The U.S.-Portugal game, which that ended in a 2-2 draw, drew 18.2 million viewers for ESPN and another 6.5 million on Univision drew 6.5 million. That means 24.7 million on average tuned into USA-Portugal, tying the record for most watched football game in U.S. history.
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ESPN will present all 64 matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup live and in high definition on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC during its comprehensive coverage of the month-long tournament in Brazil, June 12 – July 13. Extensive studio programming originating from the host country is also planned, including pre-match shows, halftime and post-match segments.
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Puma and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort have teamed up in a multi-year agreement that will showcase Puma football and elite football players.
A ranking caught my attention: The top football league attendance, updated August 20 2012. A very interesting piece put together by ESPN and worldfootball.net. Major key learning, the Major League Soccer is ahead of the French Ligue 1. This said, the ranking counts a whole season for the Ligue 1, when the MLS is still ongoing.
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ESPN continues to add to its lineup of live top-flight football with the acquisition of French Ligue 1 rights and renewals of its agreements to cover Italian Serie A, Eredivisie and the Russian Premier League. The agreements all include multimedia rights – across TV and digital media – in the UK and Ireland.
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Euro 2012 is over and the event was watched, acclaimed and followed in the United States. Living in NYC, I noticed that although the timezone, the distance and the fact that soccer is not a traditional U.S sport, Euro 2012 received a heavy media presence.
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