Sunday’s U.S. vs. Portugal World Cup match was the most-watched soccer match ever on U.S. TV. More than 18 million people watched the game on ESPN, which ended in a 2-2 tie, with 1.3 million watching on the WatchESPN app. As for where those viewers were, we’ve broken it down market-by-market:
Washington, D.C., led all markets for the telecast with a 13.3 rating. Columbus, OH (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) rounded out the top 10.
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).