Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 29-June 4, 2017

Real Madrid and Juventus led in the ratings this week as over 3 million people tuned in for the UEFA Champions League final on FOX and FOX Deportes. Viewership was up 3% on the FOX broadcast network when compared to 2016 (1.762M vs 1.7M) while FOX Deportes underperformed ESPN Deportes by 4% against the 2016 final (1.241M vs 1.3M).

Mexico’s 3-1 defeat of the Republic of Ireland was watched by 2.052 million people on both Univision and Univision Deportes, making it the most-watched friendly of 2017, beating out the previous high for Mexico-Iceland (1.56M) by nearly half a million viewers.

The United States Men’s National Team also scored their largest viewership for a non-competitive match in 2017 as 1.33 million watched their 1-1 draw with Venezuela. Univision’s Spanish-language broadcast proved the most popular with 63% of viewers electing to watch across their networks.

In the US domestic game, ESPN saw a large drop-off in viewership when compared to last week (346,000 vs 256,000) while FS1 and FOX Deportes’ broadcast of Orlando City-Chicago Fire beat the Texas Derby by 100,000 viewers (275k vs 171k)

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 29-June 4, 2017:

Average viewing audiences for soccer leagues on US TV:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 6/3/17 UEFA CL Final Juventus / Real Madrid FOX; 1762000 FOXD; 1241000 3,003,000
2 6/1/17 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Ireland Univision; 1500000 UDN; 552000 2,052,000
3 6/3/17 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Venezuela FS1; 492000 Univision; 838000 1,330,000
4 6/2/17 MLS Timbers / Earthquakes UniMás; 286000 —; — 286,000
5 6/4/17 MLS Orlando City / Chicago Fire FS1; 211000 FOXD; 64000 275,000
6 6/3/17 MLS Sporting / Minnesota ESPN; 256000 —; — 256,000
7 6/3/17 NWSL Courage / Kansas City Lifetime; 91000 —; — 91,000
8 5/29/17 Manchester City Cup América Academy / Xolos Academy —; — UDN; 84000 84,000
9 5/29/17 Manchester City Cup Sounders Academy / Spurs Academy —; — UDN; 63000 63,000

SEE MORE: Access our archives of US TV ratings for soccer.

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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