USA–Germany FIFA Match Yields Biggest Audience for ESPN Audio
Match brought in a game average of 147,880 listeners
July 23, 2014
The month-long 2014 FIFA World Cup from Brazil was a big
success for ESPN Audio’s digital streaming coverage of all 64 games, averaging
23,503 listeners every quarter hour. The USA vs. Germany game on June 26
set an ESPN Audio record of 147,880 listeners on average, according to Ando
As with ESPN’s television and other digital services, the
event captured the attention of millions of fans and set various usage records
for ESPN Audio’s streaming offering, drawing much larger than usual audiences
during both weekday and weekend time slots.
Among the highlights:
single-game high – Germany’s 1-0 defeat of the United States during the opening
round robin – drew more listeners per quarter hour than any ESPN Audio offering
in history, an average of 147,880 listeners. Adding the listenership from
ESPN Radio’s owned-and-operated stations, the game attracted an average of
biggest audience for a weekend game was for the Championship – Germany’s 1-0
extra time victory over Argentina on Sunday, July 13.
Monday-Friday matches averaged 31,274 listeners per quarter hour.