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Tag Archives: ABC

World Cup 2010 Video Montages from ABC, BBC and ITV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

On the final episode of the World Cup Buzz Podcast this week, analyst Laurence McKenna mentioned how he was looking forward to the World Cup video montages that are often created and distributed on YouTube. While more will be certainly … Continue reading

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2010 World Cup Final: The Most Watched Soccer Game In U.S. History

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The 2010 World Cup Final set a new record for the most watched soccer game in U.S. history Sunday when 24.3 million people watched the Spain versus Netherlands game on ABC and Univision, according to Nielsen. Univision drew 8.821 million … Continue reading

Why Today’s World Cup Final is Vital to Soccer Growth In USA

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Today’s World Cup Final between Netherlands and Spain will have an immense impact on the growth of soccer in the United States. While soccer continues to thrive among the die-hard fans who play the sport and/or watch it on television, … Continue reading

USA v England World Cup Game Draws Big Ratings On ABC: Updated

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The 2010 World Cup clash between USA and England drew the fifth-best rating ever for a World Cup game. In addition to ranking behind the 1994 Romania-U.S. game (9.2), it trails only the 1994 Brazil-Italy final (12.8), the 1994 Brazil-U.S. game … Continue reading

ESPN Announces Commentator Assignments for 2010 World Cup Coverage

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ESPN has revealed the commentator assignments for its coverage of the 2010 World Cup. The big one, the match that everyone is talking about featuring England against the United States of America, will include Martin Tyler as the lead commentator … Continue reading

ABC to Televise England Against USA World Cup Match On US TV

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The TV schedule for the 2010 World Cup has been released for viewers in the United States, and the most highly anticipated match of the opening round featuring England against the United States of America will be televised live on … Continue reading

ABC Gets 3.1 Overnight Rating For Spain-Germany Final: So What's Next For ESPN?

Posted on by Jeff Hash

Sunday afternoon’s Euro 2008 final between Spain and Germany on ABC was watched by 2.4 million overnight households according to numbers announced by Nielsen Media Research.  That gives the broadcast a 3.1 overnight rating based on the 77 million households in … Continue reading

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Spain-Italy Most Watched Match So Far And Other ESPN Euro Ratings News

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As we head into the final weekend of Euro 2008, ESPN decided to take the occasion yesterday to put out a new press release talking about how the tournament is doing viewership wise through the quarterfinal round.  So, what did they have … Continue reading

The Pitfalls Of Watching Soccer On Satellite TV

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Sometimes readers ask me why I don’t have DirecTV or DISH Network. One of the main reasons why was on display today, and it’s definitely one of the pitfalls of watching soccer on satellite television.The culprit is the weather in … Continue reading

ESPN2 Sees 64% Increase in Households For Euro '08 Over Network Average

Posted on by Jeff Hash

If you happen to notice a sense of relief coming from ESPN in the last few days, there is a reason for it.  It’s because, while they are not coming in World Cup numbers, viewers are tuning in to the … Continue reading