FOX Sports’ MLS viewing numbers increased 37% in 2016 compared to last year

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FOX Sports’ coverage of MLS during the 2016 regular season saw a 37% increase compared to viewing figures for the top-flight American soccer league last year.

In total for 2016, FOX Sports averaged 270,258 viewers per game when combining numbers for FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. That compares to the viewing average of 196,545 from the 2015 MLS season on FOX Sports.

While FOX Sports and MLS still have a long way to go in order to close the gap with the Premier League and Liga MX in the United States, FOX Sports has been working overtime to give Major League Soccer as much exposure as they can across their networks. During 2016, that included two matches that were shown in local FOX markets on a NFL Sunday (September 18).

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Here are the viewing numbers for the 2016 MLS regular season games shown via FOX Sports:

Date Home Away TV1 TV2 TV1 Viewing # TV2 Viewing # Total
03/06/16 Seattle Sounders Sporting Kansas City Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 267,000 24,000 291,000
03/13/16 San Jose Earthquakes Portland Timers Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 175,000 51,000 226,000
03/20/16 Sporting Kansas City Toronto FC Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 184,000 21,000 205,000
04/03/16 Orlando City SC Portland Timers Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 261,000 36,000 297,000
04/10/16 New York City FC Chicago Fire Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 183,000 29,000 212,000
04/10/16 Los Angeles Galaxy Portland Timers Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 270,000 67,000 337,000
04/17/16 FC Dallas Sporting Kansas City Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 138,000 38,000 176,000
04/24/16 New York Red Bulls Orlando City SC Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 176,000 32,000 208,000
05/01/16 Sporting Kansas City Los Angeles Galaxy Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 199,000 60,000 259,000
05/08/16 DC United New York City FC Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 199,000 24,000 223,000
05/15/16 Portland Timbers New York City FC Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 241,000 35,000 276,000
05/21/16 New York City FC New York Red Bulls FOX Fox Deportes 595,000 41,000 636,000
05/22/16 Los Angeles Galaxy San Jose Earthquakes Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 151,000 59,000 210,000
06/19/16 New York Red Bulls Seattle Sounders Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 149,000 52,000 201,000
07/03/16 Sporting Kansas City Columbus Crew Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 136,000 36,000 172,000
07/10/16 Sporting Kansas City New York City FC Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 171,000 34,000 205,000
07/17/16 Portland Timbers Seattle Sounders FOX Fox Deportes 490,000 43,000 533,000
07/17/16 Philadelphia Union New York Red Bulls Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 118,000 22,000 140,000
07/24/16 New York Red Bulls New York City FC FOX Fox Deportes 558,000 42,000 600,000
07/31/16 Sporting Kansas City Portland Timers FOX Fox Deportes 349,000 32,000 381,000
08/07/16 Orlando City SC Seattle Sounders Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 91,000 12,000 103,000
08/07/16 Los Angeles Galaxy New York Red Bulls Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 93,000 37,000 130,000
08/14/16 Seattle Sounders Real Salt Lake Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 50,000 6,000 56,000
08/21/16 Seattle Sounders Portland Timers Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 148,000 16,000 164,000
08/28/16 Orlando City SC New York City FC Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 139,000 24,000 163,000
09/11/16 Los Angeles Galaxy Orlando City SC Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 97,000 53,000 150,000
09/18/16 Toronto FC New York Red Bulls FOX Fox Deportes 1,298,000 31,000 1,329,000
09/25/16 Columbus Crew New England Revolution Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 97,000 16,000 113,000
09/28/16 Toronto FC Orlando City SC Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 87,000 38,000 125,000
10/02/16 Vancouver Whitecaps Seattle Sounders Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 129,000 20,000 149,000
10/23/16 Los Angeles Galaxy FC Dallas Fox Sports 1 Fox Deportes 64,000 44,000 108,000
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