UPDATED: The United States' victory over Ghana in the World Cup was Monday's most-watched program -- by a wide margin.
Nationally, the game on ESPN drew 11.1 million viewers and became the most-watched men's soccer match ever on ESPN. The most-seen offering on broadcast TV was ABC's "The Bachelorette" with 6.5 million viewers.
In Orlando, ESPN's telecast of the match pulled in 244,128 viewers. Univision's telecast of the same match, which started at 5:30 p.m. and out of prime time, drew an additional 38,231 viewers.
The most-watched programs locally in prime time were way behind the U.S. match: Fox's "24: Live Another Day" with 121,349 viewers and "The Bachelorette" with 104,694.
The other top telecasts in prime time were Fox's "MasterChef" with 99,921 viewers, TNT's "Major Crimes" with 93,794 and the 9 p.m. repeat of CBS' "Mike & Molly" with 74,019.
Favorite prime-time programs of the local 18-to-49 age group were "MasterChef," "24" and "The Bachelorette."
In national broadcast ratings, the prime-time averages were ABC with 5.6 million, Fox with 5.4 million, CBS with 4.7 million, NBC with 4.2 million and The CW with 1.2 million. But Fox edged ABC to win the 18-to-49 age group.
ABC's average was brought down by "Mistresses" with 3.7 million viewers. Fox offered "MasterChef" (5.2 million) and "24" (with 5.6 million viewers).
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