TV viewing numbers for soccer games on US television; March 16-22, 2015

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Looking at the viewing data for soccer games shown on US television during the past week, these are sobering numbers. There’s a lot of insight that you can read into these numbers, such as:

• How much of an impact el Clasico has on beIN SPORTS’ overall viewing figures,

• NBCSN’s impressive 950,000 figure that tuned in to Liverpool against Manchester United — the third most-watched Premier League match ever on US cable,

• How little interest there is in Serie A,

• Even worse, how much little interest there is in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Those are just for starters. Dive into the numbers below, and share YOUR interesting observations in the comments section below.

1. Barcelona vs Real Madrid, beIN SPORTS en Espańol (Sun 3/22 4pm ET) — 1.353 million
2. Liverpool vs Manchester United, NBCSN (Sun 3/22 9:30am ET) — 950,000
3. Barcelona vs Real Madrid, beIN SPORTS (Sun 3/22 4pm ET) — 755,000
4. Hull City vs Chelsea, NBCSN (Sun 3/22 Noon ET) — 604,000
5. Chivas vs Toluca, Univision Deportes (Sun 3/22 7pm ET) — 532,000
6. Newcastle United vs Arsenal, NBCSN (Sat 3/21 11am ET) — 500,000
7. Monaco vs Arsenal, FOX Sports 1 (Tues 3/17 3:45pm ET) — 472,000
8. Barcelona vs Manchester City, ESPN Deportes (Wed 3/18 3:45pm ET) — 451,000
9. Manchester City vs West Brom, NBCSN (Sat 3/21 8:45am ET) — 439,000
10. Barcelona vs Manchester City, FOX Sports 1 (Wed 3/18 3:45pm ET) — 399,000
11. Cruz Azul vs Tijuana, Univision Deportes (Sat 3/21 7pm ET) — 393,000
12. Monterrey vs Leon, Univision Deportes (Sat 3/21 9pm ET) — 333,000
13. Swansea vs Liverpool, NBCSN (Mon 3/16 4pm ET) — 323,000
14. Leones Negros vs Jaguares de Chiapas, Univision Deportes (Sat 3/21 11pm ET) — 305,000
15. New York Red Bulls vs DC United, ESPN 2 (Sun 3/22 5pm ET) — 250,000
16. Pumas vs Puebla, Univision Deportes (Sun 3/22 2pm ET) — 237,000
17. West Ham United vs Sunderland, NBCSN (Sat 3/21 1:30pm ET) — 236,000
18. San Jose Earthquakes vs Chicago Fire, FOX Sports 1 (Sun 3/22 7pm ET) — 134,000
19. Inter Milan vs Wolfsburg, FOX Sports 1 (Thurs 3/19 2pm ET) — 122,000
20. Borussia Dortmund vs Juventus, FOX Sports 2 (Wed 3/18 3:45pm ET) — 118,000
21. Dynamo Kiev vs Everton, FOX Sports 1 (Thurs 3/19 4pm ET) — 91,000
22. Montreal Impact vs Alajuelense, Univision Deportes (Wed 3/18 8pm ET) — 76,000
23. Atletico Madrid vs Leverkusen, FOX Sports 2 (Tues 3/17 3:45pm ET) — 73,000
24. Reading vs Bradford, FOX Sports 1 (Mon 3/16 4pm ET) — 59,000
25. Philadelphia vs FC Dallas, Univision Deportes (Sat 3/21 4pm ET) — 57,000
26. Club America vs Herediano, FOX Sports 2 (Tues 3/17 10pm ET) — 53,000
27. AC Milan vs Cagliari, beIN SPORTS (Sat 3/21 3:45pm ET) — 37,000
28. Atletico Madrid vs Getafe, beIN SPORTS (Sat 3/21 11am ET) — 35,000
29. Roma vs Fiorentina, FOX Sports 2 (Thurs 3/19 2pm ET) — 28,000
30. Juventus vs Genoa, beIN SPORTS (Sun 3/22 10am ET) — 27,000
31. Stade Reims vs Monaco, beIN SPORTS (Sun 3/22 Noon ET) — 27,000
32. PSG vs Lorient, beIN SPORTS (Fri 3/20 3:30pm ET) — 25,000
33. Fiorentina vs AC Milan, beIN SPORTS (Mon 3/16 2pm ET) — 23,000
34. Roma vs Sampdoria, beIN SPORTS (Mon 3/16 4pm ET) — 17,000
35. Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough, beIN SPORTS (Sat 3/21 8am ET) — 13,000
36. Chievo vs Palermo, beIN SPORTS (Sat 3/21 1pm ET) — 12,000
37. Sevilla vs Villarreal, FOX Sports 2 (Thurs 3/19 4pm ET) — 7,000
38. Montreal Impact vs Alajuelense, FOX Sports 2 (Wed 3/18 8pm ET) — 3,000

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