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TV ratings: U.S. World Cup win over Ghana big for ESPN
TV ratings: U.S. World Cup win over Ghana big for ESPN

The United States' 2-1 win over Ghana in Monday's World Cup game netted a ratings best, according to early numbers from Nielsen. The contest that started at 3 p.m. scored an overnight household rating of 7.0 from Nielsen's 56 metered markets, the highest number for a men's World Cup match on the cable network since it began receiving local stats for the tournament in 1998. Complete national viewership and demographic numbers for the match-up won't be available until later Tuesday. The previous record-holder was the 2010 contest between the U.S. and Algeria, which notched a household rating of 4.0 and averaged 6.16 million viewers total. The top-five markets...

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