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World Cup Quarters Average 10M-Plus Viewers In US

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A photographer sets up his camera prior to the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI (credit: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

A photographer sets up his camera prior to the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI (credit: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — The four World Cup quarterfinals averaged more than 10 million viewers in the United States combined on ABC, ESPN networks and Spanish-language Univision.

Host Brazil’s 2-1 win over Colombia in a 4 p.m. EDT kickoff Friday on ESPN was the most-viewed of the game with 11.84 million: 6.35 million on ESPN and 5.49 million on Univision. The Netherlands’ penalty-kicks victory over Costa Rica following a 0-0 tie in the late game Sunday on ESPN was seen by 10.92 million: 5.79 million on ESPN and 5.13 million on Univision.

In the noon EDT kickoffs, Germany’s 1-0 win over France on Friday on ESPN2 was viewed by 9.6 million (4.89 million on ESPN and 4.71 million on Univision) and Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Belgium on ABC was seen by 8.81 million (5.18 million on ESPN and 3.63 million on Univision).

The overall quarterfinal average was 10.29 million.

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