Twice as many Americans have watched games in Euro 2012 groups compared with the competition four years ago. A report provided by the U.S. television giant ESPN show that twice as many Americans have watched games in the first phase of the European Football Championship 2012 in comparison with the competition four years ago. The 24 games in Euro 2012 groups had an average number of one million viewers compared to 550,000 as the clocking on the tournament in Austria and Switzerland.
The groups watched the Euro 2012 game was a draw Italy – Spain 1-1 on June 10, with an average of 2.113 million viewers, more than 2008 games, including final as Spain and Germany opposed the Nationals. ESPN Americans expect audiences to grow knockout stages of the competition, as happened two years ago the World Cup in South Africa. Final in Johannesburg was the most watched football event in America, gathering in front of small screens 15.5 million viewers.
Matches at Euro 2012 have been sent on the U.S. east coast after lunch hour and the maximum interest was reached in New York area. The increase is even more spectacular when it comes to broadcasting in Spanish. 228,000 viewers watched Latin America matches at EURO 2012 tournament from just 86,000 in 2008.
Most viewed Euro 2012 group stage matches in the United States of America:
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