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Ratings watch: U.S.-Portugal match tops the week with 6.2 rating on ESPN

The telecast was the most viewed soccer match ever in U.S. with 18.2 million viewers
Oklahoman Modified: June 24, 2014 at 4:09 pm •  Published: June 24, 2014

The U.S. team’s 2-2 tie Sunday with Portugal in the World Cup topped the Oklahoma City TV ratings for the week with a 6.2 mark on ESPN. The telecast did even better nationally with a 9.6 rating and 18.2 million viewers as the most viewed soccer match ever in the U.S.

Sports events June 17-23

1. U.S. vs. Portugal, World Cup, Sunday, ESPN, 6.2.

2. Belgium vs. Russia, World Cup, Sunday, ESPN, 3.3.

2. U.S. Women’s Open fourth round, golf, Sunday, KFOR-4, 3.3.

4. Germany vs. Ghana, World Cup, Saturday, ESPN, 3.0.

5. Uruguay vs. England, World Cup, Thursday, ESPN, 2.8.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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