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World Cup quarterfinals average more than 10 million viewers in U.S.

The four World Cup quarterfinals averaged more than 10 million viewers in the United States combined on ABC, ESPN networks and Spanish-language Univision. Host Brazil’s 2-1 win over Colombia in a 1 p.m. PDT kickoff Friday on ESPN was the most-viewed of the games with 11.84 million: 6.35 million on ESPN and 5.49 million on Univision. The Netherlands’ penalty-kicks victory over Costa Rica following a 0-0 tie in the late game Saturday on ESPN was seen by 10.92 million: 5.79 million on ESPN and 5.13 million on Univision. The overall quarterfinal average was 10.29 million.

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