Millions Continue to Watch

Millions Continue to Watch

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 25, 2010
  • 2010 World Cup, Algeria, Slovenia, World Cup 2010

I’ll be brief with this post as I have plenty of items to get to today as I’m getting back in the full swing of things. I ran across an article with numbers on viewerships for the US games in the World Cup. We’ve discussed how big the England game was a couple weeks ago but the last two have also done extremely well on ESPN.

People are watching and I’ve even heard of work production at places like the New York Stock Exchange slowing down massively during the games.

The Algeria game was seen by an average of 6.12 million viewers on ESPN, the highest number for a soccer game on ESPN. The Slovenia game just days before it drew in 5.2 million viewers. Also even more impressive was the fact that nearly 1.1 million unique viewers were watching on for the Algeria game.

Not bad folks. Not bad at all. People are indeed starting to care and the further this thing goes on for the US the more will show up.