Not only do we believe that we can win, the Bay Area believes that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is the hottest sporting event of the summer.
San Francisco was ranked as the 10th largest market in the country with a 7.2 rating for ESPN’s USA vs. Germany telecast. After the match, San Francisco stood as third largest viewing market in the country for World Cup matches on ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC with a 3.5 rating.
After a record-breaking audience of 18.22 million viewers for the United States 2-2 draw with Portugal on Sunday, June 22, ESPN recorded the second highest-rated men’s World Cup match in a 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday, June 26 with an average minute audience of more than 12 million people across ESPN’s television, digital and audio platforms.
The United States marches on to the Round of 16 of the World Cup against Belgium on Tuesday, July 1 at 1:00 p.m. PT in Salvador.