The numbers continue to go up for the World Cup, as Sundays USA-Portugal match earned the
highest-ever overnight ratings for a World Cup match on ESPN. According to Nielsen estimates, the late-afternoon contest averaged a 9.1 household rating, meaning about 1 in 11 U.S. homes were
watching the game, which ended in a 2-2 draw thanks to a very late Portugal score. The previous high for a World Cup contest on ESPN was the 7.0 rating for the USA-Ghana matchup earlier in the
Group Play round a game that ended up averaging more than 11 million viewers in the nationals. The 9.1 rating ties with the 2010 USA-Ghana second-round match, which aired on ABC. The only matches
to http://majorxjsu.bloggd.org fare better on ABC were the 1994 World Cup Final (12.8 overnight for http://tallulajero.edublogs.org Brazil-Italy in a webblog tournament played in the U.S.) and the second-round
USA-Brazil match from that same year (10.4 rating).