UPDATE: The ratings for U.S./Portugal game are MASSIVE!
U.S.-Portugal drew 18.2 million viewers on ESPN & 6.5 million on @Univision. The combined 24.7M means most-watched U.S. soccer match ever.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) June 23, 2014
ESPN PR said US-Portugal match peaked from 7:30 to 8 p.m. ET with an average of 22,961,000 viewers.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) June 23, 2014
U.S.-Portugal is ESPN’s most-viewed sporting event ever minus the NFL and college football telecasts.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) June 23, 2014
The U.S. comes back from 1-0 down to take a 2-1 lead late in the match and then Portugal scores in the very last seconds on the very last play to tie it.
U.S. vs. Germany. Thursday. Noon.
For U.S. to advance:
-Win/draw vs. Germany OR
- Loss & Portugal/Ghana draw OR
- Loss & win tiebreaker vs. Portugal/Ghana winner
Ronaldo had that last play etched into his head THE WHOLE TIME pic.twitter.com/Qm0pHqUSWv— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) June 22, 2014
Never.....ever....have we heard anything like the commentator talking about Ronaldo on the broadcast....'Think he was greeted when he arrived at the hotel....by a topless model and a guy dressed as Donald Duck'.
Jermaine Jones with the goal to tie it at 1
Watch the Univision goal call (Click Here)
Clint Dempsey Put the USA up 2-1
Watch the Univision Dempsey Call (Click Here)
Then Silvestre Varela from Portugal ruined everything and tied it up 2-2 with no time left
Watch the Univision call (Click Here)