or


[06/13/10 - 03:40 PM]
U.S.-England: Most-Watched Fifa World Cup First-Round Match and Most-Viewed United States Match Since 1994
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, June 12.

[via press release from ESPN]

U.S.-England: Most-Watched FIFA World Cup First-Round Match and Most-Viewed United States Match Since 1994

7.3 Rating for Two-Hour Match Window; 108% Increase in Viewers Through Five World Cup Matches on ESPN/ABC

Saturday's highly anticipated United States-England match on ABC -- which ended in a 1-1 tie - is the most-watched FIFA World Cup first-round match among households and viewers, and the most-viewed United States Men's National Team game since 1994. The two-hour match window (2:30-4:30 p.m. ET) averaged a 7.3 household rating, 8,391,000 households, and 12,956,000 viewers, based on fast nationals.

The three-hour telecast (1:30-4:30 p.m.) -- including one-hour of pre-match coverage - delivered a 6.1 household rating, 7,034,000 households, and 10,763,000 viewers. The overall three-hour telecast ranks fifth all-time behind three World Cup finals (including the 1999 Women's World Cup Final) and a round of 16 game (U.S.-Brazil) in 1994, all televised on ABC.

Through five matches, ESPN and ABC are averaging 3,427,000 households and 4,937,000 viewers -- up 95% and 108%, respectively, versus the first five games of the 2006 World Cup (1,754,000 households and 2,379,000 viewers in '06). ESPN's most-watched game so far is Saturday's Argentina-Nigeria matchup - a 2.8 household coverage rating, 2,820,000 households, and 3,725,000 viewers. (Note: Ratings and viewership numbers are based on the specific-two hour match windows, not including pre-match studio coverage.)

"The 2010 FIFA World Cup is off to a tremendous start for ESPN," said John Skipper, ESPN executive vice president, content. "Strong viewership on television and other platforms - including the best first round rating in 16 years - and the overwhelmingly positive reaction we are receiving from fans demonstrate the enormous popularity of this global sports event and how ESPN is uniquely positioned to cover it."

ESPN Digital: 34.5 million page views on ESPN.com; more than one million hours consumed on ESPN3.com

World Cup content on ESPN.com -- including ESPNSoccernet.com and ESPNDeportes.com - delivered 9.5 million visits and 34.5 million page views over the first two days of the tournament (Fri./Sat.). Users have spent an average of 10 minutes per visit engaging with World Cup content. Also, ESPN.com's front page, which prominently featured World Cup news, video and scores, saw 19.0 million visits and 41.3 million page views on Friday and Saturday. More than 729,000 video views came from World Cup highlights, news and analysis content on ESPN.com. ESPN's mobile offerings (ESPN Mobile Web, ESPN 2010 FIFA World Cup App, ESPN ScoreCenter App) generated 8.2 million visits and 50.4 million page views to World Cup content over the first 2 days of the event. Mobile platforms also generated 555,000 video views in those two days.

Since Thursday, fans have consumed more than one million hours of World Cup content on ESPN3.com, ESPN's signature broadband network, which is available in 50 million homes. ESPN3.com viewers are also averaging 51 minutes per match on ESPN3.com, generating 61.2 million minutes of viewing.

Top 5 Most-Viewed FIFA World Cup Telecasts (1994-present):
U.S.-China, Women's WC Final (ABC, 7/10/99) - 18.0 million viewers (11.4 rating)
Brazil-Italy, WC Final (ABC, 7/17/94) - 14.5 (9.5 rating)
Brazil-U.S., Rd of 16 (ABC, 7/4/94) - 13.7 (9.3 rating)
Italy-France, WC Final (ABC, 7/9/06) - 12.0 (7.0 rating)
U.S.-England, First Rd (ABC, 6/12/10) - 10.8 (6.1 rating) *

* includes pre-match coverage

Top 5 Metered Markets (U.S.-England):
San Diego - 11.5 rating
San Francisco - 11.2
Las Vegas - 11.0
Cincinnati - 10.8
Salt Lake City - 10.2

Note: The U.S.-England match ranks as the highest-rated World Cup game on the ESPN networks for 19 of the 56 metered markets, including: Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Greenville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, Norfolk, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City and Tulsa.

ESPN/ABC World Cup Ratings* (thru 5 matches):

Fri., June 11:
South Africa-Mexico (ESPN, 10 a.m.) -- 2.2 household coverage rating, 2.151 million HHs, 2.856 million viewers
Uruguay-France (ESPN, 2:30 p.m.) -- 2.1 rating, 2.056 HHs, 2.950 viewers

Sat., June 12:
South Korea-Greece (ESPN, 7:30 a.m.) -- 1.6 rating, 1.590 HHs, 1.997 viewers
Argentina-Nigeria (ESPN, 9:21 a.m.) -- 2.8 rating, 2.820 HHs, 3.725 viewers
U.S.-England (ABC, 2:30 p.m.) -- 7.3 (U.S.) rating, 8.391 HHs, 12.956 viewers

* Ratings reflect two-hour match windows only

ESPN Inc.'s 2010 FIFA World Cup Coverage in the United States

South Africa 2010 is ESPN's seventh 2010 FIFA World Cup and coverage of the event is the most comprehensive in company history. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will air all 64 matches live and in high definition. ESPN3.com, ESPN's signature broadband network available in more than 50 million homes, will feature live English-language simulcasts of matches on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN 3D will feature 25 matches. ESPN Mobile TV will show all matches. ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language all sports network, will air more than 50 matches in Portuguese live in the U.S., and ESPN Radio will broadcast all 64 matches. Additionally, ESPN will present television studio programming from site in South Africa, offering U.S. sports fans the most comprehensive news and information coverage throughout the month-long soccer showcase.





  [june 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[11/28/14 - 08:25 AM]
Seahawks-49ers Delivers the Best-Ever Rating for Thanksgiving Primetime Game in Metered-Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 26 and Thursday, November 27.

[11/28/14 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Closes November Sweeps on Top
The Eye's "Criminal Minds" leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/28/14 - 07:59 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Thanksgiving Day Game Rates as Highest in 16 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 27.

[11/26/14 - 10:45 AM]
NBCSN Delivers Best F1 Season Ever for a Single Cable Network
NBCSN spins the numbers for its F1 coverage to date this season.

[11/26/14 - 08:52 AM]
"The Voice" Ranks #1 in Adults 18-34 and All Key Adult-Female Demos in Its Time Period
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 25.

[11/26/14 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Jumps to Season Highs for Its Top Finale Performance in 4 Seasons
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 25.

[11/26/14 - 08:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Gives ABC First Demo Win of the Season
The Alphabet also leads the night among total viewers.

[11/25/14 - 01:52 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Is the Most Watched Network Among Women 25-54 for 4th Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Homeland" and "The Affair" Deliver Their Highest Rated Episodes and Total Nights of the Season
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 11:55 AM]
Nickelodeon Tops Basic Cable with Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 11:14 AM]
CMT Keeps the Party Going as 1.3 Million Viewers Tune in for Premieres of "Party Down South 2" and "Drunksgiving" Special
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20.

[11/25/14 - 10:43 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 and Men 18-24
Turner spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 09:28 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 for the Fifth Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 08:49 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Voice"
Plus: "Scorpion" on CBS gets a big boost from a special "The Big Bang Theory" repeat lead in.

[11/25/14 - 08:49 AM]
"The Voice" Is Currently the #1 Big 4 Telecast of the Night in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, November 24.