World Cup Final Ratings

World Cup Final Ratings

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 13, 2010

I know this news trickled down late yesterday but I just now got around to talking about it. The 2010 FIFA World Cup final was the most viewed soccer match in US history. A total of 24.3 million viewers (15.5 million on ABC and 8.8 million on UnivisiĆ³n) tuned in to watch Spain defeat Holland to capture their first ever World Cup.

Yeah, folks do care even with the US not in it I suppose. Not bad if you ask me if you compare it to other big final events here in the States.

Out of all the matches this year they registered an average audience on ABC/ESPN that was 41 percent higher compared to the tournament held four years ago in Germany, while UnivisiĆ³n scored a 15 percent increase from 2006.

Can this finally shut up that crowd that says soccer won’t catch on here? I mean come on, I know some of those folks were watching…the numbers prove it.