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Incredible Night View From Space Of Brazil Cities Hosting World Cup Matches

New York City ranks among the top cities for World Cup viewership.

Zoom on Brazil cities hosting the World Cup.
Zoom on Brazil cities hosting the World Cup.
Story by Todd Richissin, Patch.com associate editorial director


World Cup soccer continues to draw record television crowds, and New York is among the cities with the greatest viewership.

More than 18 million people watched the United States play Portugal to a 2-2 tie on Saturday, making it the most-watched soccer match ever on U.S. television, according to Mediabistro. The New York City area cracked the list of top markets to watch the big game, with an 12.5 rating.

Rounding out the top markets: Washington, D.C. (13.3) Columbus, OH (12.6), New York (12.5), Boston (11.5), Hartford/New Haven (11.3), Providence (11.2), Atlanta (11.1), Baltimore (11.0), Norfolk (10.5), Orlando (10.5) and Sacramento (10.5), according to the website.

If you think that's pretty cool, take a look at the satellite view of Brazil from NASA. It shows the 12 cities hosting World Cup games this summer: Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Fortaleza, Cuiabá, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Natal, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo.

Brazil is a bright place on any day, holding its place as the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world by area. Let's hope the lights stay on for the U.S. team after Thursday's match against Germany at 12 p.m. ET, broadcast on ESPN. 

Where will you be watching Thursday's game?

brookhavenconfucius June 26, 2014 at 06:12 AM
From that distance BRAZIL STILL SUCKS, you just cant' smell it so much from outer space !
MK Smith June 26, 2014 at 08:11 AM
Soccer sucks.
overTAXEDpayer June 26, 2014 at 08:41 AM
Wow MK, what a smart person full of intelligent thought you are. Quit wasting time here on patch, go back to your kardashian show.
brookhavenconfucius June 26, 2014 at 09:05 AM
THIS SOUNDS LIKE A STORY ABOUT OUR SHRINKING ECONOMY, BUT IT'S ABOUT BRAZIL...Doesn't THAT feel good, being like a crappy South American country, this morning ? World Cup Euphoria Masks Brazil's Economic Woes Economists Have Slashed Growth Forecasts for Brazil, While Inflation Is Expected to Remain High http://online.wsj.com/articles/world-cup-euphoria-masks-brazils-economic-woes-1403568573
christie nicolle June 26, 2014 at 01:52 PM
America does not care for soccer! Keep your hype in Brazil.

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