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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 […]

ESPN PREDICTING RECORD RATINGS FOR SATURDAY’S WORLD CUP

June 24, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

ESPN is expecting Saturday’s World Cup match between the U.S. and Ghana to set a record for the most viewers ever to watch a soccer match on the cable sports network, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday). The record is currently held by the Germany-Italy semifinal match in 2006, which drew 5.8 million viewers. Its World […]

ESPN PREDICTING RECORD RATINGS FOR SATURDAY’S WORLD CUP

June 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ESPN is expecting Saturday’s World Cup match between the U.S. and Ghana to set a record for the most viewers ever to watch a soccer match on the cable sports network, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday). The record is currently held by the Germany-Italy semifinal match in 2006, which drew 5.8 million viewers. Its World […]

WORLD CUP FULL IN U.S. BUT DOESN’T RUNNETH OVER

June 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although U.S. ratings for the World Cup telecasts on ABC, ESPN and Univision are up 75 percent over the 2006 games, the non-stop nature of the sport will prevent it from ever achieving the popularity here as it has elsewhere in the world, a sports broadcasting expert has told the Los Angeles Times. Thus far, […]

BRITISH WORLD CUP COMMENTATOR FIRED

June 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s ITV has fired one of its World Cup commentators after it was discovered that he had passed scores of tickets to a third party, some of which ended up in the hands of participants in an “ambush” marketing stunt. In a statement, the broadcaster said that its investigation had “revealed that a substantial number […]

WORLD CUP SCORES RECORD RATINGS

June 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Yet another live, big-ticket sports event has drawn record ratings. ABC’s telecast of the U.S.-England match at the World Cup contests in South Africa, which ended in a 1-1- tie on Saturday, drew 12.96 million viewers, setting a U.S. record for an opening-round game and the best rating for a match involving a U.S. team […]

EUROPEAN WOMEN FLEE SOCCER FOR “SEX”

June 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While European men gathered in front of TV sets to watch the World Cup soccer games, women crowded into theaters to see Warner Bros./New Line’s Sex and the City 2, which raked in $23.7 million in its second week overseas, bringing its gross to $131.7 million. By contrast, The A-Team debuted in 35 countries with […]

MANY WORLD CUP FANS IN U.K. WILL WATCH ONLINE

June 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thirty percent of British soccer fans are planning to watch the World Cup online, according to a survey of over 3,000 viewers by the U.K. tech retailer PC World (unrelated to the U.S. magazine). According to the survey, 23 percent said they would be using a personal computer, while nearly 20 percent said they would […]

U.K.’S ITV EXPECTS WORLD CUP TO LIFT REVENUE 25%

May 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ITV, Britain’s leading commercial broadcaster, is predicting that its coverage of the World Cup will lift its advertising revenue by 25 percent in June and July. According to the London Daily Mail, ITV executives are hoping that ad revenue will be boosted even further if England makes it into the quarter finals and beyond. ITV […]

IRON TURNS TO GOLD OVERSEAS

May 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Iron Man 2 opened in 53 countries earning $100.2 million — 26 percent more than the original did during its first weekend two years ago. The film opened internationally one week ahead of its domestic run in order to collect as much business as it can before the World Cup puts a damper on […]

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