Most-watched soccer games on US TV for December 7-23, 2017

Tigres’ 3-2 aggregate victory over Monterrey in the Liga MX Apertura final averaged 2.35 million viewers across two matches on Univision and Univision Deportes, down 23% from 3.05 million average viewers across both legs of the 2016 Apertura final featuring Club América and Tigres but up 16% from 2.02 million average viewers for both legs of the 2016 Clasura final between Chivas and Tigres. Overall, Liguilla viewership fell 31% on Univision’s networks when compared to the 2016 Apertura tournament.

Premier League matches have broken the 1 million viewer mark for 5 consecutive weeks across NBC’s networks starting with Liverpool’s match against Chelsea on November 25, which averaged 1.119 million viewers and concluding with Leicester City’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United this past weekend which averaged 1.179 million viewers. Peak viewership was reached on December 10 for the Manchester Derby which averaged 1.397 million viewers across NBCSN and Telemundo.

The MLS Cup final saw a massive drop in viewership, hitting its lowest point since the 2013 final as only 1.107 million people tuned into the final on either ESPN or UniMás, down nearly 1 million viewers from last year’s final with both featuring Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders. On the English-language side, ESPN shed 608,000 viewers from FOX’s broadcast and UniMás’ viewership was cut in half as only 304,000 tuned in versus 601,000 in 2016.

beIN SPORTS’ coverage of “El Clásico” between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona averaged more than 845,000 total viewers (P2+) across both networks, beginning with the earliest airtime for El Clásico at 6:40 a.m. ET. beIN SPORTS will continue its coverage of El Clásico, with the next match taking place in May 2018 during the afternoon – match dates and times to be announced.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for December 7-23, 2017:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 12/10/17 Liga MX Liguilla Final Monterrey / Tigres Univision; 1547000 UDN; 853000 2,400,000
2 12/7/17 Liga MX Liguilla Final Tigres / Monterrey Univision; 1444000 UDN; 856000 2,300,000
3 12/10/17 Premier League Man Utd / Man City NBCSN; 902000 Telemundo; 495000 1,397,000
4 12/23/17 Premier League Leicester City / Man Utd NBC; 991000 Telemundo; 188000 1,179,000
5 12/16/17 Premier League Man City / Spurs NBC; 1058000 Unvso; 61000 1,119,000
6 12/9/17 MLS Cup Final Toronto FC / Seattle Sounders ESPN; 803000 UniMás; 304000 1,107,000
7 12/23/17 Premier League Burnley / Spurs NBC; 896000 —; — 896,000
8 12/23/17 LaLiga Real Madrid / Barcelona beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espanol; 845000 —; — 845,000
9 12/10/17 Premier League Liverpool / Everton NBCSN; 594000 Telemundo; 185000 779,000
10 12/9/17 Premier League Newcastle / Leicester City NBC; 776000 —; — 776,000
11 12/17/17 Premier League Bournemouth / Liverpool NBCSN; 400000 Telemundo; 176000 576,000
12 12/21/17 Copa MX Monterrey / Pachuca —; — UDN; 495000 495,000
13 12/17/17 Premier League West Brom / Man Utd NBCSN; 386000 Unvso; 63000 449,000
14 12/16/17 FIFA Club World Cup Real Madrid / Grêmio —; — Telemundo; 438000 438,000
15 12/22/17 Premier League Arsenal / Liverpool NBCSN; 411000 Unvso; 23000 434,000
16 12/16/17 Premier League Chelsea / Southampton NBCSN; 432000 —; — 432,000
17 12/23/17 Premier League Man City / Bournemouth NBCSN; 380000 —; — 380,000
18 12/9/17 Premier League Spurs / Stoke City NBCSN; 367000 —; — 367,000
19 12/9/17 Premier League West Ham / Chelsea NBCSN; 305000 Unvso; 40000 345,000
20 12/6/17 UEFA CL Group Stage Real Madrid / Dortmund FS1; 161000 FOXD; 175000 336,000
21 12/23/17 Premier League Everton / Chelsea NBCSN; 270000 Unvso; 14000 284,000
22 12/16/17 Premier League Leicester City / Crystal Palace NBCSN; 252000 —; — 252,000
23 12/10/17 Premier League Southampton / Arsenal NBCSN; 244000 —; — 244,000
24 12/13/17 FIFA Club World Cup Al Jazira / Real Madrid —; — Telemundo; 214000 214,000
25 12/12/17 FIFA Club World Cup Grêmio / Pachuca —; — Telemundo; 200000 200,000
26 12/9/17 FIFA Club World Cup Pachuca / Casablanca —; — Telemundo; 197000 197,000
27 12/13/17 Premier League Swansea / Man City NBCSN; 173000 —; — 173,000
28 12/16/17 Premier League Arsenal / Newcastle CNBC; 173000 —; — 173,000
29 12/18/17 Premier League Everton / Swansea NBCSN; 148000 —; — 148,000
30 12/16/17 FIFA Club World Cup Al Jazira / Pachuca —; — Unvso; 66000 66,000
31 12/9/17 FIFA Club World Cup Al Jazira / Urawa Reds —; — Unvso; 41000 41,000
32 12/23/17 Premier League West Ham / Newcastle —; — Unvso; 30000 30,000
33 12/18/17 Campeonato Carioca América FC / Fluminense —; — UDN; 27000 27,000
34 12/13/17 Premier League West Ham / Arsenal —; — Unvso; 23000 23,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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