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Which channel is covering in NZ? Is it more popular than cricket? :-)

Sky Sports 6, and Sky GO, totally dedicated to the World Cup 24/7, TVNZ 1 for higher ranking team matches, TVNZ On Demand and The Football Channel. And yes it's more popular than the cricket...But, naturally not as popular as Rugby.

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:angry: Ergh...everytime Sky TV lose the link or got nothing to talk about, they just put the offical song on rotation and show highlight clips...just had one on a 7min stretch. We don't have pre and post match commentary studios and since NZ not there, just the straight game commentary.
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2014 World Cup viewership up 26% versus 2010, up 116% versus 2006


2014 is by far the most popular tournament ever...gonna be such a letdown in 2018. I just simply cannot see the same atmosphere replicated as it has been in Brazil.
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The most tweeted game by far on Monday was the USA's 2-2 draw against Portugal, which sparked nearly eight million tweets. (7,997, 121 if you want to be precise.)


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Random joke alert!

What's the difference between the England team and a tea bag? The bag stays in the cup longer...

Haaa...classic [insert name here] joke :D

Tricky morning watching two screens but totally worth it, will be doing it again shortly.

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Bigger Than Baseball: 25 Million Watch U.S.-Portugal World Cup Match

The audience for US-Portugal match was bigger than NBA Finals!

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ITV "studio" in "dangerous" Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach



TV Globo reporter covering FIFA Fan Fest


Mexican Hot Host in Copacabana Beach


Some International TV reporting from residential building


Univision reporter




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hahahahahaha, good one!!!

The Brazilian parody, mocking President Dilma and former President Lula.

Politics, protests, skyrocket prices and Pele stupid statements...


Lula dancing worth the view =P

Just to clarify, Lula does not have beard anymore, but a mustache, because the cancer he suffered.


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That 24.7 million viewers for the US-Portugal match just blows my mind. I remember what it was like back in the 1980s when the idea of an entire WC being shown on American TV was a laughable notion. Maybe a handful of games from a WC would be shown, but that was it. In fact there were ZERO soccer games shown on American network TV between the 1986 WC final on NBC and a US-Germany game in 1993 on ABC. (The 1990 WC was shown on cable network TNT). Then came 1994 and the opportunity to indeed watch the entire WC (as has been the case ever since) and slowly America started to notice this supposedly foreign game although growth was slow, but over twenty years interest in the event just exploded to the point where at least certain games do pull in that type of TV ratings which was just shy of the last college football championship and only a few million short of an average regular season NFL game, that is incredible given how entrenched that sport is in our society. Yes ratings for non WC games may remain modest, but at least the World Cup has reached the level of a premier sporting event in the USA. That will allow me to die a happy man.

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  • ESPN Telecast Averages 18,220,000 Viewers and Peaks with 22,961,000 viewers
  • Match Generates WatchESPN Viewership Records
  • Most-viewed Non-Football Telecast on ESPN Ever
  • Significant Viewership Growth Over 2010 and 2006, including in All Key Demos
  • Sets Rating Record in 18 markets; Washington, D.C.; New York and San Francisco Highest-Rated Thru 32 Games

ESPN’s telecast of the United States’ 2-2 tie against Portugal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, June 22, is the most-viewed soccer match in the United States ever, across all networks, averaging 18,220,000 viewers based on a 9.6 HH US rating. It surpassed the previous high of 17,975,000 viewers for the 1999 Women’s World Cup final (USA vs. China) on ABC. Additional television highlights:

  • The telecast peaked from 7:30 to 8 p.m. ET with an average of 22,961,000 viewers and an 11.9 HH US rating.
  • The match is ESPN’s most-viewed program excluding NFL and college football telecasts.
  • While Sunday’s 9.6 HH US rating is the highest-rated men’s soccer telecast ever (topping a 9.5 for Italy vs. Brazil in the 1994 final), it is the second highest-rated soccer match overall behind an 11.4 HH US rating for 1999 Women’s World Cup final (USA vs. China) on ABC.
  • The first 2014 FIFA World Cup match involving the United States (a 2-1 victory over Ghana) averaged 11,093,000 viewers and a 6.3 HH US rating, making it the highest-rated and most-viewed men’s soccer match on ESPN or ESPN2 on record at the time.

