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:
|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|