UPDATED: Sure, Germany's 7-1 victory over Brazil in the World Cup was boring.
But the match still had more viewers, locally and nationally, than any other program Tuesday.
The match attracted 12.4 million total viewers across ESPN (6.6 million) and Univision (5.8 million). Univision said it was its most-watched World Cup semifinal match ever, and ESPN said it offered the most-watched World Cup semifinal ever on any U.S. network.
In Central Florida, the match averaged 170,042 total viewers: 102,128 on ESPN and 67,914 on Univision.
The top program in prime time was "America's Got Talent" on NBC with 135,622 viewers. Rounding out the top five were CBS' "NCIS" with 117,578 total viewers, NBC's "Night Shift" with 97,276, CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" with 91,301 and ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" with 83,955.
Favorites of the local 18-to-49 age group were "America's Got Talent," "Extreme Weight Loss," "Night Shift" and ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap."
"America's Got Talent" had 36,032 viewers in the 18-to-49 age group; the Germany-Brazil match had 76,165. Say wow.
I hope you saw my story about how the World Cup has performed in Central Florida ratings.
In national broadcast ratings, NBC won the evening behind an "America's Got Talent" repeat (8 million) and a new "Night Shift" (6.4 million). The CBS repeats offered the most competition in total viewers: "NCIS" with 8 million, "NCIS: Los Angeles" with 6.6 million and "Person of Interest" with 5.2 million.
The updated prime-time averages: NBC with 7.4 million, CBS with 6.6 million, ABC with 3.4 million, Fox with 1.2 million and The CW with 610,000. NBC also won the 18-to-49 age group; ABC edged CBS for second there. ABC's best was "Extreme Weight Loss" with 3.5 million viewers.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun