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World Cup semifinals each seen by more than 12 million viewers in US

Germany's Andre Schuerrle, right, celebrates with teammate Thomas Mueller after scoring his side's 6th goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, Pool)

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Germany's Andre Schuerrle, right, celebrates with teammate Thomas Mueller after scoring his side's 6th goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, Pool)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The World Cup semifinals each were seen by an average of more than 12 million viewers in the United States on ESPN and Spanish-language Univision.

ESPN said Germany's 7-1 rout over host Brazil on Tuesday averaged 6,643,000 viewers and Argentina's penalty-kicks win over the Netherlands the following day averaged 6,823,000.

The games, which both kicked off at 4 p.m. EDT, are the two highest-rated World Cup semifinals on any U.S. network, ESPN said Thursday.

Univision said its coverage of Brazil-Germany averaged 5,804,000 and Netherlands-Argentina 5,444,000, also its most-viewed semifinals.

ESPN's telecasts have averaged 4,289,000 through 62 games, up 43 per cent from 2010's 2,989,000 and 108 per cent from 2006's 2.06 million.

Univision said its average of 3,345,000 is up 38 per cent from 2010.

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