US-Mexico tie draws big TV audience for soccer
The scoreless tie between the United States and Mexico more than
doubled the previous high viewership for a World Cup qualifier on
an ESPN network.
The game Tuesday night was watched by 2.385 million people on
ESPN. The company said Wednesday that the previous high was 1.191
million viewers for a 2009 U.S.-Mexico match on ESPN2.
The Americans earned only their second point in a World Cup
qualifier at Azteca Stadium. The tie moved the U.S. (1-1-1) into
third place in World Cup qualifying for the North and Central
American and Caribbean region after three of 10 matches.