ESPN scores with US-Panama soccer broadcast

US-Panama draws ESPN's 2nd-biggest audience for World Cup soccer qualifying game

Associated Press
ESPN scores with US-Panama soccer broadcast
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USA's Eddie Johnson (18), second from right, is hugged by USA's Brad Evans, upper right, after Johnson scored a goal against Panama in the second half of a World Cup qualifier soccer match, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Seattle. Looking on at left is Geoff Cameron (20) and at right is Jozy Altidore (17). USA defeated Panama, 2-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- The United States' 2-0 victory over Panama on Tuesday night was ESPN's second most-watched and second highest-rated World Cup qualifying or international friendly game telecast.

ESPN said Wednesday that the game in Seattle was seen by an average 1,436,000 viewers and 888,000 households based on an 0.8 U.S. household rating, according to Nielsen Media.

The game trailed only the U.S.-Mexico game March 26, a telecast that delivered 2,385,000 viewers and 1,644,000 households, based on a 1.4 household U.S. rating.

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