P/sunny
76°
P/sunny
Hi 78° | Lo 51°

More than 26 million watch World Cup final in U.S.

With an estimated 26.5 million viewers, Sunday’s World Cup final stands as the most-watched soccer game in U.S. history.

The Nielsen company said yesterday that 17.3 million people watched Germany beat Argentina, 1-0, on ABC. An additional 9.2 million tuned in to the game on the Spanish-language Univision network.

That tops the 24.7 million who watched the U.S.-Portugal match earlier in the tournament, and the same number of people who saw the 2010 World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain.

Between well-played games and a time zone compatible with U.S. viewing, both networks were up significantly throughout the tournament from four years ago.

Recommended for You
Legacy Comments0
There are no comments yet. Be the first!
Post a Comment

You must be registered to comment on stories. Click here to register.