

Looks like people are actually starting to take notice of this soccer thing. According to reports both ABC, ESPN and Univision all have seen increases in their World Cup viewership and ratings.

The USA-England game on ABC was the most-viewed first-round game ever with a 7.3 household rating and 12,956,000 viewers. It also was the fifth most watched game on ABC.

Through five matches, ESPN and ABC averaged 3.4 million households and 4.9 million viewers — up 95% and 108%, respectively, vs. the first five games of the 2006 World Cup.

People are taking notice, that’s a good thing. I’ll have more on this subject in a bit today. I just thought these numbers were worth passing on.

  • Ryeaio

    Really does seem like U.S interest in the World Cup has soared in recent times. Next to the TV viewers Americans are also the largest international World Cup presence in South Africa. After the good game against England the world cup odds for the USA progressing are looking very good so I'm sure viewer numbers will be increasing by quite a lot as well.

  • Ryeaio

    Really does seem like U.S interest in the World Cup has soared in recent times. Next to the TV viewers Americans are also the largest international World Cup presence in South Africa. After the good game against England the world cup odds for the USA progressing are looking very good so I'm sure viewer numbers will be increasing by quite a lot as well.