ESPN Scores Highest Overnight Rating Ever for a FIFA World Cup Qualifying Match
ESPN’s coverage of the USA versus Mexico game earned the highest rating for a FIFA World Cup qualifying match on US television.
The live broadcast of the game scored a 1.9 overnight rating, based on the metered markets. The previous high was a 1.6 overnight rating for Mexico against United States on March 26, 2013, which was played at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca.
The 1.9 overnight rating last night is the highest overnight rating for a U.S. men’s national team match in a non-FIFA World Cup or FIFA Confederations Cup tournament.
Read: Watch highlights from the match as well as post-game analysis of USA 2-0 Mexico.
Photo credit: M. Willis.
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Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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