The 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia produces a record 1.1 million unique viewers on the WatchESPN online streaming platform. On ESPN, the game attracts 4.435 million viewers and receives a 2.8 average rating, 49% and 55% higher than the 2010 opening match between South Africa and Mexico. It is the highest-rated and most-viewed World Cup opening match on record on ESPN and the fourth-highest-rated and fourth-most-viewed non-U.S. match.
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