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SOCCER NOW BIGGER THAN HOCKEY, BASEBALL?

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Any lingering doubts about Americans’ interest in soccer were dispelled Monday when Nielsen released figures indicated that Sunday’s World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands attracted 24.3 million viewers, who tuned in to the match on ABC and Univision. It was the most-watched soccer game ever on U.S. television and left other, more “traditional” […]

TOTAL WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE FOR WORLD CUP: 700 MILLION

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

If the ratings for the World Cup were huge in the U.S., they paled compared to those racked up in many overseas markets. FIFA, the organization that stages the contests, said that altogether 700 million viewers watched the final game in which Spain defeated the Netherlands 1-0, but the breakdown in some European countries was […]