World Cup Gets 3.9 Rating on ABC
Jul. 01, 2002
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NEW YORK (AP) _ Brazil's 2-0 victory over Germany in the finals of the World Cup on Sunday produced an overnight rating of 3.9 and a 16 share for the live telecast on ABC.
The network's live telecast ran from 6:30 a.m.-9 a.m. EDT. A taped replay from 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. had a rating of 2.8 and a 7 share.
Four years ago, the Brazil-France World Cup final shown live in the afternoon had a 6.9 rating and 17 share, about equal to the two showings this year.
The rating is the percentage of all homes with TVs, whether or not they are in use. Share is the percentage of homes with TVs in use. Overnight ratings measure the 53 largest TV markets in the United States, covering about 65 percent of the country.