World Cup USA-England game pulls 14+ million viewers


Saturday’s USA-England game might have ended in a draw, but the game’s telecasts were the clear winners.

An estimated 14.5 million U.S. viewers combined to watch the game on ABC and Univision, the highest average audience for a men’s national team soccer game since at least 15.8 million combined to watch USA and Brazil’s Round of 16 match in 1994.

The game was also the most watched first round game in the U.S., surpassing the USA-Romania match that drew at least 12.1 million in 1994.

A further breakdown of the of the game’s audience reveals that 57% of total viewers fell in the 18-49 demographic. An estimated 65% of adults 18+ were male, while 35% were female. Teens accounted for almost 7% of the total audience.

(source: The Nielsen Company)