World Cup

Mexico-US gets record rating for qualifier

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The United States' 2-0 victory over Mexico on Tuesday night had matching record ratings to the 0-0 draw the teams played in Mexico City in March.

The game on ESPN drew a 1.4 rating, according to Nielsen. An average audience of 2.243 million viewers and 1.641 million television households tuned in.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned to a program. Overnight ratings measure the country's largest markets.

Columbus was the top market for the match telecast with a 5.1 rating. Rounding out the top 10 markets were Miami-Fort Lauderdale (3.3), Buffalo, N.Y., (3.2), Dayton, Ohio (2.8), Washington, D.C. (2.8), San Diego (2.7), New York (2.7), Seattle-Tacoma (2.6), San Antonio (2.5) and West Palm Beach, Fla. (2.5).

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