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USA-Guatemala: ESPN’s Best Audience for Semifinal Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


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Last night’s ESPN2 telecast of the U.S. Men’s National Team victory over Guatemala in Columbus, Ohio, delivered an average audience of 954,000 viewers, making it ESPN’s most-watched CONCACAF semifinal round match since the company started televising the FIFA World Cup qualifying series. The audience surpassed the previous high –902,000 viewers for the US Men’s National Team vs. Jamaica match on Sept. 11, 2012 (ESPN2).

The top-10 markets: Columbus, Ohio (2.2), Baltimore (1.4), Tulsa (1.4), Norfolk-Newport News (1.3), Cincinnati (1.3), St. Louis (1.2), West Palm Beach (1.1), Atlanta (1.1), Denver (1.1), and Jacksonville (1.0).


USA-Guatemala was also the most-watched FIFA World Cup qualifier on WatchESPN, attracting an additional 43,000 average minute impressions to the TV audience with 152,000 live unique viewers and 6.1 million live minutes viewed.