Global Workplace Productivity Takes a Dive During World Cup

July 6, 2010  |  

(AP) — Nearly 15 million Americans tuned in to ABC for the team’s 2-1 loss to Ghana, with 4.5 million more watching on the Spanish-language Univision — making it the most-watched men’s World Cup game ever in the country.

The World Cup is the fourth-biggest “top productivity sapper” in the U.S., based on a nonscientific ranking of sporting events by workplace consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament ranked No. 1.

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