A record 1.7 million people logged into WatchESPN to view World Cup games

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
Jun 27, 2014
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  1. Regardless of the outcome on the field, Thursday's World Cup matches between the US vs. Germany and Ghana vs. Portugal were a victory for ESPN. The two games, which helped determine which teams would make it into the next knockout...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,280

    That doesn't compare to the 30 odd million people who watch all games live just here in South Africa. Soccer is practically a religion here and to think we didn't even manage to qualify...
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,905   +1,201

    Yeah, I find that whole 1.7 million number pretty underwhelming for an event that attracts a world-wide audience. But ESPN is hosting and promoting the World Cup, so they're going to bang the drum real loud over anything they can.
  4. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25

    I think its an achievement if you keep in mind that Soccer isn't a very popular sport in the U.S..
  5. Sweed007

    Sweed007 TS Rookie

    This is Watch ESPN, only a few select providers have access to it.
    And the numbers went up largely in part to them now allowing a few more providers in like Dish.
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  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,545   +427

    I think it is fairly significant. Like Sweed007 said, only select providers give access to WatchESPN and on top of that the only reason you'd use that is if you don't have access to a TV.

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