SBJ/July 17 - 23, 2006/Media

Local market ratings for World Cup final on ABC

Three California markets topped the list of local-market ratings for ABC’s coverage of Italy’s win over France in the title game of this year’s FIFA World Cup. Only four MLS markets (in bold) were among the top 10. ABC’s coverage of the Sunday, July 9, match began at 1:30 p.m. ET. Nationally, the game posted a fast-national 7.0 rating, averaging nearly 12 million viewers and more than 7.7 million households.

Top 10

Rank Market (size*)
Avg. rating/share
1 San Diego (26)
14.0/30
2 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose (6)
13.6/33
3 Los Angeles (2)
12.3/26
4 New York (1)
11.6/26
5 Orlando (20)
10.3/19
6 Austin, Texas (53)
9.9/22
7 Denver (18)
9.8/24
8 Philadelphia (4)
9.6/22
9 Washington, D.C. (8)
9.5/22
10t Minneapolis-St. Paul (15)
9.2/25
10t Seattle (13)
9.2/25
10t Baltimore (24)
9.2/19
10t West Palm Beach, Fla. (38)
9.2/18

Other MLS markets

Rank Market (size*)
Avg. rating/share
15 Salt Lake City (36)
8.8/27
19t Boston (5)
8.2/19
21t Kansas City (31)
7.9/16
36t Chicago (3)
6.8/16
36t Columbus (32)
6.8/14
39 Houston (10)
6.6/12
41 Dallas-Fort Worth (7)
6.4/14

* Market size ranking among all U.S. markets by number of TV households.
Source: Nielsen Media Research

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