Cincinnati, Columbus Draw High TV Numbers For U.S.-Belgium Match

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WOUB Staff Writer


Updated Wed, Jul 2, 2014 5:51 pm
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Two Ohio cities are helping drive television ratings of the 2014 FIFA World Cup being played in Brazil.

Of the top 10 cities in terms of viewers of Tuesday's United States-Belgium game in the round of 16, Cincinnati ranked sixth with an average metered score of 11.4, and Columbus placed eighth with a 10.8 average.

New York led the way domestically with a massive 15.0 rating.

The U.S.-Belgium match is the third-highest rated soccer broadcast ever for ESPN, trailing only the U.S.-Portgual match from June 26 and the 1999 Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and China. Tuesday's match scored a 9.8 rating with an average of over 16 million viewers for ESPN.

With Univision's Spanish-speaking viewers, the number is closer to 21 or 22 million viewers.

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