In addition to setting a television viewership record, Sunday’s match also set product records on WatchESPN with a 490,000 average minute audience, and total of 1,373,000 viewers and 61,691,000 minutes viewed.

Significant Television Viewership Increases Over 2010 and 2006

Overall, ESPN’s 2014 World Cup coverage is posting significant viewership increases over 2010 and 2006. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC have combined to average 4,273,000 viewers and a 2.6 HH US rating through the first 32 matches, marking increases of 50 percent and 109 percent (vs. 2,857,000 in 2010 and 2,048,000 in 2006), and 44 percent and 86 percent (vs. 1.8 in 2010 and 1.4 in 2006), respectively.

In addition, ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC have posted significant audience increases in every key people and male demographic, highlighted by double-digit growth in the 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 categories.

WatchESPN Growth Over 2010

WatchESPN has averaged 259,000 viewers in the average minute across 32 World Cup matches, which represents a six percent lift over the ESPN Networks’ English language TV audience for a total of 4,533,000 viewers across TV and WatchESPN.

In addition, WatchESPN has posted a 158 percent increase in viewers and 167 percent in minutes through the first 32 games, averaging 759,000 viewers and 33,319,000 minutes viewed per match.

Success beyond USA Matches

In addition to Sunday’s record telecast, ESPN tied the record for the highest-rated World Cup match not involving the United States on ESPN or ESPN2, averaging a 3.4 US HH rating and 5,735,000 viewers for Germany vs. Ghana on Saturday, June 21 (tied with the 2006 Italy vs. Germany semifinal). Overall, the 2014 World Cup coverage has delivered six of the highest-rated and most-viewed Group Play matches not involving a United States team on ESPN and ESPN2.

Metered Markets

Washington, D.C., led all markets for ESPN’s USA vs. Portugal telecast with a 13.3 rating, followed by Columbus (12.6), New York (12.5), Boston (11.5), Hartford/New Haven (11.3), Providence (11.2), Atlanta (11.1), Baltimore (11.0), Norfolk (10.5), Orlando (10.5) and Sacramento (10.5).

Eighteen markets recorded their highest overnight rating for a World Cup match on ESPN or ESPN2, including seven that were among the top 10 largest for the telecast: Columbus, Boston, Hartford/New Haven, Providence, Atlanta, Baltimore and Sacramento. The additional 11, ordered by highest rating: Kansas City (10.1), Dayton (8.9), St. Louis (8.7), Jacksonville (8.4), Tampa/St. Petersburg (8.3), Nashville (7.8), Greenville (7.6), Greensboro (7.5), Memphis (7.5), Pittsburgh (6.9) and Birmingham (5.8).

Overall, Washington, D.C., continues to lead all markets for matches on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC through the first 32 games with a 5.0 average rating, followed by New York (4.3), San Francisco (4.1), Orlando (3.8), Los Angeles (3.7), Hartford/New Haven (3.7), Atlanta (3.6), San Diego (3.5), Boston (3.5), West Palm Beach (3.5) and Richmond (3.5).

Upcoming ESPN World Cup Coverage

ESPN’s FIFA World Cup coverage continues this week with two matches at 11:30 a.m. and two at 3:30 p.m. each day from today through the completion of Group Play on Thursday, June 26. The match for the United States (against Germany) airs on Thursday, June 26, at 11:30 a.m. (on ESPN).

ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of the tournament includes all 64 matches televised live on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPN3 and WatchESPN, as well as 54 matches on ESPN Deportes and another 10 on ESPN Deportes+. ABC’s matches will also available on WATCH ABC. Schedule.


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UK TV Schedule.

1. Brazil vs Chile BBC
2. Germany vs Algeria ITV
3. Argentina vs Swiz BBC
4. Holland vs Mexico ITV
5. France vs Nigeria BBC
6. Colombia v Uruguay ITV
7. Belgium vs USA BBC
8. Costa rica vs Greece ITV

BBC Studio - Looks stunning in the night


ARD - Germany


Edit: Sorry, channel is ZDF.

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