460,000 Fans Watch Manchester United-Chelsea FA Cup Match on FOX Soccer in US

FOX Soccer recorded its most-watched FA Cup match ever when 460,000 viewers watched the FA Cup sixth round match between Manchester United and Chelsea on Sunday, March 10.

The 2-2 result, which was commentated by Gus Johnson and Ian Wright, comes hot on the heels of the 520,000 who watched Manchester United against Real Madridon FOX Soccer. That UEFA Champions League match was played on March 5, 2013.

EPL Talk can also reveal the TV viewing audience for the February 24 match between Manchester City and Chelsea that was shown on FOX Soccer. That game had an average viewing audience of 248,000.

How do these numbers compare to the MLS? On the opening weekend of the new season, 221,000 watched Portland against New York on ESPN2, while 107,000 viewed DC United against Houston on NBC Sports Network.

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