#USMNT v. Belgium scores ESPN’s Highest Overnight Rating for a FIFA World Cup Match Ever – Dominates Twitter
Written By: isps|
Jul 2, 2014
ESPN’s telecast of Tuesday’s USA vs. Belgium FIFA World Cup match – a 2-1 U.S. loss in extra time – averaged a network record 9.6 overnight rating, making it the highest overnight rating for a World Cup match on ESPN or ESPN2, according to Nielsen.
ESPN’s television coverage peaked from 5:45 – 6 p.m. ET with a 14.1 rating.
WatchESPN peaked at 1,500,000 concurrent viewers.
ESPN’s coverage posted a five percent increase over a Saturday afternoon telecast of the United States’ loss to Ghana in the 2010 World Cup Round of 16 (a 9.1 rating on ABC).
Final numbers aren’t in on how many total viewers…. more to come.
Meanwhile, over on twitter….
A whole bunch of love for Timmy….
you know how much I love these heat maps……
Awesome tweet from our favorite Astronaut.
Can’t be sad about that amazing #worldcup game. Congratulations to Belgium for a great victory!
— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) July 1, 2014
After we saw the tweet earlier from Vincent Company…. the official twitter account for Belgium also shared some thoughts:
— BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) July 1, 2014
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