ESPNRadio’s coverage of all 64 World Cup soccer matches this year has been a big hit with online listeners. Starting with the opening match on June 11th, through June 20th, World Cup coverage on ESPNRadio generated nearly 3.8 million total listening hours, with an average time spent listening of 47 minutes.
ESPNRadio’s streaming coverage of the US match against Algeria last week brought ESPNRadio its biggest audience ever – the broadcast peaked at 180,000 listeners, according to AndoMedia and was nearly double its previous record, set on June 18th during the US versus Slovenia match. (The US vs Algeria match took place during a week day work day here in the US, driving at work fans to listen online, while the Slovenia match was on a weekend).
The station saw enormous traffic to its website as well – setting a record for site visits and page views as well.
Unfortunately, the US team was defeated by Ghana on saturday, ending their World Cup play. If you missed the game or any of the others, you can listen to a podcast of the game, or recaps of that game or any other in ESPNRadio’s World Cup Central here.