Nielsen has come out with their viewership figures for yesterday’s World Cup game and the figures are interesting to say the least. 21.6 million people watched the game. Compare that to the World Series, which averaged 14.9-million viewers and saw 19.2-million viewing the final game. Or the NBA Finals, which averaged 15.5-million viewers (yup, more than baseball) and 18-million watching the final game.

Now, Ann Coulter would point out that 16.5-million watched the game on ESPN while the rest watched it on a “Spanish” channel. But, 16.5-million is still greater than the average viewership for the NBA Finals or World Series. It’s also in range of the Sunday Night Football average viewership.

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  • blmeanie  On July 3, 2014 at 6:02 am

    No surprise, right?

    It gets the spectacle of a Super Bowl especially with the women

    • nysportsfanatic  On July 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

      But, it was on at 4pm EDT on a weekday and over by 6pm. Not exactly prime viewing hours for most of the country.

  • blmeanie  On July 3, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Do office workers on streaming count in the ratings? That had to be a huge number

  • blmeanie  On July 5, 2014 at 7:02 am

    What are some of the numbers like now that the USA isn’t involved anymore? Might be telling

    • nysportsfanatic  On July 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Brazil-Columbia did 6.5 million on ESPN. Not sure about the other quarterfinal match ups.

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