When you’re broadcasting the world’s most beloved sports team and attempting to reach the world’s largest fan base, television ratings numbers are critical. Especially with such a valuable sports franchise like Manchester United. They, more than any other single FC, will have a significant influence on whether or nor English football takes of in the States. (or “Americans embracing soccer”)
Let’s look at how the Manchester United victory over Swansea did with the audiences stateside:
Washington, D.C. (2.2)
Los Angeles (1.2)
Hartford/New Haven (0.9)
Yes, our nation’s capital came in first, as to be expected. It’s a very international town, and PL fans have their greatest presence in the District of Columbia and metro area. And as you might expect, this list is close to half eastern seaboard states. Although I seriously thought that the Eastern time zone would make up more than half...