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Record Audience for ESPN2’s FIFA World Cup Draw: Nightly Soccer Report

world cup draw Record Audience for ESPN2’s FIFA World Cup Draw: Nightly Soccer Report

Last Friday’s Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN2 averaged 489,000 viewers, based on a 0.3 U.S. household rating, making it the most-watched FIFA World Cup Draw on the ESPN networks, according to Nielsen Media.

The audience grew by 34 percent in viewers and 14 percent in households over the previous high for a World Cup Draw on ESPN’s networks. The 1994 World Cup Draw held in Las Vegas on Sunday, Dec. 19, 1993 was seen by an average 364,000 viewers and 309,000 television households.

The top five markets were: Las Vegas (1.2), Baltimore (0.8), Miami (0.8), Cincinnati (0.8) and Orlando (0.7).

Live ESPN2 coverage on WatchESPN and the world feed on ESPN3 collectively generated 189,500 unique viewers and 5.2 million live minutes, making it the most-watched live event on WatchESPN on Friday, Dec. 6.

World Soccer Talk was at ESPN’s headquarters for the FIFA World Cup Draw, and will be bringing you exclusive behind-the-scenes video and interviews in the coming weeks.

Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:

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The Nightly Soccer Report is tomorrow’s news today. It’s often tomorrow morning’s worldwide newspaper headlines that are published the night before. We do all the work for you, combing the Internet and aggregating the news for you. Read The Nightly Soccer Report on World Soccer Talk every night before bed, so you can stay on top of all the news that matters. 


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