After scoring the second most-viewed men’s soccer match in the US of all time with the US/Belgium match at the World Cup (averaging 16,491,000 viewers and 9.8 household Nielsen rating last week), ESPN followed that up with rousing Quarterfinals over the weekend. The Netherlands/Costa Rica game became the second most-watched FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. The matchup was seen by an average audience of 5,791,000 viewers based on a 3.4 fast national rating, according to Nielsen. That trails only Friday’s Brazil/Colombia game which was seen by 6,349,000 viewers based on a 3.6 fast national rating. Through 60 matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC are averaging 4,190,000 viewers based on a 2.6 US household rating per match to mark spikes of 42% and 114% over 2010 and 2006 respectively in viewers. The highest-rated markets for World Cup matches on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC: Washington DC (4.6), New York (4.3), San Francisco (4.1), Los Angeles (3.7) and San Diego (3.7), Hartford/New Haven (3.6), Orlando (3.5), Miami/Ft. Lauderdale (3.5), Richmond (3.4) and West Palm Beach (3.3).
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Jeff Zucker, CNN Worldwide’s president, is taking a six-week leave from the company to deal with heart surgery. A CNN spokeswoman confirmed the information tweeted on Thursday morning by the net’s media correspondent Brian Stelter. “He assured everyone he is going to be just fine,” posted Stelter, reporting Zucker’s comments from a news meeting.
Comedy Central is getting more animated, adding King of the Hill and The Cleveland Show to its lineup. The network has acquired all 13 seasons of King of the Hill, set to bow on Monday, July 23, as well as all four seasons of ensemble comedy The Cleveland Show, launching this fall.
Lots of news out of Bristol yesterday, including ESPN locking in Hall of Fame sportscaster Linda Cohn, the longest-tenured anchor for the SportsCenter, has signed a new deal to remain with the company in a multi-year agreement. Cohn originally joined ESPN in 1992 and anchored her first SportsCenter on July 11, 1992. Deal points will […]
ELEAGUE and the US Air Force inked an expanded multi-tournament marketing partnership ahead of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 in a deal that will see Air Force serve as ELEAGUE’s first-ever official armed forces partner across all platforms. The deal will see Air Force activate across a number of branded integrations and placements, highlighting the […]