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WORLD CUP SETS NEW RECORDS

June 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday’s ESPN telecast of the United States vs. Algeria World Cup match, in which the U.S. team scored a winning goal by Landon Donovan once again drew record ratings for ESPN. Although the game was played during a mid-week morning, it was watched by 6.16 million viewers at home. Nielsen said the top market was San Diego, where the match began at 7:00 a.m. local time. Not included in the figures were those who viewed the game at bars, restaurants and other public places across the country. One enterprising filmmaker, Purdue University student Robby Donoho, collected clips from videographers all over the country who filmed the reaction to Landon’s goal in numerous locations. Donoho added music to the montage of clips and posted his completed project on YouTube, where it quickly went viral. By midday today (Friday), it had already been viewed more than 315,000 times.