ESPN Smashes Own Web Streaming Record During USA-Germany World Cup Match

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    Traders and workers watch the U.S. 2014 World Cup soccer match against Germany on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on June 26, 2014. Reuters/Brendan McDermid
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    Forward Clint Dempsey suffered a broken nose during the U.S.'s 2-1 victory over Ghana, and may play with protective mask against Portugal Sunday. Reuters
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Breaking: You watched a lot of World Cup soccer at work today.

ESPN recorded 1.7 million concurrent streams on its WatchESPN service, which allows cable subscribers to watch ESPN on computers and mobile devices. That figure crushes its previous high of 750,000 concurrent streams set during the Mexico-Brazil match last week.

The tally included viewers watching both the U.S.-Germany match, and the other match in Group G, Ghana vs. Portugal. WatchESPN is only available in the U.S.

The U.S. lost the match 1-0 but still advances to the knockout round behind Germany as the second seed in the group. Ghana and Portugal were both eliminated.

Spanish-language Univision also streamed both matches; its streaming numbers weren't immediately available.

 

 

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