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Update: World Cup: Germany v Ghana Scores ESPN’s Best Rating For Non-U.S. Match Since 2006 Semis; More

By | Sunday June 22, 2014 @ 3:01pm PDT

Update: World Cup: Germany v Ghana Scores ESPN’s Best Rating For Non-U.S. Match Since 2006 Semis; MoreSpoiler Alert if you haven’t seen matches…

UPDATE, SUNDAY PM: Saturday’s Germany-Ghana match on ESPN scored a 3.4 rating with 5.735M viewers. That’s based on fast nationals and the numbers tie the score for 2006′s Germany-Italy semi-final in Germany as the highest-rated non-U.S. World Cup match ever on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN networks are averaging a 2.3 U.S. rating and 3.742M viewers through last night. The increases are 21% and 26%, respectively, at the same point 4 yrs ago. Team USA has just taken the field against Portugal tonight, and ESPN is likely looking at big ratings for this one.

PREVIOUS, SUNDAY AM: Two of the big World Cup meet-ups on Saturday were nailbiters as superstar Lionel Messi scored the only goal of the Argentina v Iran game in additional time, and later, Germany’s Miroslav Klose tied the score with Ghana in the 70th minute of play, ending the game in a 2-2 draw. In Argentina, the home team match peaked with a 39 share on terrestrial TV, adding in cable, it had a 60 share. For the later match, an average of 24.54M German viewers tuned in to ARD for the second highest rating of the tournament there (Germany’s opener against Portugal was seen by 26.36M). From 9 PM local time on Saturday night, ARD had a 76.3 share. In the UK, BBC One‘s coverage of Germany v Ghana was last night’s most watched primetime program with an average 5.81M viewers and a … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Big Turnout For Kobe-LeBron Showdown

By | Monday December 27, 2010 @ 12:50pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The much hyped  faceoff between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James delivered big ratings for ABC. The Christmas Day game between Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers drew a 6.4 fast national rating. This was a 45% increase vs. last year’s Christmas Day Kobe-LeBron matchup (Cleveland/L.A. Lakers – 4.4 rating), and the network’s highest rating for an NBA regular season game since Christmas Day in 2004. That 2004 game (7.3 rating) also featured Miami Heat and LA Lakers and was highlighted by another rivalry – between Kobe and teammate-turned enemy Shaquille O’Neal. In Miami, the Saturday game delivered a 15.5 metered market rating, ABC’s highest-rated NBA regular season game ever. In Los Angeles, the game earned a 15.0 rating, ABC’s highest-rated NBA regular season game locally since the Miami-LA game in 2004 (17.0 rating). Overall, the NBA Christmas Day games lineup on ABC and ESPN delivered its highest cumulative audience ever. Compared to last year’s slate of games, household ratings on ESPN were up 20% (1.8 vs. 1.5).

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RATINGS RAT RACE: NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Down Slightly But Still Dominates

Nellie Andreeva

Twas the night before Premiere Week, when all through the broadcast nets, not much was stirring besides football. An NFL overrun on CBS and Week 2 of NBC’s Sunday Night Football easily dominated a night filled with reruns and the season finale of ABC’s The Gates. SNF‘s telecast of “Manning Bowl II” between Peyton Manning’s Indianopolis Colts and Eli Manning’s New York Giants drew 15.2 overnight rating/24 share, down 8% from the sports program’s record-breaking premiere last week. If vs. “Manning Bowl I” in 2006, it was up 3%. A 43-minute football overrun on CBS boosted Read More »

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Record Ratings For Final Game; World Cup Finishes As The Most Watched Ever

Nellie Andreeva

2010_logo_largeHave Americans finally embraced the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA Men’s World Cup? It looks that way. Yesterday’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Final on ABC, in which Spain won over the Netherlands with an extra-time goal – was the most-watched Men’s World Cup game ever, drawing some 15.5 million viewers. It caps a great ratings showing for the tournament, highlighted by a Team USA’s memorable run, which now ranks as the most-viewed World Cup ever on English-language TV in the United States. The 64 matches averaged 2.3 million viewers on ABC on ESPN, up 41% from the 2006 World Cup. Additionally, the final was also the most watched ever on Univision with 8.8 million viewers, up 49% from the 2006 final between Italy and France, to rank as the third most watched program in Univision’s history regardless of genre. That brings the total U.S. audience for the final to 24.3 million.

The final telecast on ABC also delivered an 8.1 household rating. Only the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final between the U.S. and China drew more viewers for a soccer game – 18.0 million. In household rating, the final was the fourth highest-rated Men’s World Cup game on record, behind the 1994 Italy-Brazil Final (9.5), the 1994 U.S.-Brazil round of 16 match (9.3), and this year’s U.S.-Ghana epic (8.5). It represents a slight (6%) increase from the 2006 Italy-France Final.

Meanwhile, ABC’s coverage of the Uruguay-Germany 3rd Place match on … Read More »

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Record Ratings For Final Game; World Cup Finishes As The Most Watched Ever

Nellie Andreeva

2010_logo_largeHave Americans finally embraced the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA Men’s World Cup? It looks that way. Yesterday’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Final on ABC, in which Spain won over the Netherlands with an extra-time goal – was the most-watched Men’s World Cup game ever, drawing some 15.5 million viewers. It caps a great ratings showing for the tournament, highlighted by a Team USA’s memorable run, which now ranks as the most-viewed World Cup ever on English-language TV in the United States. The 64 matches averaged 2.3 million viewers on ABC on ESPN, up 41% from the 2006 World Cup. Additionally, the final was also the most watched ever on Univision with 8.8 million viewers, up 49% from the 2006 final between Italy and France, to rank as the third most watched program in Univision’s history regardless of genre. That brings the total U.S. audience for the final to 24.3 million.

The final telecast on ABC also delivered an 8.1 household rating. Only the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final between the U.S. and China drew more viewers for a soccer game – 18.0 million. In household rating, the final was the fourth highest-rated Men’s World Cup game on record, behind the 1994 Italy-Brazil Final (9.5), the 1994 U.S.-Brazil round of 16 match (9.3), and this year’s U.S.-Ghana epic (8.5). It represents a slight (6%) increase from the 2006 Italy-France Final.

Meanwhile, ABC’s coverage of the Uruguay-Germany 3rd Place match on … Read More »

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