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D.C. Had ESPN’s Highest Rating for the U.S.-Ghana World Cup Game

It didn't only feel like everyone in town was watching the World Cup Monday night—they actually were.

The U.S.-Ghana match in Natal, Brazil, got a higher rating in D.C. than anywhere else in the country last night, ESPN said Tuesday. A total of 11.1 million people per minute were watching the game nationwide; in D.C., the broadcast got an 11.8 rating, ahead of New York's 10.2. It was the most-watched men's soccer game ESPN has ever broadcast.

So far in the tournament's first week, D.C. is the best market for ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC's coverage.

Thanks to defender John Brooks' late game-winning goal, the U.S. is in second place in its group. The team plays next against Portugal at 6 p.m. on Sunday in Manaus, Brazil—here's where to watch.

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