Most-watched soccer games on US TV for November 9-19, 2017

November 18th’s late kickoff between Manchester United and Newcastle United drew 837,000 viewers to NBC, the network’s largest audience for a Premier League match since September 9 when 876,000 viewers tuned in as Manchester United and Stoke City played to a 2-2 draw. The match ranked as NBC’s fourth most-viewed of the season thus far. The only Premier League match to break 1 million viewers on NBC this season came early in the season and again featured Manchester United as they took on Leicester City back on August 26.

The USMNT’s friendly match against Portugal was watched by a total of 339,000 viewers with 169,000 tuning in on FOX Sports 1 and an additional 170,000 on UniMás and Univision Deportes. It was the least-watched USMNT’s match of 2017.

Meanwhile, the USWNT played a pair of friendlies against Canada with the first averaging 250,000 viewers on ESPN and the second averaging 235,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1.

Mexico’s pair of friendlies against Belgium and Poland were also Mexico’s two least-watched matches in 2017 and the only two matches to average fewer than 1 million total viewers. The Mexican National Team has played 21 matches in 2017 and has averaged 2.276 million viewers per match across various networks.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for November 9-19, 2017:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 11/18/17 Liga MX Monterrey / Tigres Univision; 532000 UDN; 411000 943,000
2 11/18/17 Premier League Man Utd / Newcastle NBC; 837000 Unvso; 45000 882,000
3 11/10/17 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Belgium UniMás; 464000 UDN; 238000 702,000
4 11/18/17 Premier League Leicester City / Man City NBCSN; 467000 Unvso; 39000 506,000
5 11/19/17 Liga MX Santos / América —; — UDN; 478000 478,000
6 11/13/17 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Poland UniMás; 314000 UDN; 160000 474,000
7 11/19/17 Liga MX Toluca / Tijuana Univision; 470000 —; — 470,000
8 11/18/17 Premier League Arsenal / Spurs NBCSN; 425000 Unvso; 34000 459,000
9 11/19/17 Premier League Watford / West Ham NBCSN; 334000 Telemundo; 121000 455,000
10 11/18/17 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Veracruz —; — UDN; 354000 354,000
11 11/14/17 Int’l Friendly Portugal / USMNT FS1; 169000 UniMás; 170000 339,000
12 11/17/17 Liga MX Atlas / Pachuca —; — UDN; 328000 328,000
13 11/18/17 Liga MX Necaxa / Morelia —; — UDN; 326000 326,000
14 11/9/17 Int’l Friendly (W) Canada / USWNT ESPN; 250000 —; — 250,000
15 11/12/17 Int’l Friendly (W) USWNT / Canada FS1; 235000 —; — 235,000
16 11/9/17 Liga MX Monterrey / Santos —; — UDN; 202000 202,000
17 11/18/17 Liga MX Leon / Chivas —; — Gala; 197000 197,000
18 11/17/17 Liga MX Puebla / Lobos —; — UDN; 177000 177,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily and @thegoalkeeper

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