ESPN ESPN s telecast of Wednesdays Netherlands vs. Argentina FIFA World Cup semifinal match a http://awildrideorlando.tumblr.com/ 0-0 tie in which Argentina advanced to the Final past Netherlands in a penalty kick shootout at Arena de Sao Paulo averaged a 4.3 overnight rating, setting a new record as the highest overnight rating for a World Cup semifinal match on Walt Disney Walt Disney ownedESPN or ESPN2, according to Nielsen. The rating surpassed the previous record a 4.1 overnight rating for Tuesdays Brazil-Germany semifinal match. The 2014 FIFA World Cup now holds the top-two ESPN overnight ratings spots for semifinals in the quadrennial tournament. (Note: No World Cup semifinal match has ever aired on ABC). Top 10 markets for Netherlands-Argentina: Baltimore (7.1), New York (7.0), Washington , DC (6.9), Hartford/New Haven (6.7), Miami/Ft. Lauderdale (6.3), San Diego (6.3), San Francisco (6.1), Providence (5.8), Boston (5.3), and Columbus and Richmond/Petersburg (tied 5.1). Through 62 matches, the ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC networks are averaging a 3.0 metered market rating, an increase of 30 percent compared to the first 62 matches in 2010 (2.3).
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