Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 7-11, 2017

The World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Mexico was unsurprisingly the most-watched soccer match of the week with over 6.8 million viewers tuning in between FOX Sports 1 and Univision. The match was the most-viewed soccer match for 2017 on both networks individually, with FOX Sports 1 contributing 2.3 million viewers and Univision contributing 4.5 million viewers.

Mexico-Costa Rica and Juventus-Real Madrid were the only other matches in 2017 to have more than 3 million viewers.

Major League Soccer’s lone nationally broadcasted match of the week came Saturday on UniMás as Chicago Fire beat out newcomers Atlanta United 2-0 in front of an audience of 180,000, down 37% from last week’s broadcast (286k, Timbers/Earthquakes). Since the start of the MLS season, UniMás broadcasts are averaging 174,000 viewers through 12 matches.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 7-11, 2017:

Average viewing audiences for soccer leagues on US TV:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 6/11/17 CONCACAF WCQ Mexico / USMNT FS1; 2052000 Univision; 4179000 6,231,000
2 6/8/17 CONCACAF WCQ Mexico / Honduras FS1; 293000 Univision; 2613000 2,906,000
3 6/8/17 CONCACAF WCQ USMNT / Trinidad FS1; 797000 Univision; 924000 1,721,000
4 6/8/17 Int’l Friendy (W) Sweden / USWNT ESPN2; 205000 UDN; 16000 221,000
5 6/10/17 MLS Chicago Fire / Atlanta United UniMás; 180000 180,000
6 6/9/17 UEFA WCQ Netherlands / Luxembourg UniMás; 128000 128,000
7 6/7/17 Int’l Friendly Spain / Colombia ESPN2; 126000 126,000
8 6/10/17 UEFA WCQ Scotland / England UDN; 53000 53,000

Average MLS viewing audiences on US TV:

League Overall* ESPN ESPN2 FOX FS1
2017 MLS 239,607 (28) 289,111 (9) 244,333 (3) 409,000 (2) 182,571** (15)
2016 MLS 257,683 (63) 290,179 (28) 201,500 (4) 658,000 (5) 154,346 (26)

** Incomplete.

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. Lawrence Dockery June 16, 2017
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