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ESPN Earns Highest World Cup Qualifier Overnight For Mexico-U.S.

ESPN's telecast of the Mexico-U.S soccer match at Crew Stadium in Columbus earned a 1.9 overnight rating. The match, a 2-0 U.S. victory, marks the highest overnight for the U.S. men's national team in a FIFA World Cup qualifier, or in any match outside of the FIFA World Cup or Confederations Cup. The previous high was a 1.6 overnight rating for a U.S.-Mexico match on March 26 at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca. Columbus led all markets with a 5.1 local rating (ESPN).