by The Associated Press Posted Jun 15 2018 2

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 15, 2018 2:05 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 15, 2018 at 2:41 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The overnight rating from major markets of the World Cup opener was less than half of the overnight for the first game of the 2014 tournament, hurt by a much earlier kickoff and less glamorous teams.Host Russia’s 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia, which kicked off at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, got a 1.6 average in metered markets, according to Nielsen Media Research. That was down from a 3.4 for Brazil’s 3-1 win over Croatia four years ago on ESPN, which started at 4 p.m. EDT. South Africa’s 1-1 tie against Mexico in 2010 for a 2.3 for a 10 a.m. EDT kickoff.The overnight rating is the percentage of television households tuned to a broadcast among television households in the 56 major metered U.S. markets. Russia fans celebrate in Nikolskaya street after their team defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) last_img read more

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