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This Should Be No Surprise, But D.C. Really Likes This World Cup Thing

If you were walking around Washington D.C. yesterday around 1:00 pm, and saw all the U.S. jerseys walking around after their dramatic win over Algeria, then you already know that people in the district are caught up in the World Cup. Dan Steinberg has the stats the corroborate that story, numbers wise.

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Well, the overnight numbers are in for the U.S. group-clinching win over Algeria, and it's more evidence that this is one of the nation's futboliest markets. The D.C. market was fourth among metered markets (with a 5.4 rating), while the Baltimore market was second (with a 6.4).

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It makes sense that the nation's capitol has a vested interest in the nation's soccer team. According to Steinberg, it was the second highest rated World Cup game on ESPN, trailing only a 2002 match against Germany. With all the excitement over this win, I expect that number to go up significantly on Saturday, when the U.S. will face Ghana in the round of 16.

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