Looking at TV Numbers

floodJust a quick note looking at television numbers from the last week.  SBJ reported that the USA/Panama qualifier drew 1.4 million viewers on ESPN and 1.2 million in Spanish on UniMas.   The English language numbers translate into a .8 rating, which is the second highest number for a USA Cup Qualifier.  Of course, the best overall numbers came earlier this year when the USA traveled to Azteca to draw with Mexico.  According to tvbythenumbers.com, “San Diego was the top market for the match telecast, delivering a 2.5 rating.  Rounding out the top five were: Seattle-Takoma, Wash. (2.5), Baltimore (2.1), Hartford-New Haven, Conn., (1.9), and Nashville (1.9).”  These are very solid numbers on a week night with the NBA Finals on at the same time.