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Old 07-03-2014, 04:15 AM  
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U.S. soccer ratings top NBA Finals

NEW YORK -- An estimated 21.6 million people watched Belgium knock out the United States in the World Cup on U.S. television -- an impressive total for a weekday afternoon that almost certainly undercounts how many people actually saw it.

The Nielsen company said Wednesday that 16.5 million people watched the game on ESPN, with 5.1 million more seeing it on the Spanish-language Univision network. In addition, nearly 1.7 million people watched an online stream of the event, Nielsen said.

The record U.S. television audience for soccer is the 24.7 million who saw the United States play Portugal on June 24, which tied the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands.

The Portugal game took place on a weekend, however, when there were more people with free time available to watch. The U.S.-Belgium game started at 4 p.m. on the East Coast, earlier in other time zones, during a working day.

Nielsen does not measure viewership in bars, offices or other public places. In 2010, ESPN estimated that the stated audience size for weekday World Cup games would increase by 23 percent if public viewing were taken into account.

Still, Tuesday's knockout game exceeded the average viewership for the most recent World Series and NBA Finals, events that took place during prime-time when more people were home to watch.


The just-concluded NBA Finals where the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat averaged 15.5 million viewers, with 18 million watching the final game. Last fall's World Series averaged 14.9 million viewers, with 19.2 million watching the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the last game.

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said on Wednesday that everyone connected with the soccer team is excited to see how the sport is reaching a U.S. audience. He could see it coming, given the popularity of the game among young people and the large crowds that turned out for the team's sendoff games before the World Cup.

"Soccer is breaking through and gets its deserved recognition without taking anything away from the other big American sports," Klinsmann said.

He said it's important for people to identify with the way Americans played the game.

"The energy and the commitment and the tempo and the aggressiveness that we played with kind of made people proud at home and surprised a lot of people outside of the United States, maybe in Brazil or in Europe," he said.

The highest overall ratings for the U.S.-Belgium game came in New York, Nielsen said.

ESPN said that overall viewership for the World Cup is up 44 percent over 2010.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:54 PM   #121
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Look at it this way, the thread is about the NBA which sucks more than Soccer.


You suck more than the Coke whores who find an posse member of an NBA player who promises they can get them into the VIP room for a meet n greet. I have no doubt that you've gobbled more wieners than every frizzy haired blond in ripped acid wash jeans who was ever back stage of any hair band concert in history. If cock suckings were cow shit, you would be heaped up somewhere in Western Kansas stinking out a town.


I can hate on soccer though because, America.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:55 PM   #122
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:55 PM   #123
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Of course it is - it takes slightly more athletic ability than golf or running. There is no need for the strength & explosiveness of football or the skill and quick twitch of baseball. Even the most desolate country of weak, uncoordinated metrosexuals can field a team. It is the same reason it is the 'participation trophy sport' of today's youth; when your kid sucks at football, baseball, and every other real sport, there's always soccer.

Something tells me you couldn't run full speed while dribbling a soccer ball.

Soccer takes a ton of skill. You just don't have any of it so you choose to be demeaning. It's ok. We get it.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:58 PM   #124
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Soccer is the #1 sport among mongoloids and gays.

I like Mongoloids, because they're nice, kind, loving people. I don't have any issue with gays because they're good at picking out purses and shoes and dancing for Madonna videos.

You could only aspire to be either of those, likable or useful in any capacity.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:14 PM   #125
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You might have a point if we only talked about football, let alone only the Chiefs, here.
Your analogy described going to a specific site and telling the members that the subject of their site is stupid. That's not what's happening here, since this is an american football board and the discussion in this thread is soccer.

Perhaps a better analogy would be going to VeganPlanet, making a post about BBQ ribs, and then expecting the vegans not to post disparaging remarks.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:21 PM   #126
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Your analogy described going to a specific site and telling the members that the subject of their site is stupid. That's not what's happening here, since this is an american football board and the discussion in this thread is soccer.

Perhaps a better analogy would be going to VeganPlanet, making a post about BBQ ribs, and then expecting the vegans not to post disparaging remarks.
You are aware that I don't even have to scroll, let alone search to disparage fans of brussels sprouts on this very BB.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:27 PM   #127
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You are aware that I don't even have to scroll, let alone search to disparage fans of brussels sprouts on this very BB.
Because brussels sprouts suck!
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:31 PM   #128
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Let's compare apples to apples:

2013 MLS cup ratings: 505,000 viewers and a 0.7 rating

2014 NBA Finals ratings: 18 million viewers for game 5 and a 10.3 rating.

Yeah, it's really catching up in popularity.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:24 PM   #129
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:28 PM   #130
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More conformation that the NBA is not very popular.
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Let's compare apples to apples:

2013 MLS cup ratings: 505,000 viewers and a 0.7 rating

2014 NBA Finals ratings: 18 million viewers for game 5 and a 10.3 rating.

Yeah, it's really catching up in popularity.
The power outage at the Super Bowl in 2013 outdraws soccer. Even golf does.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:40 PM   #132
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You really don't think a ton of people will stop watching now?
I have never watched in the past, but I might be inclined to watch the semis and championship games this year.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:42 PM   #133
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You really don't think a ton of people will stop watching now?
No there will be a decrease. But I am saying call your shot...I am curious as to your perception vs reality.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:03 PM   #134
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Soccer is going to blow up in the US!/ Says someone every year for the last 20 years.
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