Nielsen: 21.6 million viewers for Belgium game
NEW YORK - Nielsen says an estimated 21.6 million people watched Belgium knock out the U.S. soccer team in the World Cup - an impressive total for a weekday afternoon.
The audience stands behind the 24.7 million who watched the United States play Portugal on June 24, which tied the 2010 World Cup final for the biggest audience for a televised soccer match in the United States.
Nielsen said Wednesday that 16.5 million people watched the Belgium game on ESPN, with 5.1 million seeing it on the Spanish-speaking Univision network. In addition, nearly 1.7 million people watched an online stream of the event.
Nielsen does not measure viewership in bars, offices or other public places, meaning the actual audience was higher.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Child killed in crash on west side, driver charged
Vehicle burglaries on the rise in Ascension Parish
La, Miss abortion laws similar to overturned Texas law
Paramedic describes chaotic scene after getting hit by alleged drunk driver
Blessings on the Bayou lends helping hand to Labadieville homeowners