World Cup Draws Record US Television Ratings

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•28 Jul 14, 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup drew record TV ratings in America with 25 million viewers tuning in to the USA-Portugal match, reaching more people than either the NBA Finals or the MLB World Series, though some sports analysts have argued that Americans’ passion for the sport will not survive past the tournament. What do you think?

  • “Sorry, but I really can’t see soccer competing with the nonstop intensity of Major League Baseball.”

    Paul Richardson –
    Systems Analyst

  • “A lot of people said America’s passion for biathlon wouldn’t survive past the Winter Olympics either, and look where we are now.”

    Meghan Yu –
    Handbag Designer

  • “I just like any game that lets me honk after.”

    Ryan Brock –
    Waste Management Consultant