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World Cup Opening Game Scores Big Numbers On Univision and ESPN

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Overnight viewing figures for the World Cup opening game between Brazil and Croatia scored impressive numbers last night.

In New York City, the country’s biggest TV market, the World Cup (on ESPN and Univision) posted the same 18 share as the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat. The World Cup game measured a 5.1 rating/11 share on ESPN and a 3.0/7 on Univision, according to reporter John Ourand at Sports Business Daily.

Meanwhile, ESPN is reporting that the opening mach averaged a 3.2 overnight rating, which saw a 52% increase compared to the World Cup 2010 opener (2.1 overnight rating).

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. 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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